At the onset of Wednesday’s UFC Fight Night is eager anticipation for the headliner. Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira offers everything that betting on UFC fans wants. Starting with a fight that gamblers see fairly even. UFC President Dana White deserves considerable credit for quickly putting together a loaded fight card. Most important of all is the card features tremendous parity. At a time when fans and gamblers can’t be choosey quality prevails Wednesday. Fight night promises big numbers and large handle. Let’s take a look at the main card highlights.
UFC Fight Night Smith vs. Teixeira Main Card
|Date and Time:||Wednesday, May 13, 2020, 9 p.m. ET|
|Location:||VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, Florida|
|UFC Fight Night TV Coverage:||ESPN+|
UFC Fight Night Main Card Betting Odds:
|Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira||-155 / +135|
|Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux||+130 / -150|
|Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori||+140 / -160|
|Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober||EV / -120|
|Ray Borg vs. Ricky Simon||+145 / -165|
UFC Fight Night Preliminary Card Odds:
|Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins||+135 / -155|
|Sara Moras vs. Sijara Eubanks||+305 / -365|
|Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises||-115 / -105|
|Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher||-165 / +145|
UFC Fight Night Smith vs. Teixeira Overview
Former UFC light heavyweight challengers Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira draw immediate sportsbook attention. For the winner is the inside track at a championship shot. By contrast, the loser will be in the hole for quite some time. Fashion the lack of big chalks on the board. Wagering action will be spread relatively even. This adds to Fight Night’s appeal!
Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira – Light Heavyweight
Commencing with this bout is Anthony Smith ranked third in the UFC light heavyweight rankings. Smith has a career record of 32-14. He is coming off a fourth-round submission win over Alexander Gustafsson. Smith won the performance of the night honors in the win. As well as a win did Smith get back on track. He was coming off a unanimous decision loss to Jon Jones. That defeat to Jones was for the UFC light heavyweight title.
Glover Teixeira enters fight night with a record of 30-7. Last time out did Teixeira win for the third consecutive time. He beat Nikita Krylov by split decision after a submission win over Ion Cutelaba. The winning streak started with a submission victory over Karl Roberson. In sum, Teixeira is ranked eighth in the UFC light heavyweight rankings.
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux – Heavyweight
Namely, Ben Rothwell is a revered and respected UFC veteran. Rothwell’s career record is 37-12. Last time out he snapped a three-bout losing streak. Rothwell defeated Stefan Struve in a second-round technical knockout. Prior to joining UFC in 2009 he was in the International Fight League.
Ovince Saint Preux has a career record of 24-13. In like manner to Rothwell, Saint Preux snapped a two-bout losing streak in his most recent bout. Saint Preux scored a submission win over Michal Oleksiejczuk. But his most notable bout was a bitter defeat. Saint Preux faced Jon Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship on April 23, 2016. He was defeated by unanimous decision in UFC 197 in Las Vegas. Second chance for a title has been Saint Preux’s goal ever since.
To summarize Ovince Saint Preux and Anthony Smith are reasonably priced capable favorites.