Bet on Anthony Smith v Glover Teixeira Fight - UFC May 13

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Don Shapiro
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Glover Teixeira is a +130 underdog versus Anthony Smith in the Wednesday May 13 special card to be broadcast on ESPN+.

This is the second of three fights taking place in Jacksonville over a one-week span that kicked off with UFC 249, the most wagered on card ever at BetOnline, and culiminates with UFC Fight Night Saturday May 16 Alistair Overeen vs. Walt Harris.

The Smith vs. Teixeira heavyweight fight was originally to take place April 25 before the coronavirus pandemic threw everything into complete bedlam.

“I do think with my pressure and just being pinpoint accurate, I think I need a late finish,” Smith told MMA Junkie. “I think Glover’s going to be forced to take some bad shots to stay safe and I think it will be a submission. That one would mean a lot to me. Getting a submission win over someone as heralded as Glover Teixeira on the ground? He’s a really good black belt. But so am I. I think Glover’s going to be hard to knock out and I’m trying to be a little smarter with my hands these days. So we’re going heavier volume, we’re going to throttle the power back a little bit and be a little more tactical. I’m going to see if we can submit Glover Teixeira.”

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