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UFC on ESPN+: Smith vs. Teixeira Betting Trends To Watch

UFC on ESPN+: Smith vs. Teixeira will take place on Wednesday May 13, 2020 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena from Jacksonville, Florida with an 11-fight card

Listed below are the matchups for Wednesday's card, plus records, current form, age and betting trends for every fighter.

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Light Heavyweight Bout
Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira

Anthony Smith (31-years-old)
UFC Record (7-2)

  • Last Fight - submission win over Alexander Gustafsson (June 1, 2019)
  • Only one of his past nine professional fights have gone the distance
  • Five of his past seven professional victories have come via KO/TKO
  • He hasn't won by unanimous decision in 10 fights dating back to Feb. 21, 2016
  • Owns a 47.77 significant strike accuracy percentage with 3.06 significant strikes landed per minute

Glover Teixeira (40-years-old)
UFC Record (13-5)

  • Last Fight - Sept. 14, 2019, a split-decision win vs. Nikita Krylov (UFC on ESPN+ 16)
  • Enters 3-0 across past three bouts with two submission victories
  • Hasn't won four straight fights at the UFC level since opening 5-0 from May 26, 2012 to Sept. 4, 2013
  • Has eight career wins via submission, and he has never lost in that fashion

Heavyweight Bout
Ben Rothwell vs. Ovince Saint Preux

Ben Rothwell (38-years-old)
UFC Record (7-5)

  • Last Fight - Dec. 7, 2019, a KO/TKO over Stefan Struve (Round 2, 4:57 - Dec. 7, 2019)
  • 1-3 across past four bouts, including three straight unanimous decisions losses from April 10, 2016 to July 20, 2019
  • Each of his past six wins at the UFC level have come via submission (two) or KO/TKO (four)
  • Rothwell is 0-4 in each of the past four instances the fight has been decided on points

Ovince Saint Preux (37-years-old)
UFC Record (12-8)

  • Last Fight - Sept. 28, 2019, a submission win over Michal Oleksiejczuk (Round 2, 2:46)
  • Four of his past five fights have been decided via submission (2-2)
  • Only one of his previous eight UFC bouts have ended up going the distance
  • 5-6 across his past 11 UFC fights
  • Owns a 1.34 takedown average and 40.35 takedown accuracy percentage

Lightweight Bout
Alexander Hernandez vs. Drew Dober

Alexander Hernandez (27-years-old)
UFC Record (3-1)

  • Last Fight - July 20, 2019, a unanimous decision win over Francisco Trinaldo
  • Each of his past two victories have come via unanimous decision
  • In 13 career professional fights he has never lost via submission
  • Seven of his 13 career professional bouts have finished inside the distance
  • Only two of his 13 fights have ended in submission (2-0), with none at UFC level

Drew Dober (31-years-old)
UFC Record (8-4-1)

  • Last Fight - Jan. 18, 2020, a KO/TKO win (Round 1, 1:10) vs. Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 246
  • 5-1 across past six UFC bouts with three wins via KO/TKO
  • Only two of his past eight UFC fights have gone the distance (2-0)
  • Hasn't lost a decision in 12 consecutive contests since his UFC debut May 31, 2014 vs. Nick Hein
  • Has been submitted three times across his past 10 UFC bouts

Bantamweight Bout
Ricky Simon vs. Ray Borg

Ricky Simon (27-years-old)
UFC Record (3-2)

  • Last Fight - Dec. 7, 2019, a unanimous decision loss vs. Rob Font
  • 0-2 across past two bouts after opening 3-0 at the UFC level
  • Has never been submitted in 18 career professional fights
  • Three of his past four fights have went the distance
  • None of his previous eight bouts have been won or lost by submission

Ray Borg (26-years-old)
UFC Record (7-4)

  • Last Fight - Feb. 15, 2020, a unanimous decision win vs. Rogerio Bontorin
  • Each of his past three bouts, and seven of the past eight, have went the distance
  • None of his 11 fights at the UFC level have been decided, win or lose, by KO/TKO
  • He hasn't won by submission in eight straight UFC bouts dating back to Feb. 14, 2015

Middleweight Bout
Karl Roberson vs. Marvin Vettori

Karl Roberson (29-years-old)
UFC Record (4-2)

  • Last Fight - Nov. 9, 2019 (UFC on ESPN+ 21), a submission win vs. Roman Kopylov
  • Four of his six UFC bouts have finished inside the distance, each via submission (2-2)
  • 2-0 in two UFC bouts going the distance, and 3-0 in his professional career in decisions
  • Only two of his 11 professional bouts have resulted in a KO/TKO (2-0)

Marvin Vettori (26-years-old)
UFC Record (4-2-1)

  • Last Fight - Oct. 12, 2019, a unanimous decision win vs. Andrew Sanchez
  • 3-1-1 past five bouts with three UD victories
  • Each of his past six fights have gone the distance (3-2-1)
  • Only two of his 19 professional fights have been decided by KO/TKO (2-0)
  • His last fight to finish inside the distance was his UFC debut on Aug. 20, 2016, a submission win vs. Alberto Uda

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Heavyweight Bout
Andrei Arlovski vs. Philipe Lins

Andrei Arlovski (41-years-old)
UFC Record (7-9-1)

  • Last Fight - Nov. 2, 2019  (KO/TKO loss vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik, UFC 246)
  • 1-4-1 across past six bouts, with only win coming vs. Ben Rothwell July 20, 2019
  • 3-9-1 across his past 13 UFC fights, with no wins inside distance since May 23, 2015
  • Four of his past 13 bouts have ended in KO/TKO, all losses
  • Hasn't recorded a submission victory in 38 straight professional bouts

Philipe Lins (34-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Will be making his UFC debut
  • Last Fight - Dec. 31, 2018, a TKO win over Josh Copeland at PFL 11: The Championship
  • 4-0 across his past four professional bouts with three wins via TKO
  • Each of his past 11 professional fights have finished inside the distance

Lightweight Bout
Michael Johnson vs. Thiago Moises

Michael Johnson (33-years-old)
UFC Record (11-9)

  • Last Fight - Oct. 26, 2019, a majority decision loss vs. Stevie Ray
  • 2-5 across past seven professional bouts
  • Past two victories have each went the distance
  • Three of his past four bouts, and seven of his past 12, have ended up being decided by the judges
  • Has never won by submission at the UFC level, going 0-4

Thiago Moises (25-years-old)
UFC Record (1-2)

  • Last Fight - Aug. 31, 2019, a unanimous decision loss vs. Damir Ismagulov
  • 1-2 across past three UFC bouts since his debut Nov. 10, 2018
  • Five of his past seven professional fights have gone the distance (2-3)
  • Has never lost via submission in 16 professional fights (5-0)

Women’s Bantamweight
Sijara Eubanks vs. Sarah Moras

Sijara Eubanks (35-years-old)
UFC Record (2-2)

  • Last Fight - Sept. 21, 2019, a unanimous decision loss vs. Bethe Correia (UFC on ESPN+ 17)
  • Each of her past six professional bouts have gone the distance (3-3)
  • None of her nine career fights have ended in submission
  • Has never been knocked out in nine career fights, winning two bouts by KO/TKO

Sarah Moras (32-years-old)
UFC Record (3-3)

  • Last Fight - Sept. 7, 2019 (KO/TKO win vs. Liana Jojua, UFC 242)
  • 1-3 across past four bouts, with two of four fights going the distance (0-2)
  • Has just one career loss via submission in 12 career bouts (2-1)
  • Each of her past three fights going the distance have resulted in unanimous decision losses

Lightweight Bout
Gabriel Benitez vs. Omar Morales

Gabriel Benitez (31-years-old)
UFC Record (5-3)

  • Last Fight - Aug. 17, 2019, a KO/TKO loss to Sodiq Yusuff (Round 1, 4:14 at UFC 241)
  • Hasn't lost by submission in 11 consecutive professional bouts (2-0)
  • Four of his previous six fights have finished inside the distance
  • Three of his past six bouts have ended in KO/TKO (1-2)
  • Hasn't lost two straight fights as a professional since March 2-Aug. 10, 2013

Omar Morales (34-years-old)
UFC Record (1-0)

  • Last Fight - Dec. 21, 2019, his UFC debut in a unanimous decision win over Dong Hyun Ma
  • Only two of his nine professional fights have ended up going the distance
  • He has recorded five submission wins in his nine career fights
  • Six of his nine career appearances have ended in Round 1

Featherweight Bout
Hunter Azure vs. Brian Kelleher

Hunter Azure (28-years-old)
UFC Record (1-0)

  • Last Fight - Sept. 14, 2019, his UFC debut in a unanimous decision win over Brad Katona
  • 8-0 in eight career professional fights, with three wins by KO/TKO, one by submission and four by unanimous decision
  • Each of his past three fights have went the distance

Brian Kelleher (33-years-old)
UFC Record (3-3)

  • Last Fight - Jan. 18, 2020, a submission win over Ode' Osbourne at UFC 246
  • Each of his past three bouts, and eight of his past nine professional fights have finished inside the distance
  • Hasn't lost by decision in 16 consecutive professional fights dating back to Sept. 21, 2013 at CFFC 27 vs. Scott Heckman

Heavyweight Bout
Chase Sherman vs. Isaac Villanueva

Chase Sherman (30-years-old)
UFC Record (2-5)

  • Last Fight - Sept. 22, 2018, a KO/TKO loss to Augusto Sakai
  • 0-3 across past three fights, including pair of KO/TKO losses
  • None of his 17 career professional bouts have ended via submission win or loss
  • Only three of his 17 career fights have ended up going the distance

Isaac Villanueva (36-years-old)
UFC Record (0-0)

  • Will be making his UFC debut
  • Last fight on Dec. 13, 2019, a KO/TKO win over Rashad Coulter (Round 1, 3:17 - Fury FC 40: Fury Fighting Championship)
  • Each of his past four fights have resulted in Round 1 KO/TKO victories
  • Has never won by submission in 25 career bouts (0-5)
  • Three of his past eight professional fights have gone the distance, but 21 of his 25 fights have finished inside the distance
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