Anthony Smith will face Jamahal Hill on March 11th in a 5-round main event, location to be determined, per Mike Bohn and Nolan King.
This 5-round fight takes place in the Light Heavyweight (205 lbs) division.
Anthony Smith holds a professional record of 36-17-0 1NC and is currently ranked #5. His notable wins include Alexander Gustafsson, Volkanovski Oezdemir, and Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua.
Jamahal hill holds a professional record of 11-1-0 and is currently ranked #6. His notable wins include Thiago Santos, Ovince St. Preux, and Johnny Walker.
Prior to his most recent fight, a loss to Magomed Ankalaev in which he'd severely compromised his leg, Smith was riding a 3-fight finishing streak over Devin Clark, Jimmy Crute, and Ryan Spann. He's been a long-time contender in the division and even challenged Jon Jones for the title. He will look to protect his top 5 ranking against Hill, much like he virally protected his wife and family from a home invasion in 2020.
Jamahal Hill is riding a 3-fight finishing streak of his own, winning all by knockout. His lone loss was a TKO to Paul Craig in which he suffered a dislocated arm. Hill boasts fast hands and excellent defensive striking but prefers to go on the offense and end his opponents early and often. Each performance leaves fans anticipating his next fight. He now gets a chance to enter the top 5 and potentially insert himself into the title picture.
Will Smith show his veteran's experience or will Hill find the KO? Let us know your prediction in the comments below!