Anthony Smith has issued a cultured assertion following his unanimous resolution loss to Johnny Walker at UFC on ABC 4.
Smith (36-18 MMA) had entered the competition trying to rebound, this after struggling a TKO loss to Magomed Ankalaev in most earlier Octagon look final July. Previous to that setback, ‘Lionheart’ was using a three-fight win streak which included stoppage victories over Devin Clark, Jimmy Crute and Ryan Spann.
In the meantime, Johnny Walker (21-7 MMA) entered the Octagon this afternoon sporting a two-fight successful streak, having scored stoppage victories over Ion Cutelaba and Paul Craig in his most earlier efforts. The 31-year-old Brazilian had gone 3-2 over his previous 5 fights general forward of tonight’s co-main occasion.
Whereas Anthony Smith was capable of land some good proper palms all through the course of the three-round contest, it was the kicking sport of Johnny Walker which seemingly made the distinction. The Brazilian battered the legs and physique of ‘Lionheart’ and seemingly cruised to a unanimous resolution win. Following the judges ruling, Walker proceeded to callout present UFC gentle heavyweight champion Jamahal Hill. In the meantime, Smith gave the impression to be considering retirement, however no official announcement was made.
Official UFC on ABC 4 Outcomes: Johnny Walker def. Anthony Smith by unanimous resolution (30-27, 29-28 x2)
Shortly following the conclusion of the combat, ‘Lionheart’ took to Twitter the place he issued the next assertion on the loss:
Congrats to @JohnnyWalker and his staff. He was the higher man within the octagon tonight.
— Anthony Smith (@lionheartasmith) May 13, 2023
“Congrats to @JohnnyWalker and his staff. He was the higher man within the octagon tonight.”
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