Anthony Smith, Glover Teixeira Make Weight Ahead of UFC Fight Night BoutMay 12, 2020
Anthony Smith (205 pounds) and Glover Teixeira (205.5 pounds) made weight Tuesday for their light heavyweight main event of Wednesday's UFC Fight Night event in Florida.
The UFC weight limit for a non-title light heavyweight fight is 206 pounds. Title bouts have a 205-pound weight limit.
This will be the second UFC event held in Florida in a week's time, following UFC 249 on Saturday. UFC has been testing fighters, referees and everyone involved with the broadcast to ensure the safety of participants. Ronaldo Souza and two of his cornermen tested positive for coronavirus, forcing the cancellation of his scheduled bout with Uriah Hall.
Smith, 31, will be fighting for the first time since a submission victory over Alexander Gustafsson last June. He previously lost to Jon Jones via unanimous decision at UFC 235.
Teixeira, 40, won all three of his fights in 2019 and is getting into the Octagon for the first time since a September win over Nikita Krylov.
Smith is currently the fourth-ranked light heavyweight, while Teixeira is eighth. A win for Smith could put him in line to challenge Jones for the light heavyweight championship for a second time.
Teixeira lost to Jones via unanimous decision at UFC 172 in April 2014.