Anthony Smith vs Roman Dolidze Prediction UFC 303 Picks 6/29

Anthony Smith vs Roman Dolidze Prediction UFC 303 Picks 6/29

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UFC 303: Pereira vs. Procházka 2 - Anthony Smith vs. Roman Dolidze Preview and Prediction

UFC 303 brings another exciting light heavyweight bout between Anthony Smith and Roman Dolidze, set to take place on June 29, 2024, at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. This matchup pits two experienced fighters with contrasting styles against each other.

 

Anthony Smith - FactoryX Muay Thai

  • Height/Weight: 6' 4", 206 lbs
  • Record: 38-19-0 (19 TKO, 15 SUB)
  • Team: FactoryX Muay Thai
  • Nickname: Lionheart
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Birthdate: 7/26/1988 (35 years old)

Strengths:

Anthony Smith, known as "Lionheart," is a seasoned veteran with a well-rounded skill set. His experience in both striking and submissions makes him a dangerous opponent in any situation. Smith's ability to adapt during fights and capitalize on his opponent's weaknesses has been a hallmark of his career.

Recent Performance:

Smith's recent fights include a submission win over Vitor Petrino and a split decision victory against Ryan Spann. Despite setbacks against top contenders like Khalil Rountree Jr. and Johnny Walker, Smith's resilience and technical proficiency remain impressive.

 

Roman Dolidze - Xtreme Couture

  • Height/Weight: 6' 2", 205 lbs
  • Record: 12-3-0 (7 TKO, 3 SUB)
  • Team: Xtreme Couture
  • Stance: Orthodox
  • Reach: 76"
  • Birthdate: 7/15/1988 (35 years old)

Strengths:

Roman Dolidze brings a powerful striking game and solid submission skills to the octagon. His reach advantage and knockout power make him a threat in stand-up exchanges, while his grappling ability provides a well-rounded approach to combat.

Recent Performance:

Dolidze's recent fights include a majority decision loss to Nassourdine Imavov and a knockout win over Phil Hawes. His performances against tough opponents highlight his resilience and ability to finish fights both on the feet and on the ground.

 

Prediction:

This matchup between Smith and Dolidze presents an intriguing contrast of styles. Smith's experience and versatility in both striking and submissions make him a formidable opponent, while Dolidze's power and reach advantage pose a significant threat.

Given both fighters' ability to absorb punishment and their defensive skills, this fight is likely to be closely contested. Smith's tendency to weather storms and adapt as the fight progresses suggests that he will look to control the pace and avoid getting caught in Dolidze's striking range.

Moreover, both fighters have shown resilience in their recent bouts, often going the distance against tough opponents. Smith's technical proficiency and ability to maintain composure in high-pressure situations make him a strong candidate to navigate the fight to a decision.

Therefore, the best bet for this matchup is for the fight to go to decision. Expect a tactical battle with both fighters utilizing their strengths while respecting their opponent's capabilities.

Pick: Fight to go to Decision -120

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