Anthony Smith steps in on short notice to fight Khalil Rountree Jr. at the upcoming UFC Fight Night. 

Before Betting on Smith vs. Rountree

Smith is no stranger to the octagon. He is one of the longest-lasting guys in the MMA, having an impressive 55 fights in his career and meeting all sorts of fighters. He would even challenge Jon Jones back in 2019, attacking the UFC light heavyweight title, but unsuccessfully. He has 37 victories and 18 losses so far. 

After losing two in a row, against Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker, he was better than Ryan Spann via split decision back in August this year. Smith is highly versatile and knows how to handle business on the ground and in standup, but we can’t say he possesses some extraordinary skills in each area. 

On the other hand, Rountree Jr., 33, has managed to turn things around in his UFC career after a mediocre start. With four consecutive victories, Rountree Jr. is back in the spotlight and has an excellent chance to cash in on all that, but only if he defeats Smith. In that case, we might see him in the title eliminator or even the title fight. 

His previously mentioned four triumphs were all impressive, ending with knockouts, with the victims being Modestas Bukauskas, Karl Roberson, Dustin Jacoby, and Chris Daukaus. Rountree has 18 matches inside the octagon, having 12 victories, five defeats, and one no-contest. 

Smith vs. Rountree UFC Fight Night Offshore Betting Odds

Offshore Sportsbook Smith Rountree

Smith is one of the most experienced fighters in the UFC, but we need to notice that his career has been declining lately. We love this guy, yet we don’t believe he has enough power to take down Rountree and do any harm on the mat, which would be his only chance to defeat this rival. Therefore, our pick is Rountree to win.