Update 10:40 p.m ET: Magomed Ankalaev wins by TKO at 3:09 of the second round.
Anthony Smith broke his leg on a kick that was checked by Ankalaev in the first round, and incredibly finished the fight anyway! Another huge performance for Ankalaev, who now has to be in title contention.
Magomed Ankalaev détruit Anthony Smith au 2eme rounds. TKO #UFC277pic.twitter.com/JYyGY9PSWa— ARENA (@MMArena_) July 31, 2022
UFC 277’s main card will get started at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+ PPV. While the night is capped off by a women’s bantamweight title fight between Julianna Pena and Amanda Nunes, the card will kick off with a light heavyweight bout between Magomed Ankalaev and Anthony Smith. Ankalaev enters with a 17-1 record and has eight wins in a row. Smith will be fighting in his 53rd career match. He enters with a 36-16 record and is coming off a first-round submission win against Ryan Spann in September 2021.
Over 2.5: -160
Under 2.5: +130
Ankalaev by KO/TKO/DQ: +165
Ankalaev by Submission: +1100
Ankalaev by Decision: -110
Smith by KO/TKO/DQ: +1200
Smith by Submission: +1400
Smith by Decision: +1000
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