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3. Anthony Smith Could Be A Contender РWith Some Work

Smith had a slow start against Hector Lombard on Saturday night, but after two rounds of punishment, “Lionheart” turned the tables and scored a third-round TKO for by far the biggest victory in his MMA career.

Now 3-0 in the UFC with all three wins coming by way of TKO, Smith has quietly emerged as a dark horse contender in the middleweight division.

With a little more work, “Lionheart” could become a top ten threat in the 185-pound weight class, a division that’s always in rent of fresh faces and blood.