Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2 is scheduled to take place on Saturday, April 24, 2021, in Jacksonville, Florida, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Anthony “Lionheart” Smith will take on Jimmy Crute in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC 261 card.

In this post, we will break down Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 32-year-old, Anthony Smith is coming in with a 34-16-0 record. Smith will be fighting for the first time since a win via submission against Devin Clark at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Clark in November.

Crute, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO win against Modestas Bukauskas on November 28, 2020 at UFC Fight Night: Ortega vs. The Korean Zombie and holds a 12-1-0 record.

Anthony Smithvs.Jimmy Crute
32
Age
25
6′ 4″
Height
6′ 2″
205 lbs.
Weight
205 lbs.
76″
Reach
74″
34-16-0
Record
12-1-0
Orthodox
Stance
Orthodox

Anthony Smith has an orthodox fighting stance with a 76″ reach. The 25-year-old, Jimmy Crute is an orthodox fighter with a 74″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Anthony Smith:
→ Smith’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Smith lands 2.94 significant strikes per minute.
→ Smith’s takedown accuracy is 28%.
→ Smith’s takedown average is 0.49 per 15 minutes.
→ Smith’s takedown defense is 51%.

Smith comes in with 46% striking accuracy, typically landing about 2.94 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Crute fires at 57% accuracy, landing about 4.36 significant strikes per minute. Anthony Smith also has a 28% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.49 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Crute’s 4.33 takedowns and 60% takedown accuracy.

Jimmy Crute:
→ Crute’s striking accuracy is 57%.
→ Crute lands 4.36 significant strikes per minute.
→ Crute’s takedown accuracy is 75%.
→ Crute’s takedown average is 4.33 per 15 minutes.
→ Crute’s takedown defense is 60%.

Jimmy spent on average 5:12 minutes in the Octagon and Anthony has an average fight time of 10:03 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC 261 is live in , who do you think will win, Anthony or Jimmy? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC 261: Usman vs. Masvidal 2
Date
April 24, 2021
Location
Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Matchup
Anthony Smith vs. Jimmy Crute

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