Light heavyweight Anthony Smith is joining the UFC ahead of UFC 280 in Abu Dhabi. Fighter vs Writer to break down the biggest storylines into what should be a monumental pay-per-view in 2022.
Smith shares his thoughts on the main event, which sees Charles Oliveira take on Islam Makhachev to determine the new UFC lightweight champion. Makhachev looked undefeated during his current winning streak, but are people missing out on the dominance that Oliveira has shown by defeating the best fighters in the world at 155 pounds?
Smith also explains why he thinks Sean O’Malley had the best fight to jump the line and potentially earn a title shot against former bantamweight champion Petr Yan.
The breakdown also includes an analysis of the co-main event between Aljamain Sterling and T.J. Dillashaw, as well as Beneil Dariush vs. Mateusz Gamroth and Belal Muhammad vs. Sean Brady.
In addition to UFC 280 picks and predictions, Smith is also giving an update on his current health status following surgery on a broken leg following his last fight against Magomed Ankalaev. Smith says he faced some difficulties after the operation and when he hopes to return to work.
All this and more in the latest issue. Fighter vs Writer!