Rewind! Watch UFC Vegas 84’s Magomed Ankalaev smash Anthony Smith in Dallas | Video

Rewind! Watch UFC Vegas 84’s Magomed Ankalaev smash Anthony Smith in Dallas | Video

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  • janvier 10, 2024
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Magomed Ankalaev’s last two fights have not produced victories (nor losses) for the hard-hitting Dagestani, fighting to a draw against Jan Blachowicz at UFC 282 in a duel for the then-vacant Light Heavyweight title before his wild bout against Johnny Walker was ruled a “No Contest” at UFC 294 in on “Fight Island” 10 months later (watch highlights).

Before that string of unfortunate luck, however, Anakalaev was one of the hottest fighters in the 205-pound division, winning nine straights fights inside the Octagon after stumbling out of the gates with a truly shocking last-minute loss in his Octagon debut (watch it).

Hence, “uncrowned champion.”

His last win, in fact, came in July 2022, defeating former division title contender, Anthony Smith, at UFC 277. After a back-and-forth opening round, Anakalev was able to unleash some brutal (and relentless) ground-and-pound halfway through the second frame, prompting a stoppage.

Now, the No. 3-ranked fighter in the ultra-competitive weight class will attempt to get back in the win column once more when he rematches Walker in UFC Vegas 84’s ESPN+-streamed main event this weekend (Sat., Jan. 13, 2024) in Las Vegas, Nevada. And a win for Anakalaev could land him back in another title fight sooner rather than later.

Either way, it’s going to be great.

LIVE! Stream UFC Vegas 84 On ESPN+

TOP-RANKED LIGHT HEAVYWEIGHT REMATCH! Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) kicks off its 2024 mixed martial arts (MMA) campaign on Sat., Jan. 20, 2024, in Las Vegas, Nevada, with No. 3-ranked Light Heavyweight contender, Magomed Ankalaev, running it back against No. 7-seeded Johnny Walker after their initial wild encounter went up in smoke. In UFC Vegas 84’s co-main event, Lightweight legend, Jim Miller, locks horns with upstart knockout artist, Gabriel Benitez, in an intriguing 155-pound showdown.

Don’t miss a single second of face-punching action!

Remember that MMAmania.com will deliver LIVE round-by-round, blow-by-blow coverage of the entire UFC Vegas 84 fight card right here, starting with the ESPN+ “Prelims” matches, which are scheduled to begin at 4 p.m. ET, then the remaining main card balance (also on ESPN+) at 7 p.m. ET.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC Vegas 84: “Ankalaev vs. Walker 2” news and notes be sure to hit up our comprehensive event archive right here.

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