Anthony Smith struggled in the first moments, but still managed to get a smooth finish in the first round at UFC Vegas 15’s main event. ‘Lionheart’ was on his back against wrestler Devin Clark when he caught his opponent with a deep triangle choke that forced the tap less than three minutes into the fight. On Twitter, pro fighters enjoyed the performance.
Submission works knew it would last long!!!— Jamahal “Sweet Dreams” Hill (@JamahalH) November 29, 2020
— Adrian Yanez (@yanezmma) November 29, 2020
Yo! Smooth triangle ️!!!
Impressive win for Anthony Smith!!— James Vick (@JamesVickMMA) November 29, 2020
Anthony wasn’t lying when he said he’s gonna show there’s levels to this— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) November 29, 2020
I figured this fight would go like so . You have to be patient to beat Smith #UFCVegas15— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) November 29, 2020
Smith vs Crute 5 rounds in February. Who wants to see that? Also congrats to @lionheartasmith great performance— Jimmy Crute (@CruteJim) November 29, 2020
Smith takes care of business early. Triangle set up from closed guard gets it done in round 1. @AnikFlorianPod comin’atcha tomorrow.— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) November 29, 2020
Good win for lion hearth— Chito Vera (@chitoveraUFC) November 29, 2020