Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker 5-13-23 Prediction, Odds and Best Bets

Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker 5/13/23 – On Saturday night at UFC On ABC 4, Anthony Smith will take on Johnny Walker in the co-main event. This match will take place at Charlotte, North Carolina’s Spectrum Center. Smith will make his return after over 10 months away. At the same time, Walker hopes to secure his third consecutive win and open up more chances for him against larger-caliber opponents in future matches. UFC online bettings are already available for online bettors for placing their bets on best fighters.

Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker

Date & Time: Saturday, May 13, 2023 at 3:00 PM ET

Location: Spectrum Center, Charlotte, North Carolina, USA


nthony Smith vs Johnny Walker 5/13/23 Betting Odds


Moneyline: -114


Moneyline: -106

Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker Analysis

Anthony “Lionheart” Smith enters the cage boasting an undefeated record of 36-17-0. At 34, this orthodox fighter weighs in at 205 lbs and stands 6’4″ with an expansive wingspan of 76″. Anthony Smith averages 2.99 significant strikes per minute. Smith connects on 47% of his significant strikes. “Lionheart” takes 4.37 significant strikes per minute when defending in the Octagon. Smith blocks 42% of significant strikes thrown by his opponents. 

Anthony Smith made his last Octagon appearance against Magomed Ankalaev and unfortunately was defeated via a punch to the head while on the ground in round 2. Ankalaev scored 64 of 102 strikes he attempted during this fight, while Smith only managed 21 strikes out of 39 total attacks thrown. Ankalaev made 46 out of 79 significant strikes for 58%. He completed the fight by landing 31 out of 60 significant strikes directed at his head. Smith fared much better, landing half of his significant strikes at 18 out of 36. He struck at least six out of 21 significant blows directly at his head. 50% of the significant strikes connected on by Ankalaev and 94% of them landed by Smith were done at a distance. Smith has completed 27% of his takedown attempts, while successfully stopping 48% of attempts made against him by opponents.

Johnny Walker stands 6’6″, weighs in at 205 lbs and sports an orthodox fighter record of 20-7-0. At 31 years old he boasts an 82″ wingspan. Johnny Walker excels in significant strikes by landing 3.38 significant strikes per minute and connecting on 60% of them. Walker holds an effective defensive rating in the Octagon of 2.60 and blocks 42% of shots fired his way.

Johnny Walker’s final fight was against Paul Craig and they scored an early knockout victory via punches to the head in round 1. Craig was successful with all significant shots he attempted at distance, whereas Walker achieved 37% success rate. Walker connected on 80% of significant strikes he attempted by landing 16 out of 20, including 12 of 16 targeted at his head. Craig was successful in landing three out of eight significant strikes during that matchup; out of those significant strikes, none targeted Craig’s head. Craig completed 3 of 8 attempts while Walker successfully connected on 17 out of 21 of all the strikes he attempted. Walker is scoring takedowns on 85% of his attempts and blocking 58% of tries against him.

Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker Stats

Average Fight Time9:276:35
Height6′ 4″6′ 6″
Weight205 lbs.205 lbs.
Strikes Landed per Min.2.993.38
Striking Accuracy47%60%
Strikes Absorbed per Min.4.372.60
Takedowns Average/15 min.0.440.41
Takedown Accuracy27%100%
Takedown Defense48%58%
Submission Average/15 min.0.71.2

Anthony Smith vs Johnny Walker Prediction

Anthony Smith and Johnny Walker have shown great promise as light heavyweight contenders and now stand on a collision course to determine who reigns supreme among them. UFC betting experts consider Anthony Smith the more efficient grappler, as he secures takedowns at 0.44 times per 15 minutes compared to Walker who manages just 0.41 takedowns over that same span of time.

Free Pick: Anthony Smith -114