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Anthony Smith gives Jamahal Hill ‘Glover-specific’ help ahead of title bout: “Kind of shock”



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Anthony Smith gives Jamahal Hill (picture) help ahead of Hill’s upcoming title fight at UFC 283. Photo via Instagram (@sweet_dreams_jhill)

Light heavyweight Anthony Smith clashed with Glover Teixeira in a brutal five-rounder in May, 2020. After four violent rounds, Smith suffered defeat via TKO early in the fifth.

To make Jamahal Hill avoid the same outcome in his upcoming title fight against Teixeira, “Lionheart” decided to train with the American challenger.

“Jamal can already fight, I’m not gonna show him anything groundbreaking,” Smith said in a recent interview with MMA Junkie. “It’s essentially just making him familiar, you know what I mean? It’s familiar, so the first time he sees it isn’t when he’s in there with Glover because Glover does do things a little bit different. I had the same kind of shock in some of those positions, things that I wasn’t necessarily expecting maybe. So, it’s nothing crazy, it’s just making him familiar with some of those spots, and just some small little tweaks, adding options or giving them another direction to go in certain ways, that’s maybe a little more Glover-specific.”

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Jamahall Hill has three straight wins

Hill rides a three-fight winning streak that includes a TKO over former title challenger Thiago Santos. His career-only loss came against Paul Craig at UFC 263 in June 2021.

Veteran Teixeira lost his last fight against Jiří Procházka last June, but had six straight wins before that fight, including wins over Jan Błachowicz, Thiago Santos and Nikita Krylov.

Check out the full fight between Anthony Smith and Glover Teixeira in the player below!

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Anthony Smith vs. Glover Teixeira

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