An absolute slugfest will headline the Fight Night 138 card as former light heavyweight title challenger and #2 ranked Volkan ‘No Time’ Ozdemir (12-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) takes on #9 ranked Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith (30-13 MMA, 5-2 UFC) in Moncton, Canada on October 27.
Swiss powerhouse recently adopted his nickname ‘No Time’ with brisk knockouts of Misha Cirkunov and Jimi Manuwa, both lasting less than even a minute. Surging Anthony Smith has been following a similar blueprint as he finished legends Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua within 90 seconds of their respective bouts. Smith thus believes he is more deserving of Ozdemir’s nickname ‘No Time’.
“If you really go back, go look at my record,” Anthony Smith said on a recent episode of Submission Radio. “I mean, I’ve probably got over 20 first-round finishes.
“He’s got this No Time gimmick but I’m the original No Time,” Smith continued. “I mean, if that’s the way you want to look at it. I mean, I’ve got more first-round finishes than he’s got fights total. So, I don’t imagine it’s going to go to a decision [when we fight]. I’ve seen a couple of the highlights of the DC fight, I think it will be similar to that. I don’t think he likes pressure that much, and like I said, I don’t know how to fight any other way, it’s just go forward and punch people in the face”.