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UFC 261: Anthony Smith takes on Jimmy Crute

Both fighters need a big win

The UFC confirmed today light heavyweights No. 6 Anthony Smith and No. 12 Jimmy Crute will meet at UFC 261 in April.

Smith (34-16-0), 34, snapped a two-fight losing skid with a submission win over Devin Clark last November at UFC Vegas 15.

Meanwhile, Crute (12-1-0), 25, has been on a tear, bouncing back from his first loss in 2019 to two wins in 2020.

UFC 261 is scheduled for April 24 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Announced matches include:

XHANG WEILI (21-1-0) VS. ROSE NAMAJUNAS (9-4-0)

VALENTINA SHEVCHENKO (20-3-0) VS. JESSICA ANDRADE (21-8-0)

CHRIS WEIDMAN (15-5-0) VS. URIAH HALL (16-9-0)

DANAA BATGEREL (8-2-0) VS. KEVIN NATIVIDAD (9-2-0)

BRENDAN ALLEN (15-4-0) VS. KARL ROBERSON (9-3-0)

JEFF MOLINA (8-2-0) VS. QILENG AORI (18-6-0)

ARIANE CARNELOSSI (12-2-0) VS. NA LIANG (13-4-0)

More bouts are expected to be announced.

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network online news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.

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