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Knockout! Watch Anthony Smith finish Hector Lombard late at UFC Fight Night 116

It was yet another late finish for rising UFC middleweight contender Anthony Smith last night (Sat., Sept. 16, 2017) at UFC Fight Night 116 live on FOX Sports 1 from inside PPG Paints Arena in Pittsburgh, Pa., as the 29-year-old put an end to Cuban powerhouse Hector Lombard via third-round TKO. Smith certainly absorbed damage throughout the first two rounds, but came alive when it mattered most. “Lionheart” caught Lombard with a nasty right hand that slumped the veteran middleweight and forced the referee to jump in for the third-round knockout stoppage.

Check out the come-from-behind finish above courtesy of UFC.

With this victory, Smith improves his divisional win streak to three (all finishes). He has now recorded back-to-back third-round knockouts and looks to be on the fast track towards a top 15 matchup. However, Smith is considering a potential move to 205 pounds in order to bypass a heavy weight cut. We shall see.

For complete UFC Fight Night 116 results and coverage click here.

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