WATCH: “Separated at birth?”- Anthony Smith poses with lookalike UFC Vegas 86 bonus winner leaving fight fans in splits

Anthony Smith encounters his doppelganger Bogdan Guskov, celebrating Guskov's victory and pondering a torch-passing between the 'old lion' and the promising 'new one' in UFC.


WATCH: “Separated at birth?”- Anthony Smith poses with lookalike UFC Vegas 86 bonus winner leaving fight fans in splits

Anthony Smith met with Bogdan Guzkov (Image via: Instagram)

Anthony Smith attended UFC Vegas 86 as he had desk duty for ESPN. Smith recently fought Khalil Rountree Jr. on short notice and lost via KO. At UFC Vegas 86, Smith met with Uzbekistan’s Bogdan Guskov. Guskov fought in the preliminary card against Zac Pauga and won via knockout.

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Nonetheless, the importance of the meeting between Guskov and Smith was due to their striking resemblance. Like Smith, Guskov is also bald and almost has the same facial features. ESPN analyst Karyn Bryant shared the video of Smith and Guskov as they posed for pictures together. This is what she captioned the post.

Separated at birth??? Congrats to @bogdancarevich for the KO win at #ufcvegas86! Hope to see you have as storied a career as my homie @lionheartasmith!
Karyn Bryant via Instagram

Anthony Smith said in the video that Guskov was the better-looking of the two. Guskov further referenced that Smith was the old lion and he was the new one, as Smith goes by the nickname “Lion Heart.” Smith further stated that Guskov had a great future ahead of him, and he looked impressive against Pauga.

The fight with at Pauga was Guskov’s second in the UFC. Guskov lost his UFC debut to Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Paris 2023 via knockout. Before his loss to Routree, Smith had defeated Ryan Spann after consecutive losses to Magomed Ankalev and Johnny Walker.

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Fights fans react to Anthony Smith posing with doppelganger Bogdan Guskov

There are many instances where UFC fighters share striking resemblances with other famous people. UFC middleweight Gregory Rodrigues shares a close resemblance with Barack Obama, the former US President. Moreover, interim heavyweight champion Tom Aspinall closely resembles retired UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir.

Anthony Smith and Bogdan Guzkov share a resemblance
Anthony Smith and Bogdan Guzkov share a resemblance (Image via: Instagram)

The instance of two active fighters in the same division sharing a resemblance is very rare. However, UFC light heavyweight Anthony Smith and Bogdan Guskov share a striking resemblance, and it has sent fight fans into a frenzy. See how fight fans react to the resemblance below.

Smith and Guskov are on opposing trajectories in their career. Guskov rebounded from his debut loss with a victory at UFC Vegas 86. On the other hand, Smith lost his latest fight via brutal KO and is 5-5 since his title fight loss to Jon Jones.

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