Nov 12 2022
Saturday

Madison Square Garden, New York City, United States

Prelim
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
12-3-0
KO 1
KO 1
20-7-0

The tape

34
Age
32
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
77.2" / 196 cm
Reach
81.5" / 207 cm

Tape record

KOKOUDKOSD
Form
SUBSUBKOKOSD
12
Wins
20
7
By KO
5
58
KO%
25
2
By SUB
12
17
SUB%
60
3
Loses
7
2
Stopped
3
0
Tapped
2
0
Draws
0
2014
Debut
2013
15
Bouts
27
27
Rounds
43
1 hours, 45 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 29 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

7
UFC
12
-
Bellator
-
11
Tapology
13

Dominick Reyes vs Ryan Spann report

Who won Reyes vs Spann?

Ryan Spann beat Dominick Reyes by knockout in the 1st round during the prelims of UFC 281, on Saturday 12th November 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.

The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).

Reyes vs Spann stats

Dominick Reyes stepped into the octagon with a record of 12 wins, 3 losses and 0 draws, 7 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 2 by submission.

Ryan Spann made his way to the cage with a record of 20 wins, 7 losses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

Ryan Spann marked his 11th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Dominick Reyes' UFC record stood at 6-4-0, while Ryan Spann's came in at 7-4-0.

The stats suggested Reyes had a massive power advantage over Spann, boasting a 58% knock out percentage over Spann's 25%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Spann had a massive advantage over Reyes, boasting a 60% submission rate over Reyes' 17%.

Dominick Reyes was the older man by 2 years, at 34 years old.

Spann had a height advantage of 1 inch over Reyes. That also extended to a 4-inch reach advantage.

Reyes was the less experienced professional fighter, having had 12 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2014, 1 year and 9 months later than Spann, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 20 less professional rounds, 28 to Spann's 48.

Reyes vs Spann form

Reyes had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges once.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Jiri Prochazka at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round in the United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Jan Blachowicz at UFC 253 on 26th September 2020 by knockout in the 2nd round in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.

Going into that contest, he had been defeated by Jon Jones at UFC 247 on 8th February 2020 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.

Before that, he had won against Chris Weidman at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at TD Garden, Boston.

He had beaten Volkan Oezdemir at UFC on ESPN+ 5 on 16th March 2019 by split decision in their 3 round contest at 02 Arena, London, United Kingdom.

Spann had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie on 26th August 2023 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night: Yan vs. Dvalishvili on 11th March 2023 by submission in the 1st round at The Theater at Virgin Hotels, Las Vegas, United States.

Going into that contest, he had defeated Dominick Reyes at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Before that, he was victorious against Ion Cutelaba at UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić on 14th May 2022 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had been defeated by Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Activity check

In terms of activity leading into the fight, Ryan Spann had been fighting more than Dominick Reyes.

Going to this contest, Dominick Reyes had last fought 3 years and 22 days ago, while Ryan Spann's last outing had been 8 months and 27 days ago.

Reyes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 2 months and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.

Spann's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 5 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 7 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.4 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Reyes vs Spann?

Dominick Reyes was a 9/20 (-220) favourite going into the contest, while Ryan Spann made his way into the ring at 9/5 (+180) with oddsmakers.

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