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Who won Reyes vs Spann?
Ryan Spann beat Dominick Reyes by during the prelims of UFC 281, on Saturday 12th November 2022 at Madison Square Garden in New York City.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Ryan Spann.
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 loses 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 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 12 by submission.
The stats suggested Reyes had a massive power advantage over Spann, boasting at 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, boosting at 60% submission rate over Reyes' 17%.
Dominick Reyes was the older man by 1 year, at 33 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 lost to 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 beat Chris Weidman at UFC on ESPN 6 on 18th October 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at TD Garden, Boston.
He had won against 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.
Reyes' last 5 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 6 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 10 months and 26 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Spann's last 4 fights had come over a period of 3 years and 3 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 4 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 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.