Aug 26 2023
Saturday

Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore

Co-Main Event
3 rounds contest @ Light Heavyweight
36-18-0
SD 3

Score cards

  • 28-29
  • 29-28
  • 29-28
SD 3
21-8-0

The tape

35
Age
32
6' 4" / 193 cm
Height
6' 5" / 196 cm
76" / 193 cm
Reach
81.5" / 207 cm

Tape record

UDKOSUBKOSUB
Form
SUBKOSUBSUBKO
36
Wins
21
19
By KO
6
53
KO%
29
14
By SUB
12
39
SUB%
57
18
Loses
8
10
Stopped
3
4
Tapped
3
0
Draws
0
2008
Debut
2013
54
Bouts
29
101
Rounds
45
6 hours, 8 minutes
Fight Time
2 hours, 34 minutes

Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight

8
UFC
10
-
Bellator
-
9
Tapology
10

Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann report

Who won Smith vs Spann II?

Anthony Smith beat Ryan Spann by split decision in their 3 round contest during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night – Holloway vs. Korean Zombie, on Saturday 26th August 2023 at Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang.

The scorecards were announced as 29-28, 29-28, 29-28 in favor of the winner Anthony Smith.

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).

Smith vs Spann II stats

Anthony Smith stepped into the octagon with a record of 36 wins, 18 losses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 14 by submission.

Ryan Spann made his way to the cage with a record of 21 wins, 8 losses and 0 draws, 6 of those wins coming by knock out and 12 by submission.

This was Anthony Smith's 22nd fight in the UFC, having made his debut for the promotion in 2013. Ryan Spann marked his 11th fight for them, having made his own debut for the promotion in 2018.

Anthony Smith's UFC record stood at 13-9-0, while Ryan Spann's came in at 7-4-0.

The stats suggested Smith had a large advantage in power over Spann, boasting a 53% knock out percentage over Spann's 29%.

If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Spann had an advantage over Smith, with a 57% submission rate over Smith's 39%.

Anthony Smith was the older man by 3 years, at 35 years old.

Spann had a height advantage of 1 inch over Smith. That also extended to a 5-inch reach advantage.

Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 4 years and 11 months earlier than Spann, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 62 more professional rounds, 110 to Spann's 48.

Smith vs Spann II form

Smith had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.

In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night – Rozenstruik vs. Almeida on 13th May 2023 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Spectrum Center, Charlotte, United States.

Previous to that, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 277 on 30th July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had won against Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Before that, he had beaten Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.

He had defeated Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

Spann had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 2 of them, going the distance once.

In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had been defeated 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.

Previous to that, he was victorious against Dominick Reyes at UFC 281 on 12th November 2022 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.

Going into that contest, he had won 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.

Before that, he had lost to Anthony Smith at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by submission in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.

He had beaten Misha Cirkunov at UFC Vegas 21 on 13th March 2021 by knockout 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 Anthony Smith.

Going to this contest, Anthony Smith had last fought 1 year, 1 month and 1 day ago, while Ryan Spann's last outing had been 1 year, 3 months and 3 days ago.

Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 17 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 15 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.6 rounds on average.

Spann's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 3 months and 1 day, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 5 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.

What were the odds on Smith vs Spann II?

Anthony Smith was a 11/10 (+110) underdog going into the contest, while Ryan Spann made his way into the ring at 3/4 (-130) with oddsmakers.

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