Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Smith vs Spann?
Anthony Smith beat Ryan Spann by submission in the 1st round, during the main event of UFC Vegas 37, on Saturday 18th September 2021 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Smith vs Spann stats
Anthony Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 34 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 13 by submission.
Ryan Spann made his way to the ring with a record of 19 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggested Smith had a large advantage in power over Spann, boasting at 53% knock out percentage over Spann's 26%.
Anthony Smith was the older man by 3 years, at 33 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 54 more professional rounds, 96 to Spann's 42.
Smith vs Spann 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 defeated Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 on 24th April 2021 by knockout in the 1st round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15 on 28th November 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had lost to Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
He had beat Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 6 months and 4 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Spann's last 2 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 2 months and 16 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.