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Current rankings @ Light Heavyweight
When is Smith vs Spann?
Anthony Smith is set to take on Ryan Spann, during the main card of UFC Fight Night, on Saturday 18th September 2021 in the United States.
The fight is scheduled for 3 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which means the weight limit will be 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Smith vs Spann stats
Anthony Smith steps 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 will make 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 suggest Smith has a large advantage in power over Spann, boasting at 53% knock out percentage over Spann's 26%.
Anthony Smith is the older man by 4 years, at 33 years old.
Spann has a height advantage of 1 inch over Smith. This also extends to a 5-inch reach advantage.
Smith is 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 has fought 53 more professional rounds, 94 to Spann's 41.
Smith vs Spann form
Smith has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight, he 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 have come over a period of 2 years, 2 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
Spann's last 2 fights have come over a period of 10 months and 17 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 5 months and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 2 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1 rounds on average.
Smith vs Spann US streams
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Smith vs Spann UK streams
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