Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Spann vs Cutelaba?
Ryan Spann beat Ion Cutelaba by submission in the 1st round, during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Błachowicz vs. Rakić, on Saturday 14th May 2022 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
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).
Spann vs Cutelaba stats
Ryan Spann stepped into the ring with a record of 19 wins, 7 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 11 by submission.
Ion Cutelaba made his way to the ring with a record of 16 wins, 6 loses and 1 draw, with 12 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Cutelaba had a massive power advantage over Spann, boosting at 75% knock out percentage over Spann's 26%.
Ryan Spann was the older man by 2 years, at 30 years old.
Spann had a height advantage of 4 inches over Cutelaba. That also extended to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Spann was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 3 more fights, and made his debut in 2013, 10 months later than Cutelaba, whose first professional fight was in 2012. He had fought 6 more professional rounds, 43 to Cutelaba's 37.
Spann vs Cutelaba form
Cutelaba had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 37 on 18th September 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had drawn with Dustin Jacoby at UFC Vegas 25 on 1st May 2021 by split draw in their 3 round contest.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Magomed Ankalaev at UFC 254 on 24th October 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at UFC Fight Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates.
Before that, he had lost to Magomed Ankalaev at UFC on ESPN+ 27 on 29th February 2020 by knockout in the 1st round at Chartway Arena, Norfolk, United States.
He had defeated Khalil Rountree at UFC on ESPN+ 18 on 28th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Royal Arena, Copenhagen, Denmark.
Spann's last 3 fights had come over a period of 1 year, 9 months and 6 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 3 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1 rounds on average.
Cutelaba's last 5 fights had come over a period of 2 years, 8 months and 28 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 6 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 9 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 1.8 rounds on average.