Whenever there is a UFC event held in Asia, you should definitely see it, since the skill and the crowd make it one of the finest of the year. Light heavyweight contenders Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann are meeting again this weekend in Singapore in the co-main event.
After losing his last two bouts, Smith is eager to get back on track. One of those defeats came in a decision to Johnny Walker back in May. Spann hopes to get through Nikita Krylov, who submitted him in the first round back in March.
With a professional MMA record of 36-18, including an astonishing 19 knockouts and 14 submissions for a total of 33 finishes, Smith is a former championship challenger and long-time UFC veteran. In mixed martial arts, it’s possible those totals will never be seen again.
At 35 years old, “Lionheart” has a 6’4″ height and a 76″ reach. However, the injury he has sustained during his stint in the UFC accounts for the vast majority of his octagon age. He may feel more pressure to win this fight and maintain his standing near the top of the light heavyweight class. In the octagon, Smith lands 2.96 important strikes and takes 4.49 per minute on average.
Spann, who is 32 years old, has competed professionally in mixed martial arts (MMA) for 21 bouts, winning 8 via knockout and submitting 12 opponents. possessing a physique befitting a light heavyweight. He has a height of 6’5″, a reach of 79″, and a weight of up to 235 pounds.
In the UFC, “Superman” lands 3.28 important strikes and takes 3.32 per minute on average. He averaged 1.64 takedowns every fifteen minutes, which was the highlight of his offensive assault. Spann has a unique stat: in his first ten UFC fights, he has only averaged a little over four minutes of cage time, with six consecutive fights ending in the first round heading into this weekend.
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Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Fight Information
- Date: 08/26/2023
- Time: 09:50 AM ET
- Location: Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore.
- How to Watch Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann: TNT Sports 3
- Live Stream: BT Sport.com