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Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Predictions & Tips – Three-In-A-Row For Smith

  • Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann tips for Saturday, September 18
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Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Predictions & Tips


Anthony Smith can register his third straight victory inside the Octagon.

‘Lionheart’ may be past his prime at this point, his last couple of wins have shown he is not done just yet.

He will need to avoid Spann’s power early. If he can do that, he can get the job done with a late stoppage.

  • Anthony Smith has stopped his opponent 32 in 35 of his wins
  • Anthony Smith’s last 9 victories have all come via stoppage
  • Anthony Smith is a 51-fight veteran
  • Anthony Smith has fought for the UFC light-heavyweight title
  • Ryan Spann has been stopped 4 times in his career
  • Ryan Spann has been knocked out 3 times

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Anthony Smith’s rode a three-fight win streak to a light-heavyweight title shot in 2019.

Knockout wins over Rashad Evans and Mauricio Rua, as well as a submission victory over Volkan Oezdemir, earned him the shot at then-champion Jon Jones.

Smith was comprehensively beaten on the night, losing on the scorecards despite Jones having two points deducted.

Smith rebounded by submitting Alexander Gustaffson a few months later, but he was unable to build on that.

‘Lionheart’ was knocked out by Glover Teixeira and dropped a decision to Aleksander Rakic.

He ended 2020 on a positive not by submitting Devin Clark inside a round, and he then made it back-to-back wins with a stoppage success against Jimmy Crute in April.

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Ryan Spann has climbed the light-heavyweight ladder by going 5-1 since signing with the UFC.

He made an early impression in his UFC career with a first-round knockout of Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.

He followed that up by tapping out Devin Clark before edging a split decision win over Sam Alvey.

His rise up the 205lb ladder was halted in September 2020 as he was finished inside a round by Johnny Walker.

Spann did rebound though, knocking out Mischa Cirkunov in March of this year.

Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann FAQs

Where can I watch the Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann live stream?

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Where is Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann taking place?

Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann is taking place at UFC Fight Night on Saturday, September 18 at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Verdict

Spann is a dangerous striker with the power to knock out Smith. This is nothing new to Smith though.

He is an intelligent fighter and if he can avoid being drawn into a stand-up war, he can take this.

Best Bet: Anthony Smith Winner $1.58 at Ladbrokes Australia - 2 Units
Value Bet: Smith 4, 5 or Decision Round Group Betting $2.63 at Neds - 1 Unit

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