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Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann UFC Vegas 37 Tips - Spann to win by KO/TKO

  • Main event of UFC Vegas 37 
  • Light heavyweight bout will take place at UFC Apex in Nevada on Saturday (02:30 BST on Sunday)
  • Smith (35-16) has won his last 2 fights via stoppage
  • Spann (19-6) is coming off a TKO win over Misha Cirkunov
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Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann face off during the UFC Fight Night weigh-in at UFC APEX (Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images)
After fighting for the UFC Light Heavyweight title in March of 2019, Anthony 'Lionheart' Smith has lost three of his next four fights.

Losses to Jon Jones, Glover Teixeira and Aleksander Rakic put his career on a downward spiral and at 33 years of age had some questioning whether he would retire.

But Smith (35-16) has now won his last two fights, against Devin Clark and Aussie Jimmy Crute.

His opponent in this Main Event fight is Ryan 'Superman' Spann (19-6), who has won nine of his last 10 including six of seven in the UFC.

Only one of Spann’s last five fights have gone the distance and he comes into this fight off the back of a first round TKO win over Misha Cirkunov in March.

Smith is a very well rounded fighter who works well behind a nice jab and is very competent off his back with solid BJJ.

I see this fight taking place on the feet for the most part and Spann has very dangerous one punch knock out power.

Verdict

Smith has been to war a lot recently and I am not confident that his chin will hold up against a power puncher like Spann.

Best Bet: Spann by KO/TKO Method of Victory @5/1 at Hollywood bets - 1 Unit
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