Here is Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann prediction, odds, and fight preview. The main event of UFC Vegas 37’s fight card will feature the fight between the number 6th ranked UFC Light Heavyweight fighter, and former title challenger, Anthony Smith facing the number 11th ranked UFC Light Heavyweight fighter, Ryan Spann.
UFC Vegas 37: Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Fight Preview
Anthony Smith is one of the most renowned names in the UFC Light Heavyweight division, he has been fighting in the promotion since 2016. He made his debut against Cezar Ferreira on The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia Finale.
Although Smith lost that fight, he made a name for himself in the division by defeating some of the biggest names such as Rashad Evans, Mauricio Rua, Alexander Gustaffson, and many others. Anthony Smith challenged Jon Jones for his UFC Light Heavyweight title on UFC 235.
Jones got deducted two points in round 4 for landing an illegal knee, still, he won the fight by unanimous decision of the judges. Smith is coming into this fight with two wins on his back with his latest win coming against Jimmy Crute at UFC 261.
Ryan Spann on the other hand is one of the rising contenders in the UFC Light Heavyweight division, he made his debut against Emiliano Sordi on Dana White’s contender series. Spann holds a record of 6-1 inside UFC and only lost one fight against Jimmy Crute on UFC Fight Night: Woodley vs Covington.
He holds victories over notable names of the division such as Sam Alvey, Devin Clark, and others. Spann is coming into this fight with one win on his back coming against Misha Cirkunov on UFC Fight Night: Edwards vs Muhammad.
UFC Vegas 37: Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Prediction and Odds
Anthony Smith is the crowd favorite to win this fight with betting odds of -170 in his favor against Ryan Spann who’ll be entering this fight as an underdog with betting odds of +145 in his favor.
A win for Smith in this fight at UFC Vegas 37 can take him an inch closer to one more title shot, on the other hand, a win for Spann can help him to make a huge leap in the rankings. This fight is going to be a brawl for the ages and the fans are really excited to see this one.
Predicted Result: Anthony Smith def Ryan Spann.