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Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann set to headline September UFC event

The UFC is continuing to piece together their summer and fall events, and one on September 18th will be headlined by an important light heavyweight bout. Former title challenger Anthony Smith with lock horns with prospect Ryan Spann. Smith himself mentioned the fight as he was doing pre-fight analysis for...
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Anthony Smith announces UFC Fight Night main event against Ryan Spann

UFC light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith announced himself that he will next fight in a UFC Fight Night main event against Ryan Spann. Smith mentioned the fight against Spann himself during the UFC Vegas 28 pre-show on Saturday, and ESPN later confirmed the booking. The two top-15 ranked light heavyweights will meet on September 18 in the main event of a UFC Fight Night card. There is no venue or location set for the event yet, but Las Vegas seems plausible.

UFC finalizing light heavyweight bout for Anthony Smith, Ryan Spann as September headliner

The UFC is finalizing a light heavyweight bout between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann to headline an event in September. Smith (35-16) announced the fight himself this week, and sources close to Spann told ESPN he has also agreed. The 205-pound contest will serve as the main event of UFC Fight Night on Sept. 18. The promotion has not announced an official venue for that event.

Anthony Smith Will Meet Ryan Spann At The UFC Event On Sept. 18

Anthony Smith is back after picking up a vicious stoppage, and this time he is facing Ryan Spann. The fight between the two light heavyweights was first announced by MMA reporter Marcel Dorff. “Anthony Smith will fight Ryan Spann at UFC event on September 18th. (per Smith on UFC Live/ht:...
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Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann booked for UFC event on Sept. 18

A light heavyweight showdown between former title contender Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann has been booked for the upcoming UFC event scheduled on Sept. 18. Multiple sources confirmed the matchup to MMA Fighting on Saturday after Smith first mentioned the fight during the UFC Vegas 28 pre-show on ESPN+. Following...
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UFC fighter rankings: Dan Ige, Ryan Spann move up

UFC Vegas 21 is in the books, and there isn’t much two write about. Two of the six main card fights, including the main event, went to a No Contest due to dodgy fouls. This means there was no movement at welterweight, where Leon Edwards had a title shot waiting for him if he impressed. He does not now.
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UFC rankings update: Dan Ige, Ryan Spann among fighters moving up

The UFC rankings have been updated following UFC Vegas 21, with featherweight Dan Ige and light heavyweight Ryan Spann moving up the ladder. Ige knocked out Gavin Tucker in 22 seconds, while Spann finished Misha Cirkunov in the first round for his biggest UFC victory to date. Both Ige and Spann not only earned $50,000 bonuses for their incredible knockouts, but they have also moved up the UFC rankings in the latest update. Check out the latest changes to the UFC rankings (via Jed I. Goodman).
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UFC Vegas 21’s Ryan Spann motivated by ‘backlash’ suffered in Johnny Walker knockout loss

After a flurry of fists brought a victorious ending for Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 21, tears flowed. That was the opposite emotion he initially expected. So angered was Spann by a flood of social media haters after his previous performance, a knockout loss to Johnny Walker this past September, that he thought his post-fight celebration would instead be an explosion. His Fortis MMA teammate Uriah Hall had to give him “a little pep talk” to calm him down.

Ryan Spann Reflects On Vengeful UFC Vegas 21 Win Against Cirkunov

After Ryan Spann demolished fellow light heavyweight Misha Cirkunov in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 21, he implied that a hint of revenge was in the air. Following a devastating first-round knockout to the rising star Johnny Walker at UFC Vegas 11, Spann understood adjustments were necessary and especially sought revenge against Walker and his cornermen Cirkunov. Now it would seem Ryan Spann did just that. Clearly, after the first-round knockout of Cirkunov, the 29-year old fighter made vast improvements in his standup game. In addition, the American proved to be far more comfortable in the pocket than before and effectively moved his head off the center line to avoid the heavy shots from the European.
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Misha Cirkunov issues statement following KO loss to Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 21

UFC light heavyweight contender Misha Cirkunov issued a statement following his first-round knockout loss to Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 21. Cirkunov was caught early in the first round by Spann’s strikes on the feet and he was soon finished off with ground and pound. The No. 11 ranked light heavyweight in the UFC, Cirkunov was fighting for the first time since September 2019 against Spann, the No. 13 ranked light heavyweight. The oddsmakers pegged Cirkunov and his incredible BJJ skills as the betting favorite in this bout, but Spann pulled off the mini upset with the quick KO.

Ryan Spann addresses spectacular UFC Vegas 21 knockout

Ryan Spann discusses his spectacular UFC Vegas 21 co-main event knockout of Misha Cirkunov on Saturday night in Las Vegas. (Subscribe to MMAWeekly.com on YouTube) Spann put on a spectacular performance at UFC Vegas 21. Not only did he eat a heavy punch from Cirkunov, he fired back to drop the Latvian fighter.

Knockout! Watch Ryan Spann destroy Misha Cirkunov in the first at UFC Vegas 21

Ryan Spann looked better than ever earlier tonight (Sat., Mar. 13, 2021) at UFC Vegas 21 live on ESPN+ from inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, when “Superman” delivered the biggest win of his career by ending Misha Cirkunov via first-round TKO (punches). Cirkunov looked solid in the early...

UFC Vegas 21 results: Ryan Spann melts Misha Cirkunov in 71 seconds

Misha Cirkunov and Ryan Spann faced off in a Light Heavyweight clash tonight (Sat., March 13, 2021) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada at UFC Vegas 21. Cirkunov opened with some good shots, including a clean left hand. Cirkunov continued to ramp up the aggression with a clean jab, but Spann countered well. Suddenly, a huge right hand from Spann sends his opponent to the canvas! It looks like a one-punch knockout, but Cirkunov recovered when he hit the mat. Spann let him stand back up moments later, and that proved the correct decision, as another big punch from Spann sent him back to the mat for a very quick finish.

UFC Vegas 21 Highlights: Ryan Spann Smashes Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov vs. Ryan Spann showed everyone why they were rightfully selected for the co-main event slot on this card. The two fighters met in a lightweight bout on Saturday night (March 13, 2021) at the UFC Vegas 21 event from Las Vegas, Nevada at the UFC Apex facility. The...
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UFC Vegas 21 video: Watch Ryan Spann take out Misha Cirkunov in the first round

The UFC Vegas 21 co-main event delivered big time with the company’s #13 ranked 205-pounder, Ryan Spann, dropping the #11 ranked, Misha Cirkunov, twice and finishing him off with ground strikes in the first round. It was a mean orthodox right cross that first sat down Misha, and then a southpaw left hand the second time. The ground and pound was just about academic as Cirkunov was clearly hurt. What a win for Spann over a longtime UFC veteran.