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UFC main eventer says former NBA player ‘whooped’ him in training

Tonight Ryan Spann is scheduled to appear in his first ever UFC main event. There, at UFC Vegas 37, he will find former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith. Beating Smith would catapult Spann into the top ten of the division and potentially see him taking on the current crop of elites at 205 lbs.
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Smith scores early submission vs. Spann in UFC main event

Anthony Smith defended his position as a top-10 light heavyweight Saturday, submitting Ryan Spann with a rear-naked choke at the 3:47 mark of the first round in the UFC Fight Night main event in Las Vegas. Smith dropped Spann earlier in the chaotic round to set up the submission finish....
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Anthony Smith Throttles Ryan Spann in Emotionally Charged UFC Fight Night 192 Headliner

Anthony Smith sent a loud-and-clear message to Ryan Spann: Gate closed. “Lionheart” blocked Spann’s path to the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s light heavyweight elite, as he submitted the Fortis MMA export with a rear-naked choke in the first round of their UFC Fight Night 192 headliner on Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Spann (19-7, 5-2 UFC) conceded defeat 3:47 into Round 1.
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UFC Fight Night Prop Picks and Best Bets: Expert Is Zeroed In On 2 Picks and +825 Prop Bet

UFC Fight Night Prop Picks and Best Bets: Expert Is Zeroed In On 2 Picks and +825 Prop Bet. With the UFC in full swing throughout 2021, we here at OddsCheckerUS will be looking to have you covered when it comes to betting on MMA. As a longtime martial arts analyst and gambler, I'll be providing you with everything from technical analysis to my favorite lines in the form of parlays, props, and more for upcoming fight cards.
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UFC's Ryan Spann Says NBA Star Deron Williams Beat Him Up While Sparring

UFC fighter Ryan Spann trains at the gym owned by ex-NBA star Deron Williams ... and the light heavyweight contender once sparred with the hooper -- AND GOT HIS BUTT KICKED!!. "Deron whooped my ass one day. I'm dead serious. You can call him and ask him," Spann told TMZ Sports.
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Prime Picks: UFC Fight Night 192 ‘Smith vs. Spann’

Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream the UFC live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. The Ultimate Fighting Championship on Saturday will cram 28 competitors into the UFC Apex in Las Vegas for UFC Fight Night 192—an event light on ranked matchups but full of violence potential. The lines are all over the map, with pick’ems and favorites above -600 strewn about the overfilled lineup. The main and co-main events both provide decent action, as each favored man possesses a rightful path to victory. Meanwhile, a solid favorite and a big underdog each come together to form the Voltron that is this edition of Prime Picks.
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Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann – UFC Vegas 37 Preview

Anthony Smith will be taking on former LFA light heavyweight champion, Ryan Spann in the main event of UFC Vegas 37. Smith will come into this fight ranked number six while Spann is ranked number 11 in the UFC light heavyweight division. Both men come into this fight looking to get a win and move one step closer to a title shot.
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In-depth UFC Vegas 37 main card preview

UFC Vegas 37 offers several interesting and action-oriented matchups on the event’s main card. Let’s take a look at those fights and why they are worth your viewing time. In the main event of UFC Vegas 37, light heavyweight contenders Anthony Smith (35-16) and Ryan Spann (19-6) are set to clash at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.
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Devin Clark Has Gone Through It All

There are no mulligans in mixed martial arts, no “breakfast ball” when an early swing leads to an errant tee shot and a quick look around your group, searching for confirmation that everyone gets one do-over and you don’t have to play the ball that just took a hard left into the woods.
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Anthony Smith Is Realizing His Stature In The Sport

Nobody would blame you if you felt a little bit of déjà vu around Anthony Smith leading up to his main event bout against Ryan Spann on September 18. The narrative around the fight is blatantly similar to Smith’s fight against Jimmy Crute at UFC 261. It’s an impressive up-and-comer who sees a fight against Smith as their proverbial window of opportunity to enter the light heavyweight elite. Smith didn’t hesitate to say he would open the door for those fast risers, but now, he believes they’re beginning to understand what they’re getting into against “Lionheart.”
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Fight By Fight Preview | UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann

Saturday’s fight card wraps with a pivotal clash in the light heavyweight division as former title challenger Anthony Smith squares off with Fortis MMA rising star Ryan Spann. After a pair of losses had some questioning where “Lionheart” fit in the divisional hierarchy heading into the final quarter of 2020,...
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By The Numbers: Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann

Anthony Smith will likely have to walk through considerable fire to avoid being leapfrogged in the Ultimate Fighting Championship light heavyweight division. The Factory X standout will lock horns with former Legacy Fighting Alliance titleholder Ryan Spann in the UFC Fight Night 192 headliner this Saturday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Smith enters the Octagon on a modest two-fight winning streak. He last appeared at UFC 261, where he forced a first-round doctor stoppage against Jimmy Crute on April 24. Spann, meanwhile, has rattled off nine victories across his past 10 outings. The Fortis MMA rep last competed on March 13, when he buried Misha Cirkunov with punches just 71 seconds into their UFC Fight Night 187 co-feature.
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5 Things You Might Not Know About Ryan Spann

Sign up for ESPN+ right here, and you can then stream the UFC live on your smart TV, computer, phone, tablet or streaming device via the ESPN app. Ryan Spann once again finds himself at the gateway to the light heavyweight elite. The Texas-based contender will face onetime Ultimate Fighting...
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Diego Ferreira vs. Grant Dawson falls off UFC event on Oct. 2 due to injury

A lightweight matchup between Diego Ferreira and Grant Dawson has been removed from the UFC’s event on Oct. 2 after Ferreira suffered an injury in training. MMA Fighting confirmed the news following an initial report by MMA Junkie. Ferreira tweeted Thursday that he hopes to re-booked again in 2021 once...
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UFC Unfiltered: Justin Gaethje, Sayif Saud & Megan Olivi

Listen To The Latest Episode Of UFC Unfiltered Featuring Justin Gaethje, Fortis MMA Head Coach Sayif Saud & Megan Olivi:. While Matt is in Las Vegas for a very special UFC project, Megan Olivi joins Jim as today's special guest co-host on UFC Unfiltered!. After Jim and Megan bond over...
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