Smith vs. Spann took place Sept. 18 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. Anthony Smith (36-16) and Ryan Spann (19-7) collided in the main event. The fight aired live on ESPN+.
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For more on Smith vs. Spann, check out the live blog from MMA Fighting’s Alexander K. Lee below.
Round 1: Smith opens with a leg kick. Spann probing with his jab, Smith staying out of range. Spann takes the back off of an exchange and carries Smith over to his corner. Quick spin by Smith gets him out of there. Left hand lands clean on Spann’s jaw and Spann is hurt bad. Smith on top looking for a guillotine choke. Spann defends and gets his head free. Spann tries to slip out the back, Smith immediately attacks with an armbar, Spann again defends and escapes. Smith headhunting back on the feet. Spann lands a 1-2, but he eats another hard left. Smith with a right across the jaw as an off-balance Spann throws wild. Smith takes the back and he works to flatten Spann out. There’s the rear-naked choke by Smith and Spann taps. Lots of post-fight jawing between the two men, security steps in to keep them separated.