Anthony Smith has had a late-career resurgence as he is coming off of a two-fight winning streak. In his last fight, he defeated Jimmy Crute via TKO in Round 1 at UFC 261. Smith fired off a leg kick with his foot landing just behind the knee. As soon as Crute attempted to step down on his foot, he crumbled to the ground and while he was able to recover enough to secure a takedown, the damage was already done. Prior to that, he defeated Devin Clark via rear-naked choke submission in Round 1 at UFC on ESPN 18.
On the other hand, Ryan Span is coming off of an impressive TKO victory over Misha Cirkunov at UFC Fight Night 187 in March earlier this year. Prior to that, he was brutally knocked out by Johnny Walker at UFC Fight Night 178.
UFC Vegas 37: Smith vs Spann Prelims
Women’s flyweight: Hannah Goldy (6-2, 1-2 UFC) def. Emily Whitmire (4-5, 2-4 UFC) by first-round submission
Men’s bantamweight: Gustavo Lopez (12-6-1, 1-2-1 UFC) and Heili Alateng (14-8-2, 2-1-1 UFC) fought to a draw