UFC Vegas 37 brings MMA fans an exciting light heavyweight matchup between former UFC title challenger Anthony Smith and a surging contender in Ryan Spann.
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.
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.00
Significant Striking Accuracy: 47%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 4.36
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 42%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 0.47
Takedown Accuracy: 28%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 47%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 0.7
Significant Strikes Landed per Minute: 3.55
Significant Striking Accuracy: 45%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: 3.45
Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land): 47%
Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes: 1.72
Takedown Accuracy: 41%
Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land): 60%
Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes: 1.7
The MMA India Show brings you another series of “The Prediction”, where, I, Jay Rock, analyze the upcoming fight cards and giving my predictions, analysis, betting tips.
For the last fight card, I didn’t have a great day as I went 11-5 on picks, bringing my overall record to 179-88
Check out my previous predictions here.
UFC Vegas 37: Smith vs Spann Prelims
Flyweight: Emily Whitmire (1.80) vs Hannah Goldy (2.00) – Hannah Goldy wins.
Bantamweight: Gustao Lopez (2.10) vs Alateng Heili (1.72) – Alateng Heili wins.
Welterweight: Impa Kasanganay (1.83) vs Carlston Harris (1.95) – Impa Kasanganay
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield (1.25) vs Sarah Alpar (3.75) – Erin Blanchfield wins or The fight doesn’t go the distance (2.20)
Bantamweight: Montel Jackson (1.15) vs JP Buys (5.50) – Montel Jackson wins
Lightweight: Zhu Rong (1.28) vs Brandon Jenkins (3.60) – Zhu Rong wins
Light Heavyweight: Mike Rodriguez (1.95) vs Tafon Nchukwi (1.83) – Tafon Nchukwi wins
UFC Vegas 37: Smith vs Spann Main Card
Middleweight: Joaquin Buckley (1.50) vs Antonio Arroyo (2.62) – Joaquin Buckley wins
Bantamweight: Nathan Maness (2.75) vs Tony Gravely (1.44) – Tony Gravely wins
Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan (1.12) vs Christos Chiagos (6.00) – Arman Tsarukyan wins or Arman Rd 3 @10.00
Flyweight: Ariane Lipski (1.83) vs Mandy Bohm (1.95) – Ariane Lipski wins
Light Heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba (1.66) vs Devin Clark (2.20) – Ion Cutelaba wins or the fight goes over 1.5 rd @1.66
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Smith (1.57) vs Ryan Spann (2.40) – LIVE BET Anthony Smith after Round 1.