Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Pick, 9/18/2021 Predictions UFC Vegas 37 Odds
Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann
UFC Vegas 37
UFC Apex in Las Vegas, NV
Saturday, September 18, 2021
Anthony Smith will face off with Ryan Spann at UFC Vegas 37 on Saturday, September 18, 2021. The odds have Smith priced at -188 while Spann is coming in at +152.
Anthony "Lionheart" Smith steps into the Octagon with a record of 35-16-0. The 33-year-old weighs in at 205 lbs and stands 6'4". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 76". Ryan "Superman" Spann comes in at 6'5" and steps on the scale at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter steps into the Octagon with a record of 19-6-0. The 30-year-old extends his reach 79". Concerning significant strikes, Anthony Smith connects on 3.00 per minute while Ryan Spann is landing 3.55 significant strikes per minute. Smith is connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he throws while Spann lands 45%. When it comes to defending in the Octagon, "Lionheart" allows 4.36 significant strikes per min while "Superman" absorbs 3.45. Smith also prevents 42% of the significant strikes his opponents attempt and Spann thwarts 47% of the shots thrown in his direction.
|UFC Vegas 37||Anthony Smith||Ryan Spann|
|Average Fight Time||9:48||5:28|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||3.00||3.55|
In the wrestling category, Anthony Smith is the lesser skilled grappler as he gets a takedown 0.47 times per 15 minutes. Smith is scoring a takedown on 28% of his attempts and stuffing 47% of all takedowns attempted by his opposition. Spann is getting his opponent to the mat on 41% of the takedowns he attempts and is stuffing 60% of all takedowns attempted on him. Regarding submission attempts, Smith is the lesser skilled fighter by trying 0.7 subs per 3 rds while Spann attempts 1.7 subs per 3 rounds.
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The last time he stepped into the Octagon, Anthony Smith squared up with Jimmy Crute and wound up getting the win by way of TKO via a doctor's stoppage in round 1. Crute landed 34 of 57 total strikes that he let go in that fight. Smith finished this fight landing 27 of 40 total strikes. When talking about significant strikes, Crute landed 18 of 35, giving him a percentage of 51%. He landed 7 of 21 significant strikes directed at the head. On the other side of the cage, Smith landed 66% of the significant strikes he threw by landing 26 of 39. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 20 of 32 pointed at the head. 94% of the significant strikes connected on by Crute and 100% of them connected on by Smith were tallied at a distance.
In the last bout for Ryan Spann, he squared up with Misha Cirkunov and got a win for the night by a punch to the head while on the ground in round 1. Cirkunov ended up landing 100% of his significant strikes at distance and Spann connected on 25% of the significant strikes he attempted from distance. Spann connected on 55% of his significant strikes attempted by connecting on 16 of 29. He connected on 14 of 27 significant strikes directed at the head. Cirkunov ended up landing 5 of 18 significant strikes in that contest. Of all the significant strikes, he ended up connecting on 5 of 18 directed at the head. Relating to total strikes attempted in that fight, Cirkunov ended up connecting on 5 of 18 while Spann landed 16 of 29 of all the strikes he threw.
Other bouts to keep an eye on
Another fight that you're going to want to watch is when Ion Cutelaba takes on Devin Clark. Cutelaba steps into the Octagon with a mark of 15-6-1. The 27-year-old is fighting at 205 lbs and stands 6'1". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 75". Clark measures in at 6'0" and is weighing in at 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter walks into the Octagon with a mark of 12-5-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 75". Regarding grappling, Ion Cutelaba gets a takedown 3.69 times per 15 minutes while Devin Clark is able to score a takedown 2.70 times per 15 minutes. When it comes to striking, Cutelaba connects on 5.03 strikes/minute and landing 40% of his attempted strikes. On the other side we have Devin Clark, who tags his opponent on 57% of the strikes he attempts and connects on 3.33 per minute.
Another must see fight on the night is when Christos Giagos is set to encounter Arman Tsarukyan. Tsarukyan walks into the cage with a record of 16-2-0. The 24-year-old will fight at 155 lbs and measures 5'7". The orthodox fighter extends his reach 72". Giagos measures 5'10" and is weighing in at 155 lbs. The orthodox fighter will be looking to add a victory to his total of 19-8-0. The 31-year-old stretches 71". Regarding wrestling, Arman Tsarukyan is able to stop 78% of the takedowns his opponents try and is taking his opponents to the mat on 35% of his attempts. Giagos is finishing his takedowns on 41% of the attempts he tries and is able to deflect 50% of all takedown tries against him. In the matter of striking, Tsarukyan absorbs 1.43 strikes per min while he is dishing out 3.35 strikes per min. Giagos, moreover, absorbs 2.77 strikes per min and connects on 2.93 per minute.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony's Pick: Take Anthony Smith (-188)
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