Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Pick, 8/26/2023 Predictions UFC Singapore Odds
Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann
Singapore Indoor Stadium in Malaysia
Saturday, August 26, 2023
Anthony Smith will enter the Octagon against Ryan Spann at UFC Singapore on Saturday, August 26, 2023. The odds have Smith coming in at +102 while Spann is coming in at -122.
Anthony "Lionheart" Smith has a career record of 36-18-0. The 35-year-old records a weight of 205 lbs and stands 6'4". The orthodox fighter reaches 76". Ryan "Superman" Spann comes in at 6'5" and records a weight of 205 lbs. The orthodox fighter has a career mark of 21-8-0. The 31-year-old has a wingspan of 79". Concerning significant strikes, Anthony Smith is connecting on 2.96 per min while Ryan Spann connects on 3.28 significant strikes per minute. Smith is connecting on 47% of the significant strikes he attempts and Spann is connecting on 44%. Regarding defense, "Lionheart" allows 4.49 significant strikes per min while "Superman" allows 3.32. Smith also stops 43% of the significant strikes that are aimed in his direction while Spann prevents 48% of them.
|UFC Singapore||Anthony Smith||Ryan Spann|
|Average Fight Time||9:42||4:34|
|Weight||205 lbs||205 lbs|
|Strikes Landed Per Minute||2.96||3.28|
In the wrestling category, Anthony Smith is not as efficient of a wrestler as he takes his opponents down 0.48 times per 15 min. Smith is getting his opponent to the mat on 28% of the times he tries and stopping 47% of takedowns his opponents have attempted. Spann is finishing his takedowns on 37% of the takedowns he tries and is stuffing 45% of the tries against him. Regarding submissions, Smith is the lesser skilled fighter by attempting 0.7 subs per 3 rounds while Spann goes for 1.9 subs per 3 rds.
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In his previous bout, Anthony Smith squared up with Johnny Walker and wound up taking the loss by unanimous decision in round 3. Walker landed 99 of 204 total strikes that he let go in that contest. Smith ended the night having landed 41 of 95 total strikes. In the significant strikes category, Walker ended up landing 92 of 192, which gave him a rate of 47%. He landed 32 of 117 significant strikes aimed at the head. On the other side of the Octagon, Smith ended up landing 41% of his significant strikes by sticking 38 of 92. Out of those significant strikes, he connected on 19 of 64 pointed at the head. 88% of the significant strikes landed by Walker and 100% of them landed by Smith were tallied at distance.
In the last bout for Ryan Spann, he battled Nikita Krylov and wound up losing the fight via a triangle choke in round 1. Krylov connected on 42% of the significant strikes he took from distance while Spann landed 80% of his significant strikes at distance. Spann connected on 45% of the significant strikes he attempted by landing 5 of 11. He ended up landing 4 of 10 significant strikes to the head. Krylov landed 7 of 12 significant strikes in that contest. In terms of accuracy for the significant strikes, he connected on 2 of 7 directed at the head. In regard to the strikes he fired off in this contest, Krylov was 24 of 31 while Spann connected on 5 of 11 of all the strikes he attempted.
Other bouts to watch
One more match to look forward to is when Giga Chikadze squares up in the Octagon against Alex Caceres. Chikadze steps into the cage holding a mark of 14-3-0. The 34-year-old will fight at 145 lbs and stands 6'0". The orthodox fighter has an arm span of 74". Caceres stands in at 5'10" and steps on the scale at 145 lbs. The southpaw fighter looks to add a win to his record of 21-13-0 (1 NC). The 35-year-old has a reach of 73". In the grappling category, Giga Chikadze gets his opposition to the mat 0.26 times per 15 minutes while Alex Caceres takes his opponents to the mat 0.59 times per 3 rds. Regarding striking, Chikadze is landing 4.05 strikes/minute and connects on 42% of the strikes that he throws. On the other side of the cage you've got Alex Caceres, who connects on 51% of the strikes he has tried and is connecting on 4.16 per min.
Another bout to watch is when Fernie Garcia is set to square up in the Octagon against Rinya Nakamura. Nakamura will be looking to add a win to his career total of 7-0-0. The 28-year-old records a weight of 135 lbs and measures in at 5'7". The southpaw fighter has a reach of 68". Garcia measures in at 5'7" and weighs in at 135 lbs. The orthodox fighter comes into this bout with a record of 10-3-0. The 31-year-old stretches 67". Regarding wrestling, Rinya Nakamura is preventing 85% of the takedowns fighters have tried and is finishing his takedowns on 66% of his tries. Garcia is taking his opponents to the mat on 50% of the attempts he tries and is able to defend against 61% of takedowns his opponents have tried. In the category of striking, Nakamura is absorbing 3.65 strikes/min and he is dishing out 8.57 strikes per minute. Garcia, in contrast, is taking 2.83 strikes/minute and is dealing 2.18 per min.
Who will win tonight's UFC match against the spread?
Tony Sink's Pick: Take Ryan Spann (-122)
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