UFC Vegas 37 Results: Anthony Smith stops Ryan Spann in Round 1 (Video)

By Chris Taylor - September 18, 2021

A key light heavyweight bout featuring Anthony Smith taking on Ryan Spann headlines tonight’s UFC Vegas 37 event.

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Smith (35-16 MMA) will be looking to extend his current win streak to three in a row when he makes the walk this evening. ‘Lionheart’ is coming off back-to-back stoppage wins over Jimmy Crute and Devin Clark in his most recent efforts.

Meanwhile, Ryan Spann (19-6 MMA) will enter tonight’s UFC Vegas 37 headliner with Anthony Smith looking to build off his impressive first round finish of Misha Cirkunov from back in March. ‘Superman’ has won 9 of his past 10 fights overall.

Round one of the UFC Vegas 37 main event begins and Anthony Smith lands a heavy low kick to start. Ryan Spann replies with a front kick and then a jab. ‘Superman’ leaps in with a right but ‘Lionheart’ avoids and counters with a low kick. The fighters trade big shots. Smith tags Spann with a punch and drops him. Anthony follows Ryan to the canvas and looks to lock up a choke hold. Spann escapes and lands a big knee to the chest of Smith. This has been a wild opening two minutes. ‘Superman’ with a right hand but ‘Lionheart’ rocks him with a left. Another punch from Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann goes down. The former UFC title challenger takes the back of his opponent and lands a hard hammer fist. He flattens Spann out and locks in a rear-naked choke.

Official UFC Vegas 37 Result: Anthony Smith def. Ryan Spann via submission in Round 1

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