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Anthony Smith Secures Victory Over Ryan Spann in UFC Singapore Co-Main Event

Anthony Smith secures victory over Ryan Spann in the co-main event at UFC Singapore. Read about their intense battle and Smith’s impressive performance.

In a highly anticipated co-main event at UFC Singapore, Anthony Smith emerged victorious over Ryan Spann. The light heavyweight standouts faced off for the second time, with Smith looking to bounce back from his recent losses.

Smith, also known as ‘Lionheart’, had previously defeated Spann in September 2021 via first-round submission. However, he had since suffered two consecutive losses against Magomed Ankalaev and Johnny Walker. The former title challenger aimed to regain his winning momentum.

On the other hand, Spann was determined to secure a victory following his defeat against Nikita Krylov in March. Prior to that setback, he had showcased his skills with a first-round knockout win over Dominick Reyes.

The co-main event kicked off with Smith displaying his striking prowess. He landed a hard low kick and attempted a 1-2 combination, but Spann managed to avoid the strikes and clinch up. Both fighters exchanged heavy right hands, showcasing their power.

As the first round progressed, Smith continued to target Spann’s legs with low kicks. Spann countered with a straight right, but Smith quickly took advantage of an opening and executed a takedown. Smith maintained control on the ground, but Spann managed to scramble back to his feet.

In the second round, Spann unleashed a pair of hard hooks that caught Smith off guard. Smith responded by taking Spann down, but Spann quickly returned to his feet. The fight transitioned to the ground once again, with Spann delivering heavy ground-and-pound strikes. However, he opted to let Smith stand back up.

Entering the third and final round, Smith continued to target Spann’s legs with calf kicks. Spann countered with a right hand, but Smith retaliated with a body shot. Both fighters exchanged jabs and combinations, displaying their striking skills.

As the fight concluded, Smith showcased his resilience and determination. Despite suffering damage to his left eye, he continued to press forward and land significant strikes. Spann also displayed his toughness, landing powerful shots of his own.

After an intense battle, the judges rendered their decision. Anthony Smith secured the victory over Ryan Spann via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28). Smith’s impressive performance showcased his ability to bounce back and regain his winning form.

Following his triumph over Spann, fans are eager to know who Smith will face next in the light heavyweight division. With his determination and skill set, Smith is undoubtedly a force to be reckoned with.


| Result | Winner | Loser | Method | Round ||——————————|——————|————–|———————|——-|| Anthony Smith def. Ryan Spann | Anthony Smith | Ryan Spann | Split Decision | 3 |