Before he steps into the cage this Saturday to face Anthony Smith, relive one of many largest moments of Ryan Spann’s profession so far.
At UFC Fight Night 192, Spann will face former title challenger Smith in the principle occasion on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. At UFC 237, rising mild heavyweight contender Spann traveled to enemy territory to tackle Antonio Rogerio Nogueira within the ultimate preliminary bout on the Jeunesse Arena in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Spann, who trains out of Fortis MMA, didn’t waste a lot time moving into motion after he touched gloves together with his opponent. The velocity distinction was obvious early on and so was the ability within the clinch.
Spann simply took Nogueira down early within the first spherical however didn’t play on the bottom too lengthy with the jiu-jitsu black belt. After touchdown a number of strikes from prime place, the pair returned to the ft, the place Spann held the clear benefit.
Nogueira would defend a takedown try and let his fingers go as properly in response to Spann’s choices, however his offense can be very temporary. After getting tagged with a left hand, Spann responded with a collection of punches of his personal, ending with a clear uppercut that despatched Nogueira to the canvas to finish the struggle halfway via the primary spherical.
You can watch the complete struggle totally free within the video above, courtesy of the UFC’s official YouTube channel.