One-time UFC light heavyweight title challenger, Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith can continue his pursuit of a second crack at gold off the back of UFC Vegas 37 — as he steamrolls Ryan Spann to round out tonight’s card from the UFC Apex facility with a one-sided submission stoppage victory.

Finding his way in the multiple firefights early, Smith technically outclassed the heavy-handed Spann in the opening exchanges, dropping the former LFA light heavyweight kingpin.

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Attempting to setup an armbar, Smith eventually gave up on that front, before wobbling Spann twice on the feet once more, the second of which, quite notably — before eventually taking his back and setting up a quickfire rear-naked choke.

Following the bout, Smith called for a rematch with last year’s foe, Aleksandar Rakic, with the Austrian-born contender appearing to oblige him, claiming he would be available for a December re-run.

Below, catch the highlights from Smith’s submission success against Spann.

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