LowKick MMA will be bringing you UFC Vegas 37: Smith vs. Spann results throughout the night (Sat. 18th. September 2021) from the UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Taking main event status from the UFC Apex facility, a light heavyweight matchup between one-time title challenger, #6 ranked, Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith and the #11 ranked challenger, Ryan ‘Superman’ Spann as part of a 14 fight card.
In the midst of a two-fight winning run, Nebraska veteran, Smith last featured at UFC 261 in April — besting Jimmy Crute with a first round doctor’s stoppage after the Australian suffered drop foot following a well-placed leg kick from Smith in the opening frame.
Headlining UFC Vegas 15 in November on short notice, former title challenger, Smith snapped his two-fight losing skid with an impressive first round triangle win over Devin Clark — earning Performance of the Night accolades.
For former LFA light heavyweight champion, Spann, he successfully rebounded from his first promotional defeat opposite Johnny Walker last September — besting Misha Cirkunov with an opening round knockout victory back in March at UFC Vegas 21. The triumph followed prior Octagon successes opposite the likes of Sam Alvey, common-foe, Clark, Antonio Rogerio Nogueira.
UFC Vegas 37 Results: Smith vs. Spann
Main Card: (ESPN+ 7 pm E.T.)
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Smith def. Ryan Spann via first round (3:48) submission (rear-naked choke)
Light Heavyweight: Ion Cutelaba def. Devin Clark via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-26, 29-27)
Flyweight: Ariane Lipski def. Mandy Bohm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan def. Christos Giagos via first round (1:09) TKO (strikes)
Bantamweight: Nate Maness def. Tony Gravely via second round (2:10) TKO (strikes)
Middleweight: Joaquin Buckley def. Antonio Arroyo via third round (2:26) TKO (strikes)
Preliminary Card: (4 pm E.T.)
Light Heavyweight: Tafon Nchukwi def. Mike Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Bantamweight: Raquel Pennington def. Pannie Kianzad via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Catchweight (158lbs): Zhu Rong def. Brandon Jenkins via third round (4:35) TKO (ground strikes)
Bantamweight: Montel Jackson def. JP Buys via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield def. Sarah Alpar via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26
Welterweight: Carlston Harris def. Impa Kasanganay via first round (2:38) TKO (ground strikes)
Bantamweight: Gustavo Lopez vs. Heili Alateng ends in unanimous draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Flyweight: Hannah Goldy def. Emily Whitmire via first round (4:17) submission (armbar)