Following a week off, the UFC is back in action with a pair of light heavyweights on the marquee for this week’s UFC Fight Night. Headlining the card is former title challenger Anthony Smith taking on rising prospect Ryan Spann.
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann takes place on Saturday, September 18, at the UFC Apex Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Looking at the main event, the Smith vs Spann odds have the higher-ranked Smith as the favorite.
After losing his title fight to Jon Jones in 2019, Smith then dropped two of his next three fights as well but has rebounded in a big way with back-to-back first-round victories over rising prospects Devin Clark and Jimmy Crute.
Spann secured a UFC contract with his Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series appearance in 2018 and has had a successful experience in the Octagon, sporting a record of 5-1 in the promotion.
Smith vs Spann Odds
Online sportsbook Sportsbook has listed the Smith vs Spann odds with Anthony set as the -175 favorite and Ryan the +145 underdog. If you’re looking to profit $100 with a Smith win, these odds mean that you would have to bet $175. Conversely, a $100 bet on a Spann victory would net you $145.
What exactly does -175 mean? Well, our sports betting calculator tells us that -175 odds represent an implied win probability of 63.64 percent, while Spann’s +145 odds have an implied win probability of 40.82 percent.
If you’re looking for a parlay builder, you may be interested in placing a bet on Arman Tsarukyan as his -900 odds make him the biggest favorite on the UFC Fight Night: Smith vs Spann card as he takes on Christos Giagos (+550). Meanwhile, the tightest betting line is seen across two fights that you can see below.
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Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Odds & Prediction
As mentioned, Anthony “Lionheart” Smith (-175) is coming off back-to-back stoppage victories and, in fact, all six of his wins at light heavyweight have been finishes. As for Ryan “Superman” Spann (+145), he had his eight-fight winning streak snapped in late 2020 but returned to the win column in March and is looking to get on another lengthy streak.
Prediction: Anthony Smith (-175) via knockout
Ion Cutelaba vs Devin Clark Odds & Prediction
Ion “The Hulk” Cutelaba (-150) is searching for his first win in two years, following back-to-back losses and a draw in his last three outings. Meanwhile, Devin “Brown Bear” Clark (+125) had his two-fight winning streak snapped nearly a year ago and hasn’t been in action since then.
Prediction: Ion Cutelaba (-150) via submission
Nikolas Motta vs Cameron VanCamp Odds & Prediction
Set to make his UFC debut is Nikolas “Iron” Motta (-310), who secured a UFC contract last November in Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. Taking the fight on short notice after Jim Miller tested positive for COVID-19 is Cameron “The Invader” VanCamp (+240), who is also making his UFC debut.
Prediction: Nikolas Motta (-310) via knockout
Ariane Lipski vs Mandy Bohm Odds & Prediction
Ready to make her UFC debut and lay her perfect 7-0 record on the line is Mandy “Monster” Bohm (+100). On the flip side, Ariane “Queen of Violence” Lipski (-120) is looking to slap a loss on Bohm’s record and snap a two-fight skid of her own.
Arman Tsarukyan vs Christos Giagos Odds & Prediction
The biggest favorite on the card is Arman “Ahalkalakets” Tsarukyan (-900), returning to the cage for the first time since January looking to extend his three-fight winning streak. Christos “The Spartan” Giagos (+550) has a winning streak of his own, winning his last two walks to the Octagon.
Prediction: Arman Tsarukyan (-900) via knockout
Joaquin Buckley vs Antonio Arroyo Odds & Prediction
It took two appearances on the Contender Series for Antonio Arroyo (+160) to get his UFC opportunity but after two bouts in the promotion, he’s still searching for his first win. As for Joaquin “New Mansa” Buckley (-200), he’s trying to improve his .500 record in the UFC and rebound from a loss earlier this year.