Spann and Smith fought once before, in 2021, when "Lionheart" won by first-round submission. Despite that, Spann enters as a -157 favorite this time around.
Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Odds
Odds as of August 21
Per our odds calculator, a $100 bet on Spann's -157 odds (61.09% implied chance) pays out $163.69. The same $100 on Smith at +137 odds (42.19% implied chance) pays out $237.
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Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Tale Of The Tape
|Fighter||Anthony Smith||Ryan Spann|
|Record||36-18 (11-8 UFC)||21-8 (7-3 UFC)|
|Avg. Fight Time||9:42||4:34|
|Sig. Strikes Per Minute||2.96||3.28|
|Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute||4.49||3.32|
|Takedowns Per 15 Minutes||0.48||1.64|
Smith vs Spann Betting Preview: Who Will Win The Rematch?
I smelly a fishy line. Here's what I mean.
How To Bet Smith
I'm surprised Smith is the underdog. Spann, a bruising puncher, carries far more upside than Lionheart, but he's wickedly inconsistent. "Superman" has shown spurts of superstar ability and then immediately followed it up with some doofus act of grappling or a mind-numbing loss.
Smith is a constant. He's no longer elite and he never was terribly explosive, but he's steady and hard to put away. Bet him straight up as a good underdog play.
How to bet Spann
I would steer clear of betting Spann straight up. Instead, I'd go with him to win inside the distance. The 31-year-old is known for his punching power, but he also possessing a devlish guillotine.
Also of note, Spann's last six fights have all ended in Round 1. If you're keen on Spann, it's wise to bet him to win in Round 1.
Smith vs Spann Pick
While there are a variety of enticing options on which to bet Spann, I like Smith better. He's well-rounded, owns a win over Superman, and paces himself much better.
My best bet is for Smith to win SU.