Anthony Smith is the underdog vs Ryan Spann

Smith vs Spann Odds & Picks: A Fishy Line At UFC Singapore

Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann will fight Saturday in the co-main event at UFC Singapore, which is headlined by Max Holloway and The Korean Zombie.

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

Smith vs Spann Odds
Anthony Smith+137
Ryan Spann-157

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.

How To Watch UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs The Korean Zombie

Whenever Zombie fights, the card is geared toward an Asian audience. That means Saturday's fights (which take place in Singapore) begin bright and early at 5 a.m. ET.

View the entire UFC Fight Night: Holloway vs Korean Zombie odds & main card here.

  • Date/Time: August 26, 5 a.m. ET
  • Location: Singapore
  • Arena: Singapore Indoor Stadium
  • Where to Watch: ESPN, Cable Provider

Anthony Smith vs Ryan Spann Tale Of The Tape

FighterAnthony SmithRyan Spann
Record36-18 (11-8 UFC)21-8 (7-3 UFC)
Avg. Fight Time9:424:34
Sig. Strikes Per Minute2.963.28
Sig. Strikes Absorbed Per Minute4.493.32
Takedowns Per 15 Minutes0.481.64
Takedown Accuracy28%37%
Takedown Defense47%45%

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.

Pick: Smith to win (+137)