Former light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith will take on Ryan Spann in this weekend’s UFC event.
UFC 266 is fast approaching but before that, we’ll have another Las Vegas show to whet the appetite.
‘Lionheart’ Smith lost to Jon Jones in his title clash in 2019 but remains one of the best around.
He beat Jimmy Crute at UFC 261 in April and will now take on Spann this weekend.
‘Superman’ saw off Misha Cirkunov in his last fight in March and will be looking to pull off a shock against Smith.
Both men are a way off from challenging for Jan Blachowicz’s title but a win at UFC Fight Night 192 will certainly help their causes.
Smith vs Spann: Date and start time
The event is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 18 and is being held at the UFC APEX Center in Las Vegas.
The prelims will get going from 10pm UK time with the main card starting from midnight on Sunday morning.
Smith vs Spann can be expected at around 2am.
Smith vs Spann: TV and live stream
The action will be shown on BT Sport 1 and their coverage of the prelims will start from 10pm.
It will be live streamed on BT Sport’s website and app for subscribers.
EE mobile customers will be able to get a FREE three-month trial of BT Sport by texting SPORT to 150. You can then cancel the trial at any time.
The early prelims will be shown on UFC’s Fight Pass and in the US, all prelim bouts will be simulcast on ABC and ESPN+.
Smith vs Spann: Fight card
Subject to change
- MAIN EVENT: Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann, Light Heavyweight
- Ion Cutelaba vs. Devin Clark, Light Heavyweight
- Ariane Lipski vs. Mandy Bohm, Women’s Flyweight
- Christos Giagos vs. Arman Tsarukyan, Lightweight
- Antonio Arroyo vs. Joaquin Buckley, Middleweight
- Nate Maness vs. Tony Gravely, Bantamweight
- Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp, Lightweight
- Tafon Nchukwi vs. Mike Rodriguez, Light Heavyweight
- Pannie Kianzad vs. Raquel Pennington, Women’s Bantamweight
- Dakota Bush vs. Zhu Rong, Lightweight
- Montel Jackson vs. JP Buys, Bantamweight
- Erin Blanchfield vs. Sarah Alpar, Women’s Flyweight
- Impa Kasanganay vs. Carlston Harris, Welterweight
- Gustavo Lopez vs. Heili Alateng, Bantamweight
- Hannah Goldy vs. Emily Whitmire, Women’s Strawweight
Smith vs Spann: What has been said?
Anthony Smith: “It’s a big fight for him, it’s a big moment.
“I got a lot of experience. He’s not gonna show me anything I haven’t seen before, there’s nothing new or flashy, or fancy or special another Ryan Spann.
“That doesn’t mean he’s not tough. That doesn’t mean he’s not skilled or he can’t beat me. There’s just nothing special about him.
“I suspect that he’s gonna be really tough for one round. But I think at five minutes and one second into the fight, that fight looks totally different.
“I don’t know how long that mentality is gonna last, you know.
“There’s been some situations where you can see Ryan Spann fade a little bit. He does have a tendency to wilt in tough situations. …“