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UFC Fight Night odds, picks: Respected MMA analyst releases picks for Smith vs. Spann and all fights on Sept. 18 card

SportsLine MMA analyst Kyle Marley has revealed his selections for Saturday's event in Las Vegas
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Light heavyweight contenders collide on Saturday in the main event of UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann as sixth-ranked Anthony Smith takes on No. 11-ranked Ryan Spann. The main UFC fight card is slated for 7 p.m. ET from the Apex facility in Las Vegas.

Smith (35-16) is known for his durability and resilience. His style is so fan-friendly that he recently completed a streak in which he was featured in the main event seven consecutive times. However, he is looking to get back on track after a title-shot loss to former champion Jon Jones sent him a downward slide in which he lost three of four.

Spann (19-6) is a powerful and versatile talent who is a former champion in the respected Legacy Fighting Alliance. He has won five times in six UFC appearances, but this is his first main-event appearance. A win over an accomplished veteran like Smith would likely catapult him into the top 10 in the UFC rankings. 

Smith is a -165 favorite (risk $165 to win $100), while Spann is a +145 underdog (risk $100 to win $145) in the latest UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann odds from Caesars Sportsbook. 

Before making any UFC Fight Night picks of your own, you NEED to see the latest MMA predictions from SportsLine MMA analyst Kyle Marley. Over the past 30 months, $100 bettors who have followed Marley's picks are up more than $14,000!

The accomplished MMA analyst has seen memorable run in 2020 carry over into 2021. He has now nailed 35 of his last 59 UFC main-event picks, a stretch that included a streak of five consecutive underdogs in 2020! Just last week at UFC Fight Night, he told SportsLine members to back Daniel Rodriguez (+130) against Kevin Lee (-150) in a welterweight showdown on the main card. Anyone who has followed Marley is WAY UP! 

This week at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann, we can tell you Marley is backing Mandy Bohm (+100) to prevail against Ariane Lipski (-120) in a matchup of women's flyweight prospects. He's also backing a fighter who "is the better striker with more power" to pick up a dominant victory! You ABSOLUTELY need to see Marley's other UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann picks before making any of your own.

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