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.
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