UFC FIGHT NIGHT: SMITH vs SPANN aka UFC Vegas 37 aired in Asia on Sunday, September 19 live from UFC APEX in Las Vegas. The event was stacked with incredible highlight reel-worthy finishing action, including in the main event.
It was a barnburner as #6 light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith and #11 Ryan Spann engaged with aggression. Smith got the better in the exchanges, dropped Spann, and made him tap out to a rear-naked choke in the very first round. Smith said, "He's got the skills, I just think I'm better. That was the game plan, be better in every position. I'm out here beating anyone they put in front of me. I want someone ahead of me and I earned that. I want Alexander Rakic."
Ion Cutelaba and Devin Clark made their light heavyweight co-main bout an action-packed affair. Cutelaba delivered punishing offense which forced Clark into all sorts of bad positions, but he stayed in the fight to the closing bell. Cutelaba earned the unanimous decision win and said, “"The hulk is back! I am staying here. The next fight is to fight in the top. I am ready."
The main card opened with three back-to-back KOs. Highlight maker Joaquin Buckley added another KO to his reel with a finishing flurry of punches that took out Antonio Arroyo in the third round. The comeback of the night was by Nate Maness who survived a knockdown from Tony Gravely at the end of round one to get the KO halfway through round two. #14 lightweight Arman Tsarukyan kept the polish on his rise by taking out Christos Giagos with punches in the first round.
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PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT
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