Ryan Spann
Superman

USA

Fighting Smith in September
Light HeavyweightUFC
June 5, 2021
Spann is slated to fight Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night on Sept. 18, Damon Martin of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Spann impressed in his most recent fight, recording a TKO against Misha Cirkunov in Round 1 on Match 13. He'll look to make it consecutive victories when he takes on Smith in September.
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Scores huge KO in Vegas
Light HeavyweightUFC
March 13, 2021
Spann defeated Misha Cirkunov via TKO (punches) at 1:11 of Round 1 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
A quick knockout from Spann is the latest in a long line of unexpected finishes on this card. Spann had four knockouts in his pro career prior to Saturday, but he's generally known as a submission specialist due to his long 6-foot-5 frame. Those ground skills were unnecessary in this one as he popped an overwhelmed Cirkunov countless times before the action was finally stopped by referee Mark Smith just 71 seconds in. Honestly, this result likely says more about where Cirkunov is at than Spann at this point, but it was impressive nonetheless. It hasn't always been pretty, but Spann is now 5-1 in his first half dozen UFC bouts.
Cirkunov clash rebooked for March 13
Light HeavyweightUFC
February 18, 2021
Spann will square off against Misha Cirkunov (undisclosed) on the UFC's March 13 card, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Spann and Cirkunov were originally scheduled to collide in mid-December, but an undisclosed injury for Cirkunov forced it to be pushed back a few months. It appears the two are set on a new date, as Spann looks to rebound from his second loss in the UFC, which came at the hands of Jimy Walker via a first-round knockout. Given that the two have each seen more than half of their UFC bouts end before the first-round bell, this one has a good chance to be over in a flash.
Opponent WD's from fight
Light HeavyweightUFC
December 4, 2020
Spann will not fight Misha Cirkunov on Dec. 19 after his opponent was forced to withdraw for an undisclosed reason, Aaron Bronsteter of TSN.ca reports.
ANALYSIS
The UFC is looking to move the fight to sometime in February according to report. If they don't find a later date for Spann to fight Cirkunov, the UFC may try to find a new opponent for Spann in the near future.
Taking on Misha Cirkunov
Light HeavyweightUFC
November 17, 2020
Spann will face Misha Cirkunov on Dec. 19 in Las Vegas, Marcel Dorff of MMADNA reports.
ANALYSIS
Spann will be looking to bounce back from his first career UFC loss, a first-round knockout by Johnny Walker in September. Cirkunov will be fighting for the first time since September of last year, when he recorded a first-round submission victory over Jimmy Crute.
Suffers first UFC loss
Light HeavyweightUFC
September 19, 2020
Spann lost to Johnny Walker via TKO (elbows) at 2:46 of Round 1 at UFC FIght Night on Saturday in Las Vegas.
ANALYSIS
Spann is going to be kicking himself following this one. He cracked Walker in the early going and appeared to be in pretty good shape after pinning his opponent up along the fence, but Spann didn't tie up Walker's arms and his opponent unleashed a serious of furious elbows to the side of his head a la Travis Browne. Spann appeared to be upset as the decision was announced, perhaps thinking the elbows were to the back of his head and thus illegal shots, but they all appeared to land to the side. The loss snaps an eight-fight winning streak for Spann and is his first setback since July 2017.