Anthony Smith put on another stellar performance and finished Ryan Spann in the UFC Fight Night 192 main event.
Smith’s striking and grappling were both a level above Spann in the key matchup for the rankings.
He rocked his opponent with the hands multiple times before locking in a rear-naked choke to force the submission at the 3:47 mark of Round 1.
The light heavyweight bout was the UFC Fight Night 192 main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
“I want Aleksander Rakic,” Smith said in his post-fight interview with Michael Bisping. “He’s just sitting around. He’s not getting the title. Either I get that fight or I’m going to skip him. Merry Christmas to me.”
— UFC (@ufc) September 19, 2021
UFC Fight Night 192 results:
Anthony Smith def. Ryan Spann via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 3:47
Ion Cutelaba def. Devin Clark via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-26, 29-27)
Ariane Lipski def. Mandy Bohm via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Arman Tsarukyan def. Christos Giagos via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:09
Nate Maness def. Tony Gravely via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 2:10
Joaquin Buckley def. Antonio Arroyo via TKO (punches) – Round 3, 2:26
Tafon Nchukwi def. Mike Rodriguez via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Raquel Pennington def. Pannie Kianzad via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Rong Zhu def. Brandon Jenkins via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:35
Montel Jackson def. JP Buys via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Erin Blanchfield def. Sarah Alpar via unanimous decision (30-25, 30-25, 30-26)
Carlston Harris def. Impa Kasanganay via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 2:38
Heili Alateng vs. Gustavo Lopez declared draw (28-28, 28-28, 28-28)
Hannah Goldy def. Emily Whitmire via verbal submission (armbar) – Round 1, 4:17