Headlining the card is an epic grudge match two years in the making between former UFC Welterweight Champion Tyron Woodley and former interim UFC Welterweight Champion Colby Covington.
It’s too bad we couldn’t see these two fight two years ago back when they were both still champions, but it’s better late than never!
The third fight on the main card was a light-heavyweight showdown between the No. 11 ranked Johnny Walker and the No. 12 ranked Ryan Spann.
This was an incredibly exciting match up between two very talented up-and-coming light-heavyweights. Walker stands 6’6” with an 82” reach, and Spann’s 6’5” with a 79” reach. They’re both huge for their weight division.
Walker was 17-5 coming into tonight’s fight, Spann was 18-5 coming in, and they had a combined 31 finishes between them.
This was an absolutely crazy, wild fight, as we expected it to be. They both came out swinging in round one, before Spann shot on a takedown. Spann had Walker down momentarily, but Walker was able to get up and circle off the fence.
Once they were at distance again, Spann ended up catching Walker with a thunderous left hook and had him hurt bad. He mounted Walker directly after dropping him, and things were looking very bad for Walker.
However, Walker escaped the mount out the back door and they were separated again. Spann once again hurt Walker with another punch, but ended up shooting on a takedown up against the fence.
Walker landed numerous elbows and punches while Spann was in on his legs, before the fight was stopped via knockout.
Official Result: Johnny Walker def. Ryan Spann via KO (elbows) at 2:43 of round one.
I became a fan of combat sports when I was 12 years old. I was scrolling through the channels and landed upon versus, where WEC was televised. Urijah Faber fought Jens Pulver for the second time that night. That’s the first fight I saw, and the fight that got me hooked on the sport. Since then, the sport has grown so rapidly, and my goal is to enlighten everyone on what’s going on in the sport today.