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Ryan Spann stops Ion Cutelaba early at UFC on ESPN 37

Ryan Spann stops Ion Cutelaba early at UFC on ESPN 37

The Ultimate Fighting Championship returns to us tonight, May 14, 2022, for UFC on ESPN 37, going down live from the Apex Center in Enterprise, Nevada.

Headlining the event is a light-heavyweight bout between former champion, no. 1 ranked Jan Blachowicz and no. 3 ranked Aleksandar Rakic.

Co-headlining the event is also a light-heavyweight encounter, this one between Ryan Spann and Ion Cutelaba.

Continue reading to see how this 205 lb contest went down:

Official Result: Ryan Spann def. Ion Cutelaba via submission (guillotine choke) at 2:22 of round one

Both men start out the bout patiently circling each other, until Spann backs Cutelaba up with a combination that stuns him. Cutelaba then quickly secures a beautiful trip takedown and immediately takes mount.

However, Spann is able to get back to his feet, and threatens with a guillotine choke on the way up.

Spann is trying to land more punches, but Cutelaba doesn’t give him a chance and puts him onto his back once again.

Cutelaba lands some shots to the downed Spann, and lands some shots when Spann gets up again, but he’s unable to remain in a controlling position. He shoots on another takedown, where Spann again attacks the guillotine, but Cutelaba’s defense is working thus far.

Just as we’re thinking that though, as Cutelaba is sprawled out attempting a takedown, Spann locks up a standing guillotine and forces Cutelaba to his back with it.

A few seconds later and Spann got the tap, securing the 12th submission victory of his career.

Ryan Spann is now 20-7 as a professional (6-2 UFC) with this impressive victory over a difficult opponent in Ion Cutelaba. At 30 years old, turning 31 in August, it appears Mr. Spann is really coming into his own.

Who would you like to see him face next?

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