Ryan Spann showcased a technical approach at UFC Tampa en route to defeating Devin Clark via second-round submission.
Ryan Spann and Devin Clark heading into UFC Tampa were both in a position to possibly jump into the rankings with a win. Spann headed into the contest having won six fights in a row, including his first two UFC bouts. The Contender Series alumni last fought in May, knocking out Antonio Rogerio Nogueira in the latter’s home country of Brazil.
Devin Clark, on the other hand, has been around a .500 fighter since debuting in the UFC in 2016. However, he’s looking to build momentum off of his victory over Darko Stošić earlier this year.
Spann put the pressure on and tried to land a combination but Clark moved out of the way. Clark followed up with a double leg takedown, that Spann responded to with a guillotine attempt. Clark escaped, and the two returned to their feet. However, Clark again responded with a takedown, but Spann quickly scrambled back to his feet. The two separated and Clark landed a clean right hand. Spann was methodically walking down Clark for the majority of the round, however, he never exploded, despite flashing the right hand a few times.
Clark opened round two with a takedown attempt, however, Spann stuffed it. Spann kept walking Clark down, and he finally unloaded. Finding an opening, he landed a clean strike and followed it up with a brutal combination up against the fence. Seeing the opportunity, Spann jumped on a standing guillotine. It was tight, and Clark was forced to tap.
Ryan Spann continues to look like one of the brightest prospects at 205 pounds, with his third straight victory in the UFC.
Ryan Spann def. Devin Clark by Submission (Guillotine Choke) in Round 2 (2:01)