Anthony Smith just refuses to go away. When it comes to the UFC’s light heavyweight division, “Lionheart” has had something of a been there, done that career. He fought Jon Jones. He’s fought current title challenger Glover Teixeira. Shogun? Yup. Rakic? Him too. Thiago Santos? Technically yes, although that one came at 185lbs.
But while Smith has faltered in steps up, he continues to win, and keep himself relevant in the 205lb weight class. In fact, after dropping back-to-back fights against Teixeira and Rakic that had many questioning his place in the weight class, Smith has earned victories over Devin Clark and Jimmy Crute, breathing new life into his career.
Meeting Smith this Saturday atop the UFC Vegas 37 card will be Ryan Spann. A former LFA light heavyweight champion, Spann is looking for that signature win inside the octagon — and if he can get that against Anthony Smith, it would certainly put him on the map.
Weigh-ins for UFC Vegas 37 take place Friday in Las Vegas — check below for results!
Only one fighter missed weight on Friday morning — Zhu Rong, who actually celebrated on the scale before his team explained to him that he had missed weight. Zhu did not attempt to weigh in a second time.
UFC Vegas 37: Smith vs. Spann Weigh-In Results
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Smith (205.5) vs. Ryan Spann (206)
Light Heavyweight: Ion Cuțelaba (205) vs. Devin Clark (206)
Women’s Flyweight: Ariane Lipski (126) vs. Mandy Böhm (125.5)
Lightweight: Arman Tsarukyan (155.5) vs. Christos Giagos (155.5)
Middleweight: Joaquin Buckley (184.5) vs. Antônio Arroyo (186)
Bantamweight: Nate Maness (135) vs. Tony Gravely (135.5)
Light Heavyweight: Mike Rodríguez (202) vs. Tafon Nchukwi (204.5)
Women’s Bantamweight: Pannie Kianzad (136) vs. Raquel Pennington (135.5)
Lightweight: Zhu Rong (158)* vs. Brandon Jenkins (155.5)
Bantamweight: Montel Jackson (136) vs. JP Buys (136)
Women’s Flyweight: Erin Blanchfield (125) vs. Sarah Alpar (126)
Welterweight: Impa Kasanganay (170.5) vs. Carlston Harris (170)
Bantamweight: Gustavo Lopez (135) vs. Heili Alateng (136)
Women’s Flyweight: Emily Whitmire (125) vs. Hannah Goldy (125)
* Zhu misses weight by 2lbs