The UFC makes its return to the Octagon after a two-week break this weekend, and a very exciting card lies in store for all MMA fans in the latest edition of the UFC Fight Night. So be sure to set your reminders because UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann is not an event to be missed.
As we inch closer to UFC 266, this weekend’s UFC Fight Night will be the perfect pre-cursor to that event. And with a stacked card featuring some very talented names in the world of MMA, there is every chance that it could surpass expectations and steal the show from next week’s UFC 266. Leading the card are Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann, who have shown in the past that they do not usually go the full distance when it comes to fights. A total of 49 of their combined 54 fights have featured a stoppage. So don’t be surprised if we see something similar between these two brutal fighters this weekend.
In addition to Smith vs. Spann, UFC Fight Night will see several other exciting fighters in action. A total of 15 bouts will take place in Las Vegas on Saturday, and ahead of the event, we have all the information you need on where and how to watch UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann live online from anywhere in the world without cable.
When and Where to Watch UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann
- Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- When: Saturday, September 18, 2021
- Prelims: 4 PM ET
- Main Card: 7 PM ET
- Main Event (approx): 9 PM ET
- Where to Watch: ESPN+
UFC Fight Night action will start with the Prelims at 4 PM ET on Saturday. The Main Card bouts will get underway at around 7 PM ET, with the Main Event between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann likely set to begin at some time around 9 PM ET. As always, Las Vegas will play host to the UFC Fight Night.
How to Watch UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann in the US?
If you live in the United States and want to watch this weekend’s UFC Fight Night, an active ESPN+ subscription is all you need to be able to catch all the live action from the UFC this weekend, including the main event between Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann.
Earlier this year, a lucrative partnership was announced between UFC and ESPN. So now all UFC events are available to watch live on ESPN+ as part of this deal. In addition, ESPN+ also offers access to UFC content such as exclusive interviews, analysis, podcasts, etc. Since UFC Fight Nights are not pay-per-view events, you are not required to pay any extra fees to watch them live – just having an active ESPN+ subscription is enough, and you can get one for a monthly fee of $5.99 or an annual fee of $59.99. Getting an annual subscription would also allow you to watch UFC pay-per-view events at a slightly discounted rate. So we would certainly advise you to get that if you are an MMA fan, as you will be able to watch UFC events all year long.
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Where to Watch UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann in Other Countries?
For those who do not live in the United States or are currently traveling, you will not be able to watch the UFC Fight Night or any other live content on ESPN+ since it is geo-blocked. Below we have information on the different TV channels and streaming services that will broadcast this weekend’s UFC Fight Night in select countries.
- UFC fans and supporters who live in the United Kingdom can watch this weekend’s UFC Fight Night: Brunson vs Till live without any issues with a BT Sport subscription. The event will also be live on the BT Sport app and website. So you can watch it live on the go without cable.
- UFC fans who live in European countries including Germany, Austria, Italy, and Spain can catch the UFC Fight Night action live this weekend on the DAZN.
- If you are a big UFC fan living in the rest of the world, you can also get access to this weekend’s UFC Fight Night and all other UFC events very easily with the UFC Fight Pass, which offers access to thousands of hours of on-demand UFC content, the entire UFC library, historical and past events, exclusive interviews, analysis from experts, and other MMA events. A UFC Fight Pass subscription costs $9.99 a month or $95.99 a year.
UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann Fight Card
The card for this weekend’s UFC Fight Night is absolutely stacked. So be prepared for hard-hitting and edge-of-the-seat action among the ruthless fighters who will do whatever it takes to climb up the rankings and show that they are ready for a shot at the title.
Headlining the card will be Anthony Smith and Ryan Spann, who have the opportunity to make a serious case for their title credentials in the light heavyweight division this weekend. Both fighters are talented and have a fair bit of experience under their belt. While Spann is a rising up and comer, Smith has been with the UFC for quite a long time. These are two fighters with intriguing yet different styles, and whoever comes out on top will be right in the mix for a shot at the championship in the not-so-distant future.
The co-main event will see Ion Cutelaba and Devin Clark square off in what will be another match-up in the light heavyweight division. This one should be an exciting fight between two opponents with great skill and talent. But both have struggled to find the consistency required to succeed in the UFC Octagon so far. The stakes will certainly be high as the two rivals look to get back on track.
A potentially cracking lightweight contest is the fight between Nikolas Motta and Cameron VanCamp, who are entering the division together. It will certainly be interesting to see how they fare in this contest. Both fighters have immense talent, and they could be future players in the 155-pound title race – and don’t be surprised if they end up stealing the show in Las Vegas on Saturday evening.
The women’s flyweight division will also be represented in the main card at the UFC Fight Night this weekend, with Ariane Lipski battling it out against newcomer Mandy Bohm. Lipski hasn’t yet found the consistency required to go toe to toe with the best in the division. But she does have an aggressive style that could come good against Bohm, who will make her UFC debut this weekend. Bohm has won all seven of her fights so far, but as we all know, UFC is a different beast, so she could be in for a tough test against the resilient Lipski.
Also in action will be emerging lightweight star Arman Tsarukyan, as he faces off against veteran Christos Giagos. Tsarukyan has been stealing the show in his fights of late, and if he can continue his progress this weekend, a title shot may not be too far away.
And last but not least is the main card opener, where Joaquin Buckley will take on Antonio Arroyo. This middleweight clash could well be one to watch this weekend.
But these main card fights aren’t the only ones scheduled to take place at the UFC Fight Night this weekend. Several exciting names will also be in action during the prelims, which will feature a total of nine fights, so be sure not to miss those fights either. Below we have the full card for UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann.
|Light Heavyweight||Anthony Smith vs. Ryan Spann|
|Light Heavyweight||Devin Clark vs. Ion Cutelaba|
|Lightweight||Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp|
|Women’s Flyweight||Mandy Bohm vs. Ariane Lipski|
|Lightweight||Christos Giagos vs. Arman Tsarukyan|
|Middleweight||Antonio Arroyo vs. Joaquin Buckley|
|Light Heavyweight||Tafon Nchukwi vs. Mike Rodriguez|
|Women’s Bantamweight||Pannie Kianzad vs. Raquel Pennington|
|Bantamweight||Tony Gravely vs. Nate Maness|
|Lightweight||Dakota Bush vs. Rong Zhu|
|Bantamweight||JP Buys vs. Montel Jackson|
|Women’s Flyweight||Sarah Alpar vs. Erin Blanchfield|
|Welterweight||Impa Kasanganay vs. Carlston Harris|
|Bantamweight||Heili Alateng vs. Gustavo Lopez|
|Women’s Flyweight||Hannah Goldy vs. Emily Whitmire|