Anthony Smith is hoping he could capitalize on the emotional win over Ryan Spann. 33 year old American got into the cage on the right foot for a start. Smith seemed to rely on low kicks a good deal. He would capitalize with an elbow to the side to the head. Once Spann was down, Smith looked for a choke – forcing Spann to tap. In the end Anthony Smith defeated Ryan Spann via rear naked choke during minute 3 of round 1.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 19, 2021