In a preliminary bout at UFC 249 in Jacksonville, Memphian Ryan Spann takes on Sam Alvey in a light heavyweight division bout as part of the undercard on May 9th.
Ryan “Superman” Spann is undefeated since arriving in UFC at 3-0, and with an overall MMA record of 17-5. He’s won each of his three fights in the promotion a different way: By decision, by knockout, and by submission. The 28-year-old from Tennessee isn’t ranked in the division yet, but could be well on his way with a victory. He has won 11 of his 17 professional victories by submission.
Sam “Smile’n” Alvey turned 34 on Wednesday, and is a cagefighting veteran with a record of 33-13. He made his debut in UFC in 2014, but has lost his last three fights. He’s a heavy underdog to the up-and-comer Spann, but is a southpaw which give the younger and less-experienced fighter issues. Alvey is +1500 to submit Spann, but hasn’t made an opponent tap out since July of 2016, which was 12 fights ago.
Here are the betting odds and props for Ryan Spann vs. Sam Alvey at UFC 249 on May 9th:
Spann vs. Alvey
|To Go the Distance||Yes (+162)||No (-225)|
|Total Rounds||Over 1.5 (-155)||Under 1.5 (+116)|
|To Win by KO, TKO or DQ||+140||+600|
|To Win by Submission||+320||+1500|
|To Win by Decision||+260||+850|
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