UFC Fight Night 187: Cirkunov vs Spann 03/13/2021 Picks, Fight Predictions and Previews

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UFC Fight Night 187 Cirkunov vs Spann 03-13-2021 Picks Fight Predictions and Previews

UFC Fight Night 187: Cirkunov vs Spann 03/13/2021 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is just getting started as their second fight card for this month is set for this Saturday, March 13. It will still be held at the closed-door location of the UFC Apex in the heart of Las Vegas, Nevada. MMA fans can view the matches through Pay Per View or UFC Fight Pass subscription. The biggest draw for this night will be Leon Edwards trying to get closer to a title shot but Belal Muhammad is on his way too. Two fighters wanting to get into the top 10 in the lightweight division are co-headlining the event as Misha Cirkunov goes up against Ryan Spann. This is going to be a tough call as seen in UFC Fight Odds but Misha Cirkunov has a small advantage over Ryan Spann.

UFC Fight Night 187: Cirkunov vs Spann 03/13/2021

When: Saturday, March 13, 8:00 PM ET
Where: UFC Apex, Las Vegas, Nevada
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 187: Cirkunov vs Spann 03/13/2021 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Misha Cirkunov -125 Ryan Spann +105

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Misha Cirkunov

Misha Cirkunov is a six-foot-three light heavyweight fighter that came all the way from Riga, Latvia. This intimidating force inside the cage has been training at the Xtreme Couture fight team and will be representing them as well. Cirkunov has a professional MMA record at 15-5 and has an impressive eight submissions in those victories. This Latvian fighter also has five knockouts and two decisions under his name. He has been fighting in the UFC since August 2015. After losing to Johnny Walker in UFC 235, Cirkunov bounced back with a submission win over Jimmy Crute in UFC Fight Night 158. He won by executing a very rare Peruvian Necktie submission hold. 

Ryan Spann

Ryan Spann or better known inside the cage as “Superman” is a 29-year-old fighter that came from Beaumont, Texas in the USA. This light heavyweight has been training at the renowned Fortis MMA fight team. Spann stands at six-foot-five and has a professional fighting record of 18-6. 11 of those wins came from submissions while also owning four knockouts and three decision wins. This fight against Cirkunov is his sixth in the UFC. After winning four consecutive matches, Spann tasted his first defeat in the hands of Johnny Walker in UFC Fight Night 178. That match ended early as Spann got knocked out in the first round at the 2:43 mark.

Cirkunov vs Spann Betting Numbers

Record 15-5-0 18-6-0
Last Fight Win Loss
Country Latvia USA
Height 6’3″ 6’5″
Weight (lbs) 205 205
Reach (in) 77 79
Win by KO/TKO 27% 22%
Win by Submission 60% 61%
Decisions 13% 17%
Strikes landed per minute 4.18 3.27
Striking accuracy 52% 44%
Striking absorbed per minute 2.89 3.43
Striking defense 62% 46%
Takedown average 4.42 1.76
Takedown accuracy 57% 41%
Takedown defense 71% 60%
Submission average 2.40 1.80

Cirkunov vs Spann Betting Picks

This is going to be a tough call with both fighters evenly matched as seen in the top bookmaker. Nonetheless, Misha Cirkunov has the momentum from his last win and has the mental edge over Ryan Spann.