Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Johnny Walker will take on Ryan “Superman” Spann in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 178 card.

In this post, we will break down Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 30-year-old, Johnny Walker is coming in with a 17-5-0 record. Walker will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Nikita Krylov at UFC Fight Night: Lee vs. Oliveira in March.

Spann, meanwhile, is coming off a split decision win against Sam Alvey on March 14, 2020 at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje and holds a 18-5-0 record.

Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann
6′ 6″
6′ 5″
205 lbs.
205 lbs.

Johnny Walker has an orthodox fighting stance with a 82″ reach. The 31-year-old, Ryan Spann is an orthodox fighter with a 79″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Johnny Walker:
→ Walker’s striking accuracy is 70%.
→ Walker lands 4.01 significant strikes per minute.
→ Walker’s takedown accuracy is 100%.
→ Walker’s takedown average is 0.43 per 15 minutes.
→ Walker’s takedown defense is 69%.

Walker comes in with 70% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.01 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Spann fires at 43% accuracy, landing about 3.32 significant strikes per minute. Johnny Walker also has a 100% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 0.43 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Spann’s 1.13 takedowns and 60% takedown accuracy.

Ryan Spann:
→ Spann’s striking accuracy is 43%.
→ Spann lands 3.32 significant strikes per minute.
→ Spann’s takedown accuracy is 30%.
→ Spann’s takedown average is 1.13 per 15 minutes.
→ Spann’s takedown defense is 60%.

Ryan spent on average 6:38 minutes in the Octagon and Johnny has an average fight time of 5:49 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 178 is live in , who do you think will win, Johnny or Ryan? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley
September 19, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Johnny Walker vs. Ryan Spann

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