Ryan Spann vs. Ion Cutelaba – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz vs. Rakic is scheduled to take place on Saturday, May 14, 2022, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Ryan “Superman” Spann will take on Ion “The Hulk” Cutelaba in the Light Heavyweight Bout. You can view the full UFC on ESPN 36 card.

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

The 31-year-old, Ryan Spann is coming in with a 19-7-0 record. Spann will be fighting for the first time since a loss via submission against Anthony Smith at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann in September.

Cutelaba, meanwhile, is coming off a unanimous decision win against Devin Clark on September 18, 2021 at UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Spann and holds a 16-6-1 (1 NC) record.

Ryan Spann vs. Ion Cutelaba
6′ 5″
6′ 1″
205 lbs.
205 lbs.
16-6-1 (1 NC)

Ryan Spann has an orthodox fighting stance with a 79″ reach. The 29-year-old, Ion Cutelaba is an southpaw fighter with a 75″ 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.

Ryan Spann:
→ Spann’s striking accuracy is 44%.
→ Spann lands 3.43 significant strikes per minute.
→ Spann’s takedown accuracy is 38%.
→ Spann’s takedown average is 1.58 per 15 minutes.
→ Spann’s takedown defense is 60%.

Spann comes in with 44% striking accuracy, typically landing about 3.43 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Cutelaba fires at 42% accuracy, landing about 4.91 significant strikes per minute. Ryan Spann also has a 38% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.58 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Cutelaba’s 4.39 takedowns and 79% takedown accuracy.

Ion Cutelaba:
→ Cutelaba’s striking accuracy is 42%.
→ Cutelaba lands 4.91 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cutelaba’s takedown accuracy is 60%.
→ Cutelaba’s takedown average is 4.39 per 15 minutes.
→ Cutelaba’s takedown defense is 79%.

Ion spent on average 8:23 minutes in the Octagon and Ryan has an average fight time of 5:17 minutes.

This looks like an interesting matchup, at least on paper. UFC on ESPN 36 is live in , who do you think will win, Ryan or Ion? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC on ESPN 36: Blachowicz vs. Rakic
May 14, 2022
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Ryan Spann vs. Ion Cutelaba

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