UFC & MMA Betting

Spann vs Guskov Prediction: Fight of the Night Potential



The co-main event of UFC Vegas 91 presents an interesting matchup between Ryan Spann and Bogdan Guskov. There is a huge possibility for a fast knockout in this bout. Here is our Spann vs Guskov prediction.

UFC on ESPN 55: Spann vs Guskov Prediction

Ryan Spann Preview

Ryan Spann has been in the UFC since 2018 but his career has been going through constant ups and downs. He had some success against fighters like Misha Cirkunov, Ion Cutelaba, and Dominick Reyes.

Nevertheless, as soon as he faced proper opposition, he failed. He lost to Johnny Walker and Nikita Krylov, and also twice in three years to Anthony Smith, who is already nearing the end of his career.

Just like his opponent, Spann hates long fights and his bouts normally end in the first round. He either gets an early win or gets finished himself, which is a key factor for our Spann vs Guskov prediction.

Spann enters this contest with a record of 21-9, with 6 KOs and 12 submissions behind his back. He was knocked out and submitted three times each.

Bogdan Guskov Preview

Bogdan Guskov has the potential to become a real threat in the light heavyweight division and this bout could be his big break. He is 31 years old and began his professional career in 2015. In nine years, he managed to get 15 wins in MMA, tasting defeat only three times.

The most recent defeat was during his UFC debut but he was unfortunate to get Volkan Oezdemir as his first opponent. He followed that defeat with a convincing KO win over Zac Pauga in February 2024.

Before the UFC, he was a bit of a merchant fighter, performing wherever he gets called. He has experience in promotions and competitions like Tech-Krep FC, AMC, WEF, and others.

With a record of 15-3, he has 13 knockouts and 2 submissions. He is always focused on attack and never holding back. His fights went to the third round only once.

Ryan Spann vs Bogdan Guskov Prediction: One Round MAX

Guskov is only beginning his UFC career and we do not yet know if he is good enough for the promotion. He has monstrous strength but power is rarely enough to make it here. The win here will send him straight into the Top 15 of the light heavyweight division.

However, we should note that both fighters have solid chances in this bout. They will both go all-in as soon as the referee gives them the green light and we expect this fight to last about 2-3 minutes at best. One way or another, one of these two will go to sleep or tap out in the first round.

Six of Spann's last seven fights ended in the first round, regardless of the result. At the same time, all seven of Guskov's last seven ended in the opening segment too.

Speaking about a Spann vs Guskov prediction, we would bet on under 1.5 rounds. In case you want to bet on a moneyline or an early finish, we would put our money on Ryan Spann.

Guskov has unbelievable knockout power but if Spann takes him down, we expect him to get a quick submission.

Vlad is a former amateur MMA fighter. After a series of injuries, he found a different way to connect with the sport and its fanbase - through writing. He's been covering everything-UFC for over 5 years on various platforms and has been part of the team at NYFights since early 2022.