|Born||Christopher Lanny Spång
November 26, 1987
|Other names||The Kiss
|Height||6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)|
|Weight||170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)|
|Reach||76.5 in (194 cm)|
|Fighting out of||Las Vegas, Nevada|
One Kick's Gym
|Mixed martial arts record|
|Notable relatives||Andreas Spang (brother)|
|Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog|
Christopher Lanny Spång (born November 26, 1987) is a Swedish mixed martial artist currently fighting for Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA) in the welterweight division. Earlier he's been competing in both UFC and Strikeforce. His older brother Andreas Spang also competes in MMA.
Mixed martial arts career
According to his Strikeforce introduction, Spång began fighting at the of age 4 in a boxing gym with his father, a professional boxer in Sweden. He was then a competitive gymnast at age 15.
Spång made his professional MMA debut in October 2008. He won his first three fights all in the first round.
Spång currently works with self-help guru Jacob Harrington for his mental game when preparing for an upcoming match in the cage.
He made his debut against Joe Ray on September 23, 2011 at Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough. He won the fight by unanimous decision. In his next fight, Spång faced Ricky Legere on January 7, 2012 at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine. He lost the fight via unanimous decision.
In his third fight for the organisation, Spång replaced Bobby Voelker to face Nah-Shon Burrell on May 19, 2012 at Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier. He rebounded from the loss in his last fight by stopping Burrell by TKO in the first round.
Ultimate Fighting Championship
Following the dissolution of Strikeforce, Spång was brought over to the Ultimate Fighting Championship. He made his promotional debut against fellow newcomer from Strikeforce Adlan Amagov on April 6, 2013 at UFC on Fuel TV 9. Amagov dominated the fight from start to finish, defeating Spång by unanimous decision. Following the loss Spang was released from the promotion.
Resurrection Fighting Alliance
On June 7, 2013 it was annonced that Spång had signed with Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA). He made his debut against Alan Jouban on August 16, 2013 at RFA 9. After two back-and-forth rounds, Spang lost by TKO in the third.
Mixed martial arts record
|Professional record breakdown|
|8 matches||5 wins||3 losses|
|Loss||5-3||Alan Jouban||TKO (punches)||RFA 9||August 6, 2013||3||1:23||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Loss||5-2||Adlan Amagov||Decision (unanimous)||UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs. Latifi||April 6, 2013||3||5:00||Stockholm, Sweden|
|Win||5-1||Nah-Shon Burrell||TKO (knees)||Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier||May 19, 2012||1||3:25||San Jose, California, United States|
|Loss||4-1||Ricky Legere||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine||January 7, 2012||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||4-0||Joe Ray||Decision (unanimous)||Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough||September 23, 2011||3||5:00||Las Vegas, Nevada, United States|
|Win||3-0||Adam Hazelton||Submission (armbar)||HFP 1 - Throwdown in Y-Town||June 25, 2011||1||0:38||Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada|
|Win||2-0||Cesar Narita||KO (punches)||North American Challenge 25||June 27, 2009||1||0:16||North Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada|
|Win||1-0||Ugo Gaillard||TKO (punches)||Superior Challenge 2 - Resurrection||October 25, 2008||1||4:42||Stockholm, Sweden|
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- "Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale lineup finalized with eight bouts for May 19". mmajunkie.com. 2012-05-07.
- "Adlan Amagov-Chris Spang added to UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden". mmajunkie.com. February 8, 2013.
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- "Chris Spang signed to RFA". mmaviking.com. 2013-06-07.
- "Meet RFA's latest signings including Justin Lawrence, Chris Spang and Kevin Casey". kingdommma.co.uk.
- "Chris Spang on main card of RFA 9". mmaviking.com. 2013-07-28.
- "Munhoz vs Koch meet for bantamweight title in RFA 9 main event". mmajunkie.com. 2013-07-13.