Chris Spång

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Chris Spång
Born Christopher Lanny Spång
(1987-11-26) November 26, 1987 (age 27)
Växjö, Sweden
Other names The Kiss
Super Model
Nationality Swedish
Height 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight 170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
Division Welterweight
Reach 76.5 in (194 cm)
Fighting out of Las Vegas, Nevada
Team J-Sect MMA
One Kick's Gym
Years active 2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total 8
Wins 5
By knockout 3
By submission 1
By decision 1
Losses 3
By knockout 1
By decision 2
Notable relatives Andreas Spang (brother)
Boxing record from Boxrec
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 in his career, Spång competed in the UFC and Strikeforce. His older brother Andreas Spang also competes in MMA.

Mixed martial arts career[edit]

Early career[edit]

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.

In addition to MMA fighting, Spång has boxed professionally at super middleweight with two decision victories in 2009.[1]

Spång currently works with self-help guru Jacob Harrington for his mental game when preparing for an upcoming match in the cage.

Strikeforce[edit]

In September 2011, Spång signed a four fight deal with Strikeforce to fight in their welterweight division.[2]

He made his debut against Joe Ray on September 23, 2011 at Strikeforce Challengers: Larkin vs. Rossborough.[3] He won the fight by unanimous decision. In his next fight, Spång faced Ricky Legere on January 7, 2012 at Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine.[4][5] 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.[6][7] He rebounded from the loss in his last fight by stopping Burrell by TKO in the first round.

Ultimate Fighting Championship[edit]

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.[8] Amagov dominated the fight from start to finish, defeating Spång by unanimous decision. Following the loss Spang was released from the promotion.[9]

Resurrection Fighting Alliance[edit]

On June 7, 2013 it was announced that Spång had signed with Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA).[10][11] He made his debut against Alan Jouban on August 16, 2013 at RFA 9.[12][13] After two back-and-forth rounds, Spang lost by TKO in the third.

Mixed martial arts record[edit]

Res. Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
Loss 5–3 Alan Jouban TKO (punches) RFA 9: Munhoz vs. Curran 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

Professional boxing record[edit]

2 Wins (0 knockouts, 2 decisions), 0 Losses
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Notes
Win 2-0 United States Kevin Riding In UD 4 (4) 2009-11-20 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 1-0 United States Stevan McCray UD 4 (4) 2009-08-21 United States Orleans Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States

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