Chris Spång

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Chris Spång
BornChristopher Lanny Spång
(1987-11-26) November 26, 1987 (age 31)
Växjö, Sweden
Other namesThe Kiss
Super Model
NationalitySwedish
Height6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st)
DivisionWelterweight (MMA)
Super Middleweight (Boxing)
Light Heavyweight (Boxing)
Reach76.5 in (194 cm)
Fighting out ofLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
TeamJ-Sect MMA
One Kick's Gym
Allstar Training Center
American Top Team
Years active2008-present
Mixed martial arts record
Total9
Wins6
By knockout4
By submission1
By decision1
Losses3
By knockout1
By decision2
Notable relativesAndreas Spang (brother)
Boxing record from BoxRec
Mixed martial arts record from Sherdog

Christopher Lanny Spång (born November 26, 1987) is a Swedish professional 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. Spang's 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 age of four in a boxing gym with his father, a professional boxer in Sweden. Spang became a competitive gymnast at age 15.

Spång made his professional MMA debut in October 2008 in his native Sweden winning by first round TKO. His next two fights where on the North American regional circuit, he won the first by knockout, 16 second into the first round and the second by submission due to an armbar 38 seconds into 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 future UFC contender 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
Win 6–3 Andrei Vasinca TKO (punches) Scandinavian Fight Nights 1 June 4, 2016 1 N/A Solna, Sweden
Loss 5–3 Alan Jouban TKO (punches) RFA 9: Munhoz vs. Curran August 16, 2013 3 1:23 Los Angeles, California, United States RFA Fight of the Year (2013)
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) Hope Fight Productions 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

Big Knockout Boxing record[edit]

1 Win (0 knockouts, 1 decision), 0 Losses
Res. Record Opponent Type Rd., Time Date Location Event Notes
Win 1-0 United States Samuel Horowitz UD 5 (5) 2015-06-27 United States Mandalay Bay Events Center, Las Vegas, Nevada, United States BKB 3 Big Knockout Boxing debut.

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 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Christopher Spang - Boxer". boxrec.com. 2011-01-04.
  2. ^ "Christopher Spang sings with Strikeforce (Swedish)". mmanytt.se.
  3. ^ "Chris Spang replaces Jerron Peoples, meets Joe Ray at Strikeforce Challengers 19". mmajunkie.com. 2011-09-14.
  4. ^ "Strikeforce: Rockhold vs. Jardine". strikeforce.com. 2011-12-08. Archived from the original on January 3, 2012.
  5. ^ "Ricky Legere vs Chris Spang completes Strikeforce Rockhold vs Jardine". mmajunkie.com. 2011-12-30.
  6. ^ "Strikeforce: Barnett vs. Cormier". strikeforce.com. 2012-05-19.
  7. ^ "Strikeforce Heavyweight Grand Prix Finale lineup finalized with eight bouts for May 19". mmajunkie.com. 2012-05-07.
  8. ^ "Adlan Amagov-Chris Spang added to UFC on FUEL TV 9 in Sweden". mmajunkie.com. February 8, 2013.
  9. ^ "Phil De Fries, Chris Spang and Five Others Released From The UFC". fighters.com. April 30, 2013. Archived from the original on June 16, 2013.
  10. ^ "Chris Spang signed to RFA". mmaviking.com. 2013-06-07.
  11. ^ "Meet RFA's latest signings including Justin Lawrence, Chris Spang and Kevin Casey". kingdommma.co.uk.
  12. ^ "Chris Spang on main card of RFA 9". mmaviking.com. 2013-07-28.
  13. ^ "Munhoz vs Koch meet for bantamweight title in RFA 9 main event". mmajunkie.com. 2013-07-13.

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