Nogueira (23-8-0) has won two of his last five fights under the UFC banner, with those victories coming over the duo of Patrick Cummins and Sam Alvey. Nogueira is competing for the fifth straight time in Brazil and he holds a record of 2-2-0 in those previous four bouts. Nogueira has suffered a total of eight losses as a professional MMA fighter, but he has yet to be beaten by way of submission.
Spann (15-5-0) is currently undefeated in UFC competition, having defeated Luis Henrique by unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night Sao Paulo. Spann has competed twice on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, losing to Karl Roberson on Episode 3 and defeating Emiliano Sordi on Episode 10. Spann will enter the contest while in the midst of a five fight winning streak and he hasn’t suffered a defeat in almost two years.
UFC 237 takes place on Saturday, May 11 from the Arena Da Baixada in Curitiba, Brazil with no main event announced at this time. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, with a post-show podcast to follow.