Taking main event honours on just a single day’s notice, a five-round light heavyweight pairing of one-time title challenger, Anthony ‘Lionheart’ Smith, and the surging, Devin ‘Brown Bear’ Clark.
Originally slated to feature as tonight’s co-main event, the 205-pound pairing was promoted to the showcase’s headliner following a positive COVID-19 test result which was returned by wrestling ace, Curtis ‘Razor’ Blaydes ahead of his scheduled matching with one-time heavyweight championship challenger, Derrick ‘The Black Beast’ Lewis.
As well as it’s promotion to curtain-closing status, Smith vs. Clark has also been promoted to five-rounds, with both combatants agreeing to the change in duration of their contest. For Smith, it’s his second outing on the trot that’s been move to the main event on short-notice, following the Nebraska native’s unanimous decision defeat to Aleksandar Rakic in August.
Pushed to the co-main event, Miguel Baeza clashes with Takashi Sato, in what promises to bring some fireworks, with the pair combining to score a whopping twenty stoppage wins.
UFC Vegas 15: Smith vs. Clark Results
Main Card: (ESPN/ESPN+ 10 p.m. ET)
Light Heavyweight: Anthony Smith def. Devin Clark via first-round (2:34) submission (triangle)
Welterweight: Miguel Baeza def. Takashi Sato via second-round (4:28) submission (arm-triangle)
Heavyweight: Parker Porter def. Josh Parisian via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27 and 29-28)
Featherweight: Bill Algeo def. Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Catchweight (138.5lbs): Norma Viana Dumount def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)
Featherweight: Jonathan Pearce def. Kai Kamaka III via second-round (4:28) TKO (ground-and-pound)
Preliminary Card: (ESPN+ 8 p.m. ET)
Bantamweight: Anderson dos Santos def. Martin Day via first-round (4:35) submission (guillotine)
Women’s Flyweight: Gina Mazany def. Rachael Ostovich via third-round (4:10) TKO (front kick to the body)
Flyweight: Su Mudaerji def. Malcolm Gordon via first-round (0:44) TKO (strikes)
Catchweight (140lbs): Nathan Maness def. Luke Sanders via second-round (2:29) submission (rear-naked choke)