‘Lionheart’ Anthony Smith Does It Again, Earns Submission Win

Anthony Smith said it best after UFC Vegas 15.

Line them up, and I’ll keep knocking them down.

Smith stepped into the main event role Saturday night, earning a submission victory in the first round over Devin Clark. The bout aired live on ESPN from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

After Curtis Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19, his planned main event with Derrick Lewis was scratched. UFC officials elevated Smith-Clark from the co-main to the new headliner.

And Smith delivered.

The former UFC light heavyweight title contender had no trouble with Clark, scoring the quick submission win.

Complete results are below:

Anthony Smith def. Devin Clark via submission (triangle choke) at 2:34 of Round 1

Miguel Baeza def. Takashi Sato via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:28 of Round 2

Parker Porter def. Josh Parisian via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

Bill Algeo def. Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Norma Dumont Viana def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Jonathan Pearce def. Kai Kamaka III via TKO (strikes) at 4:28 of Round 2

Anderson dos Santos def. Martin Day via submission (guillotine choke) at 4:35 of Round 1

Gina Mazany def. Rachael Ostovich via TKO (strikes) at 4:10 of Round 3

Su Mudaerji def. Malcolm Gordon via KO (strike) at :44 of Round 1

Nathan Maness def. Luke Sanders via submission (rear-naked choke) at 2:29 of Round 2

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