MMA Futures Favorite Anthony Smith back In Octagon Saturday

Anthony Smith returns to action this Saturday night, taking on Devin Clark at UFC Fight Night: Blaydes vs. Lewis.

Smith vs. Clark serves as the co-main event from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The card airs live on ESPN2 and ESPN+ beginning at 10 p.m. ET with the main card and 7 p.m. ET on ESPN+ with prelims.

Former light heavyweight title challenger Smith (33-16, fighting out of Omaha, Neb.) proves that he will compete against anyone, anywhere, at any time by stepping in on short notice against rising prospect Clark. A longtime middleweight standout with 30 of his 33 wins coming by finish, Smith quickly rose up the light heavyweight ranks with defining stoppages over Rashad Evans, Mauricio Rua and Volkan Oezdemir. He now seeks to secure his first victory of 2020 with a vintage performance.

Clark (12-4, fighting out of Sioux Falls, S.D.) looks to make 2020 his most successful year to date by clinching his third victory against the toughest opponent of his career. A product of the first season of Dana White: Looking for a Fight, Clark has found his footing in the UFC with back-to-back wins over Dequan Townsend and Alonzo Menifield. Clark now has his sights set on earning his first promotional finish against Smith and breaking into the rankings.

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