Being promoted to a five-round fight on short notice, Anthony Smith and Devin Clark will main event Saturday’s UFC “Fight Night” card. The promotion is set to hold 10 fights from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
Follow along throughout the evening for live results.
Preliminary Card (8:00PM EST / 5:00PM PST) (ESPN+ / TSN 5)
Main Card (10:00PM EST / 7:00PM PST) (ESPN / TSN 5)
Bout 10: Anthony Smith (33-16) vs. Devin Clark (12-4) (Light Heavyweight)
Smith Finishes Clark Early With Triangle Choke
Anthony Smith had a quick win in the main event, applying a triangle choke that made Devin Clark tap out in the first round. The win for Smith concluded a two-fight streak of losses that developed in 2020.
Smith scored a takedown early in the round after Clark charged forward with punches. While Clark was able to take top position on the ground, Smith slipped in the submission from his back that caused the tap out.
The fight was boosted up to main event status after a positive COVID-19 test took Curtis Blaydes out of his fight against Derrick Lewis. While the fight didn’t leave the first round, it was scheduled for five rounds in total.
The fight was Clark’s first in a main event since he fought for RFA in 2016.
Bout 9: Miguel Baeza (9-0) vs. Takashi Sato (16-3) (Welterweight)
Baeza Earns First Submission Win, Remains Undefeated
Remaining undefeated Miguel Baeza stopped Takashi Sato in the second round with an arm triangle choke. The win for Baeza was his third in the UFC and his first as a pro via submission.
The finish came shortly after Baeza scored a takedown in the second round. He had a slow-paced yet technical performance over Sato on the feet before.
“I get to finally show off I’m a legitimate black belt,” said Baeza about his submission victory in his post-fight interview.
Baeza’s rookie year in the UFC saw him stop Hector Aldana and Matt Brown in fights.
Sato’s previous fight was a win, stopping Jason Witt within a minute.
Bout 8: Josh Parisian (13-3) vs. Parker Porter (10-6) (Heavyweight)
Porter Bounces Back From UFC Debut Loss, Defeats Parisian
Parker Porter bounced back from a loss on the main card, winning a decision against Josh Parisian, who was making his UFC debut. The win for Porter saw him out-strike Parisian for all three rounds.
Porter was able to control Parisian for most of the fight, often keeping him backed up to the cage with strikes.
Porter lost his UFC debut in August, losing to Chris Daukaus due to strikes.
“I’m so stoked … I have arrived,” said Porter in his post-fight interview.
Parisian earned a UFC contract on “Dana White’s Contender Series” over the summer, defeating Chad Johnson within a round with strikes.
Bout 7: Bill Algeo (13-5) vs. Spike Carlyle (9-2) (Featherweight)
Algeo Defeats Carlyle For First UFC Win
Bill Algeo won his UFC debut on the main card, defeating Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision. The win saw Algeo stop takedown attempts and capitalize on a tired Carlyle late.
Carlyle controlled the opening round by taking Algeo down and working on the ground. He looked for a bulldog choke late in the round, although Algeo was able to escape it.
Algeo had a good second round, scoring his own takedowns that controlled Carlyle for most of the round.
A very tired Carlyle shot for takedowns for most of the final round, although Algeo was able to resist attempts and sometimes counter with strikes.
“I wanted to stand up a little more, but that’s what happens,” said Algeo in his post-fight interview.
Algeo called out Giga Chikadze after the fight.
“I still want you. The UFC is still protecting you,” said Algeo.
Algeo lost his UFC debut in August, losing a “Fight of the Night” to Ricardo Lamas.
The loss was Carlyle’s second-in-a-row. His previous loss came against Billy Quarantillo.
Bout 6: Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-4) vs. Norma Dumont (4-1) (Bantamweight)
Dumont Defeats Evans-Smith In Bantamweight Debut
Norma Dumont picked up her first UFC win on the main card, defeating Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision. Dumont had the sharper striking on the feet and was able to land takedowns as well. She seemingly hurt Evans-Smith late in the third round with punches.
While the fight was her bantamweight debut, coming down from featherweight, she missed weight for the fight by three-and-a-half pounds on Friday.
“Next time I will be on the dot. I guarantee it,” said Dumont’s translator in her post-fight interview.
Dumont lost her UFC debut in February, being finished by Megan Anderson.
The fight was the return of Evans-Smith, who previous competed in early 2019, losing to Andrea Lee.
Bout 5: Kai Kamaka III (8-2) vs. Jonathan Pearce (9-4) (Featherweight)
Pearce Earns First UFC Win, Stops Kamaka With Ground and Pound
Jonathan Pearce earned his first UFC win to kick off the main card, stopping Kai Kamaka III in the second round with ground and pound. Pearce finished the fight by flattening Kamaka out on his back, throwing a series of punches from the position that caused the referee to stop the fight.
While Kamaka had good striking and escaped positions, Pearce started to control the fight with takedowns in the second round. He had Kamaka flattened out earlier in the rounds prior to the stoppage.
Pearce sounded unfazed afterwards.
“I thought he was going to put up more of a fight than that,” said Pearce in his post-fight interview.
Pearce made his UFC debut in his last fight, losing in October of 2019 to Joe Lauzon.
Kamaka won his UFC debut in August, defeating Tony Kelley in a “Fight of the Night” performance.
Bout 4: Martin Day (8-4) vs. Anderson dos Santos (20-8) (Bantamweight)
Dos Santos Puts In Guillotine Choke To Earn First UFC Victory
Anderson dos Santos broke a two-fight skid and earned his first UFC victory on the prelims, catching Martin Day late in the first round with a guillotine choke. The submission came after Day scored a takedown, allowing him to be caught with a choke on the way down.
Prior to the choke, Dos Santos was controlling the fight on the ground.
The fight was dos Santos’ first win since joining the UFC.
After three appearances in the UFC, Day has yet to win a fight. His previous appearance was a loss to Davey Grant at UFC 251.
Bout 3: Rachael Ostovich (4-5) vs. Gina Mazany (6-4) (Flyweight)
Mazany Stops Ostovich Late Following Strong Performance
Gina Mazany returned to the win column on the prelims, closing out a dominating performance against Rachael Ostovich late with kicks to the body. Two separate kicks to the body dropped Ostovich in the third round, causing the referee to step in.
Mazany had a strong performance throughout, although Ostovich’s toughness and ability to stay in the fight was showcased as well. Mazany scored numerous takedowns in the fight, although Ostovich was able to keep in competitive by escaping positions often.
Mazany had the better striking on the feet, often backing Ostovich up with punches.
The fight was Mazany’s move down to flyweight after losing her previous fight at bantamweight. Mazany lost her return to the UFC in June to Julia Avila.
The fight was Ostovich’s first after serving an eight-month USADA suspension. Her previous fight was a loss in January of 2019 to Paige VanZant.
Bout 2: Su Mudaerji (12-4) vs. Malcolm Gordon (12-4) (Flyweight)
Mudaerji Stops Gordon Within A Minute, Earns First Stoppage UFC Win
Su Mudaerji picked up a quick victory on the prelims, stopping Malcolm Gordon within a minute with strikes. Backing Gordon up early, a series of punches from Mudaerji caused Gordon to get knocked down, ending the fight.
The win was Mudaerji’s first via stoppage since joining the UFC.
“That was my plan. I don’t want to fight [to] the second round,” said Mudaerji through a translator in his post-fight interview.
The win was Mudaerji’s first of 2020. His previous fight was in August of 2019, where he defeated Andre Soukhamthath.
Gordon made his UFC debut earlier in the year, losing to within a round due to a triangle choke from Amir Albazi.
Bout 1: Nate Maness (12-1) vs. Luke Sanders (13-3) (Catchweight 140 lbs)
Maness Makes Comeback To Stop Sanders In The Second Round
Making a comeback win less than a minute after being knocked down by a punch, Nate Maness stopped Luke Sanders in the second round with a rear naked choke.
Maness was hurt shortly before the finish, being dropped by a right cross from Sanders. Maness was quick to return to his feet, where he scored a takedown before getting the submission that caused a tap.
Maness called out Adrian Yanez and Nathaniel Wood during his post-fight interview.
Maness won his UFC debut in August, defeating Johnny Munoz Jr. via decision.
The fight was Sanders’ return to action, with his previous fight being a win in February of 2019.
The fight was held at a catchweight of 140 pounds. Both fights usually compete at bantamweight.