UFC On ESPN 18 Results : Anthony Smith Submits Devin Clark In One

Anthony Smith Submits Devin Clark
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 28: (L-R) Anthony Smith attempts to submit Devin Clark in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at UFC APEX on November 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)

Light heavyweight contender Anthony Smith got back in the win Column with a stunning first round submission victory over Devin Clark in the main event of UFC on ESPN 18, which took place at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and aired on ESPN and ESPN+.

Smith, who is coming off consecutive losses was able to use his grappling skills to his advantage, locking in a rear naked choke and forced Clark to tap out at exactly 2:35 minutes into the first round.

Smith came out firing in the first round and surprisingly switched , gunned for a take down and successfully took Clark down. While they both struggled for positions, Clark gained top control but Smith quickly went for the choke and that was it as Clark tapped out.

Smith snapped a two fight losing skid, which includes losses to Former Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones and fast rising contender Glover Teixeira. However, he is still ready to give the Fans his all and calls on the fans to still believe in him.

“It’s been a long road,” Smith said in his post-fight interview with Paul Felder. “You think you make it to the title shot and things go well and things are supposed to go super good, but that’s life. I’m not going anywhere. Don’t sleep on me.”

UFC On ESPN 18 Full Card Results

  • Anthony Smith def. Devin Clark via submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:34
  • Parker Porter def. Josh Parisian via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Miguel Baeza def. Takashi Sato via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 2, 4:28
  • Bill Algeo def. Spike Carlyle via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Norma Dumont def. Ashlee Evans-Smith via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Jonathan Pearce def. Kai Kamaka III via TKO (punches) – Round 2, 4:28
  • Anderson dos Santos def. Martin Day via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 4:35
  • Gina Mazany def. Rachael Ostovich via TKO (body kick) – Round 3, 4:10
  • Su Mudaerji def. Malcolm Gordon via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:44
Anthony Smith Defeats Devin Clark UFC on ESPN 18
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 28: Anthony Smith reacts after submitting Devin Clark in their light heavyweight bout during the UFC Fight Night at UFC APEX on November 28, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC)
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