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UFC on ESPN 18 live results: Anthony Smith vs. Devin Clark

Welcome to F4WOnline.com's live coverage of UFC on ESPN 18: Smith vs. Clark, emanating from the UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada.

The Octagon remains in the Fight Capital Of The World for a Thanksgiving week event featuring a light heavyweight main event stepping into the headline spot on short notice.

Anthony Smith looks to end his two-fight losing skid in his seventh straight UFC main event as he takes on Devin Clark, winner of two straight and in his first main event position, in the headline bout. It fills the spot that was vacated when Curtis Blaydes tested positive for COVID, cancelling his main event fight against Derrick Lewis. Smith and Clark both asked for the fight to be five rounds, even though they trained for a three-round fight.

Also on the main card is a welterweight bout with potential fireworks as Miguel Baeza takes on Takashi Sato, heavyweight Josh Parisian makes his UFC debut against Parker Porter, and featherweights Spike Carlyle and Bill Algeo look to get back in the win column when they square off.

Follow along with our live coverage of the event beginning at 8 p.m. Eastern time with preliminary action all the way through the main card.


> Luke Sanders (13-3, 3-3 UFC) vs. Nate Maness (12-1, 1-0 UFC)
140-pound Catchweights

Sanders gets off the first punch combo 45 seconds in. Maness lands a nice right counter. Sanders, if you don't know, is the ex-boyfriend of Becky Lynch and hasn't fought in 18 months. Sanders backs up Maness to the cage with a series of punches. Maness landing hard leg kicks. Sanders lands a hard kick to the calf that stumbles Maness. Sanders clinches on the cage midway through the round but Maness breaks free quickly. Sanders gets him to the cage again after a punch combo. Maness takes him down but Sanders right up. Maness controlling the back standing but Sanders breaks free. Punch combo and knee up the middle from Sanders followed by a hard leg kick. Sanders unloads on Maness with hard punches with 30 seconds left. Maness is reeling. Sanders with a 28-13 advantage in significant strikes landed. 10-9 Sanders

Sanders lands a hard left to open Round 2 as he establishes Octagon control like he had for most of hte 2nd. Sanders backs up Maness with a punch combo. Maness lands a hard counter that rocks Sanders. Maness against the cage with his head down and eating a ton of shots but he stays up. Sanders clinches. They separate 90 seconds in. Sanders again backs up Maness with punches. Sanders with a knee to the body. Maness punches his way out of it. Maness drops Sanders with a punch but he gets right up. Maness takes him down and takes the back. Maness secures a rear naked choke and Sanders taps quickly. 

Official result - Nate Maness (13-1) by submission (rear naked choke) at 2:29 of the 2nd round

Maness asked for a fight with Adrian Yanez in his post-fight interview. Yanez just won his UFC debut a month ago and is at a similar level in terms of record and experience as Maness so it's a good call-out. 

> Su Mudaerji (12-4, 1-1 UFC) vs. Malcolm Gordon (12-4, 0-1 UFC)

Su landing a lot of crisp jabs early. Su drops Gordon with a series of straight lefts and the fight's over. Gordon went down face first but it wasn't from one shot, just rapid fire punches that took out his legs. 

Official result - Su Mudaerji (13-4) by KO (punches) at 44 seconds

> Gina Mazany (6-4, 1-4 UFC) vs. Rachael Ostovich (4-5, 1-2 UFC)
Women's Flyweights

Mazany controlling the pace for the first half of round 1. Mazany with a takedown but doesn't do a lot of damage before Ostovich stands up. Ostovich connecting with shots while backing up. Mazany initiates a cage clinch with 2 minutes left and takes the back standing but doesn't do a ton of damage. Ostovich landing some nice strikes in the last 30 seconds. Very close round. 10-9 Mazany

Ostovich lands a nice knee to the body early but Mazany clinches up on the cage and then takes her down 30 seconds in. Mazany takes the back as Ostovich tries to get up. Mazany settles into half guard. Ostovich with an armbar attempt from her back. Mazany attempting to move into side control and Ostovich throws up a triangle attempt. Mazany moves into north/south position. Mazany with a choke attempt but Ostovich bridges out and actually takes the back of Mazany. Mazany shakes her off and up quickly midway through the round. Ostovich lands a hard body kick. Mazany with a hard left to the head and then takes Ostovich down with 1:45 left. Mazany landing punches to the body but not really trying to advance. Mazany takes the back with a minute left. Ostovich briefly to her feet but Mazany almost suplexes her down. Ostovich up again and again Mazany suplexes her down. Mazany controlling the back and landing punches to the body and head. Osotvich up with 20 seconds left. Mazany with a 21-17 advantage in signficant strikes landed in round 2. Ostovich breaks free and they both land a nice series of punches right beofre the round ends. 10-9 Mazany, 20-18

Mazany takes the back standing 30 seconds in. Ostovich breaks free 1 minute in. Mazany lands a nice punch combo that backs Mazany up to the cage. Mazany lands a series of jabs on the cage. Ostovich landing counters but only one at a time and she's getting beat up a bit. Mazany back to the clinch 2:15 in. Ostovich lands an elbow to the head to breka free. Mazany back to the clinch and then takes her down midway through the round. Mazany moves into mount and landing hard elbows to the head. Ref warns Ostovich to fight back. Mazany landing punches to the head and then takes the back. More punches to the head from Mazany but Ostovich stands up with 90 seconds left. Mazany still landing punches in combos and Ostovich looks a little dazed. Mazany buckles Ostovich with a body kick. Mazany takes her back and takes the back. Ostovich eating a lot of punches but gets up. Mazany lands another kick to the body and Ostovich goes down hard and the ref stops it. 

Official result - Gina Mazany (7-4) by KO (kick) at 4:10 of the 3rd round

> Martin Day (8-4, 0-2 UFC) vs. Anderson Dos Santos (20-8, 0-2 UFC)

Dos Santos lands a couple of hard leg kicks to start. Dos Santos trying to establish Octagon control. Day with a nice kick combo. Dos Santos moves in for a takedown but Day evades it. Dos Santos with a punch combo and another takedown attempt. Dos Santos controllling a cage clinch. Dos Santos takes the back standing 2 minutes in. Dos Santos throws Day to the canvas at the midway point of the round. Dos Santos with punches to the body and head. Dos Santos moves into side control with 90 seconds left. Nice knee to the body by Dos Santos. Day works him back to guard with a minute left. Punches and elbows to the head from Dos Santos. Day explodes to his feet and gets a takedown with 40 seconds left. Dos Santos with a guillotine on the way down and Day fights it off but eventually taps. 

Official result - Anderson Dos Santos (21-8) by submission (guillotine) at 4:35


> Jonathan Pearce (9-4, 0-1 UFC) vs. Kai Kamaka (8-2, 1-0 UFC)

Kamaka catches a kick early and pushes Pearce back to the cage. Kamaka quickly establishes Octagon control. Kamaka targeting the body with punches. Great punch/kick combo from Kamaka at 1:15. Kamaka gets a takedown at 1:45. May have been Pearce pulling guard. Pearce up quickly with no damage taken. Kamaka landing hard leg kicks. Pearce lands a nice punch comb midway through the round. Pearce has a half hearted takedown attempt iwth 2 minutes left that Kamaka easily defends. Pearce has a better attempt with 1:15 left but Kamaka defends well. Pearce gets a takedown with a minute left. Pearce takes the back as Kamaka gets to his feet. Pearce lands some knees to the body and they break. Pearce made a nice run late in the round but I think Kamaka did enough to take it. 10-9 Kamaka

Pearce gets a takedown to start the round and takes the back. Kamaka up quickly but Pearce still on his back. Pearce gets him down again but Kamaka reverses position and then gets to his feet. Nice punch combo from Pearce at 1:15. Pearce with some knees to the body and then gets a takedown. Pearce to his feet and then drops a huge hammer first before going into guard. Kamaka trying to get to his feet and eating punches to the head and body. Kamaka up briefly but Pearce throws him down. Pearce takes the back and secures a body lock midway through the round. Pearce landing punches to the head and elbows as well. Pearce has him flattened out and landing punches. Pearce goes to his back and still controlling the back. Kamaka reverses position and ends up on top. Kamaka takes the back of Pearce but he gets to his feet. Pearce gets a takedown but Kamaka secures a guillotine. Pearce escapes and takes the back while landing punches to the head. Pearce has him flattened out again with a minute left. Pearce landing really hard punches and the ref warns him to fight back. Pearce continuing to land punches and the ref stops it. 

Official result - Jonathan Pearce (10-4) by TKO (punches) at 4:28 of the 2nd round

> Ashlee Evans-Smith (6-4, 3-4 UFC) vs. Norma Dumont (4-1, 0-1 UFC)
Women's Bantamweights* (Dumont missed weight by 3.5 pounds)

Both keeping their distance early with Evans-Smith trying to push the pace. Dumont maybe landing a few more shots but no one landing anything in combinations in the first two minutes. Dumont landing leg kicks. Punch combo from Dumont at 2;15. Dumont taking over Octagon control in the 2nd half of the round. Evans-Smith mostly hitting air with her shots. Dumont lands a great punch combo with 2 minutes left. Evans-Smith lands some leg kicks and Dumont clinches on the cage with 1:20 left. Evans-Smith breaks free without taking much damage. Evans-Smith bleeding from a cut on her nose. Dumont gets a takedown with 30 seconds left. Evans-Smith ties her up with a body lock but Dumont breaks it and lands some punches as the round ends. 10-9 Dumont

Dumont opens with a nice punch combo. Evans-Smith gets a takedown but Dumont reverses position and takes the back. Evans-Smith to her feet but Dumont takes her down. Dumont into side control at 1:15. Evans-Smith gives up her back and then Dumont quickly moves into mount. Evans-Smith completely sprawled out but trying to tie up the head of Dumont to avoid strikes. Dumont with elbows and punches to the head at the midway point. Evans-Smith escapes the mount with 1:45 left and gets to her feet. Dumont lands a nice punch combo. Dumont with a 31-9 advantage in head strriles landed. Dumont also landing hard leg kicks. Dumont rocks Evans-Smith witha  job right before the buzzer. 10-8 Dumont, 20-17 overall

Evans-Smith advancing to start the third and lands some kicks but then eats a hard punch combo from Dumont. Another punch combo from Dumont 1 minute in. Evans-Smith misses a takedown attempt at 1:45. Evans-Smith lands some nick kicks to the body. Leg kick followed by a punch combo from Dumont with 2:15 left. Clinch on the cage with 90 seconds and Dumont in control. Evans-Smith with knees to the body and they break free. Dumont with a 49-13 advantage in head striles landed. Dumont with a great punch combo with 1 minute left. Dumont with a great punch comb that drops Evans-Smith. Dumont goes to the ground with her, landing punches but Evans-Smith back up. Dumont clinches on the cage but Dumont takes her down. Dumont takes the back as the fight ends. 10-9 Dumont, 30-26 overall

Official result - Norma Dumont (5-1) by unanimous decision (30-26 x 3)

All media scores were for Dumont. 53% had it 30-27, 42% had it 30-26 with the remainder at 30-25. 

> Spike Carlyle (9-2, 1-1 UFC) vs. Bill Algeo (13-5, 0-1 UFC)

Carlyle rushes Algeo to start but quickly backs off. Algeo rocks him with a punch combo 30 seconds in. Carlyle lands a hard leg kick. Algeo answering back with kicks of his own, including one up the middle. Carlyle screaming at Algeo but he's the one losing the fight so far. Great punch combo from Algeo midway through the round. Carlyle moves in and gets a takedown but Algeo right up. Carlyle controlling his back. Ref warns them to work as Carlyle just holding him there. Carlyle gets him down again with 1:20 left but Alego right up. Carlyle still controlling his back. Algeo lands punches to the body. Carlyle gets him down again and secures a bulldog choke. Carlyle on his back and cranking the heck. Algeo uses the fence to escape and ends up controlling the back with 30 seconds left. Alego landing elbows to the head. Carlyle escapes and to his feet but Algeo landing elbows to the head as the round ends. 10-9 Algeo

Algeo controlling the pace to start round 2. Algeo lands a knee to the body and tries for a takedown but Carlyle defends well. Carlyle gets a takedown 45 seconds in and another choke attempt but Algeo escapes and to his feet, controlling a cage clinch. Carlyle takes control at 1:15. Algeo gets a takedown and takes the back of Carlyle at 1:45. Algeo secures a body triangle and working for a rear naked choke. Algeo flattens him out 2 minutes in. Algeo with an arm triangle and flips over Carlyle, securing mount. Carlyle gives up his back again and is immediately flattened out. Ref warns them to work, which is weird from such a dominant position. Algeo working for a choke again. Carlyle breaks the body lock with 1:15 left. Algeo gets the body lock back breifly but Carlyle reverses and ends up on top. Algeo throws up a triangle from his back and landing elbows to the head with Carlyle in his closed guard. Carlyle landing punches to the head and body but too little, too late. 10-9 Algeo, 20-18

Algeo advancing to start round 3. Carlyle partially lands a head kick and follows up with a punch combo. Carlyle throwing wild punches that are just missing. Algeo back up Carlyle with punches and a knee up the middle. Carlyle takes the back standing 1:45 in. Algeo lands a nice elbow. Carlyle takes him down but Algeo reverses position and ends up on top. Carlyle quickly to his feet and ends up in control of a cage clinch. They separate with neither man taking any damage. Algeo lands a nice head kick but Carlyle takes him down with 2 minutes left. Carlyle takes the back. Algeo to his feet. Carlyle controlling the clinch. Separation with 90 seconds left. Algeo lands a nice knee as Carlyle moves in for a takedown but he completes it. Algeo to his feet and landing elbows to the head on the way up. Algeo controlling a cage clinch. They separate and both guys throwing wildly. Carlyle again controlling the clinch with 30 seconds left. Algeo with a takedown attempt with 10 seconds left but stuffed. Close 3rd round. 10-9 Algeo, 30-27 overall

Official result - Bill Algeo (14-5) by unanimous decision (30-27 x 3)

All media scores were for Algeo with the vast majority scoring it 29-28. 

> Josh Parisian (13-3, 0-0 UFC) vs. Parker Porter (10-6, 0-1 UFC)

Both guys swinging wildly early and just missing. Porter controlling a cage clinch 30 seconds in. They separate without either guy taking much damage. Both land punches in a violent exchange and back to the clinch with Porter controlling. Parisian bleeding from the nose. Porter lands a punch combo. They trade elbows inside while still clinched. They separate after Parisian lands a knee up the middle. Parisian lands a nice punch combo. Porter is reeling and eats a hard uppercut but stays on his feet. Parisian starting to land a lot but Porter stays up. Porter lands a nice combo and now Parisian is backing up. Parisian with a 35-16 advantage in signficiant strikes landed with 2 minutes left. Parisian lands a spinning back fist that rocks Porter. Parisian with an uppercut and elbow to the head. Porter gets a takedown but Parisian right up, despite eating some punches. Porter clinches again but eats some inside elbows from Parisian and they separate. They're clinched in the centre with both leaning on each other, which is a lot of weight as they both weighed in at the max. Parisian looking really tired and Porter is relatively fresh at the end of the round. Parisian throws him down right before the buzzer. 10-9 Parisian

Porter landing hard leg kicks early and he's advancing to start round 2. Porter drops Parisian with a leg kick and follows him to the ground. Parisian trying to get up and Porter grabs a front choke. Porter gives it up but landing hammer fists on the ground. Parisian to his feet but he's completely gassed. Parisian still throwing punches but Porter is definitely landing harder now. Parisian breathing very heavy. Porter lands a nice head kick. Parisian just throwing punches wildly and some of them are landing. Porter clinches on the cage 2 minutes in. Porter backs off and lands a punch combo. Both guys throwing punches at each other but it looks like it's in slow motion. Porter clinches up on the cage again and then takes Parisian down with just over 2 minutes left. Porter in half guard and landing elbows to the head. Porter with a Kimura attempt. Parisian doing his best to fight it off and Porter finally gives it up with a minute left but maintains position. Porter landing hard hammer fists. Parisian fighting to get to his feet. Porter landing more punches to the head but they're coming in very slowly. Porter landing punches to the head but Parisian gets up with 10 seconds left. Both guys throwing wildly as the round ends. 10-9 Porter, 19-19

Porter advancing to start round 3. Porter mixing in hard leg kicks along with punches and Parisian has some bruising on his lead leg. Parisian is gasping for air but managing to stay on his feet and still throwing punches although there's not much behind them. Porter advancing and landing punches carefully and he looks much fresher. Porter backs him up to the fence but Parisian punches out of it. Parisian lands a nice kick up the middle. Porter backs hiim up to the cage with punches. Ref warning Parisian to fight back and they both go back to the center of the cage with 2 minutes left. Porter lands another hard leg kick and landing punches in bunches. Spinning elbow from Parisian which actually lands. Porter still advancing with punches. Porter with a 105-88 advantage in signficant strikes landed but a 2:1 advantage in round 3. Parisian lands a nice counter and pushes Porter backward with 1 minute left. Porter throws him into the cage but Parisian comes out punches. Porter still pressing and throwing punches. Parisian still throwing punches back and clinches up with Porter on the cage with 30 seconds left. Parisian just lying on him. Porter breaks free and they both land punches right before the buzzer. 10-9 Porter, 29-28 Porter overall

Official result - Parker Porter (11-6) by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)

All media scores were for Porter with the majority having it 29-28. There were also 30-27, 30-26 and 29-27 scores. 

> Miguel Baeza (9-0, 2-0 UFC) vs. Takashi Sato (16-3, 2-1 UFC)

Sato controlling the pace early. Kind of a feeling out process in the first minute before Sato lands a nice punch combo. Baeza lands a punch combo that backs up Sato. Baeza controlling things 2 minutes in. Baeza landing hard leg kicks. Baeza with a nice combo midway through the round. Sato targeting the body with punches. Sato clinches on the cage but Baeza quickly takes control. Action stops for a low blow and the ref gives Baeza a hard warning, even though it wasn't intentional. Baeza pushing the pace after the restart. Sato starting to land leg kicks now. Baeza rocks Sato with a series of punches and then just misses a head kick that may have finished it, slipping in the process. Sato shwoing damage on his face now. Sato still throwing and lands a nice punch combo with 30 seconds left. Baeza landing over 60% of his significant strikes thrown. Baeza with a takedown attempt at the end of the round. 10-9 Baeza

Sato bleeding from a cut under his left eye to start the 2nd. Baeza lands a nice body kick to start the round and also controlling the pace. Baeza with a body kick and a head kick in quick succession. Sato really only throwing his left hand so far in the 2nd, maybe trying to protect his face with the right. Sato lands kicks to the body midway through the round. Baeza continuing to targe thte body with punches and kicks. Baeza with a 34-11 advantage in strikes landed and 17 of them have been to the body. Baeza with a takedown with 90 seconds left. Baeza takes the back and landing punches to the head. Baeza working for a rear naked choke and flattens Sato out. Baeza working for an arm triangle now. Baeza with an arm triangle with 30 seconds left and Sato taps right as he's about to pass out. 

Official result - Miguel Baeza (10-0) by submission (arm triangle) at 4:28 of Round 2

> Anthony Smith (#6, 32-16, 8-6 UFC) vs. Devin Clark (12-4, 6-4 UFC)
Light Heavyweights

Smith gets a takedown 15 seconds in. Smith takes the back a minute in. Smith setting up a Twister. Clark landing kicks to the thighs. Clark reverses position and ends up on top in Smith's guard. Smith throws up a triangle from his back 2:15 in. Clark landing punches to the head but Smith tightens up the choke and Clark taps. Not even sure if Smith landed a single strike in getting the win. 

Official result - Anthony Smith (33-16) by submission (triangle choke) at 2:34

Smith screamed out after the fight that he's not going anywhere. He did land a couple of strikes on the ground but none standing. That was Smith's 5th stoppage since the beginning of 2018, tied with Paul Craig for the most in the division. He said he'd had some bad performances recently but he owed it to himself and the fans to turn that around here. Smith admitted he was working for a Twister in the fight to try and get a bonus. He seemed to indicate that he's not rushing back into a title shot right away, that he just wants to take the fights in front of him and eventually work back to a title shot. He complimented Paul Felder, who was conducting the interview, on his last fight and said it took a lot of balls to take that fight.