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UFC on ESPN 18 Results: Smith Chokes Clark, Baeza Taps Sato

On Saturday, Nov. 28, the UFC hosted its 18th broadcast on ESPN from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. The event once again featured no fans in attendance due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The event was slated to be headlined by heavyweight contender Curtis Blaydes and former title challenger Derrick Lewis. However, Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19 and the bout was scrapped just before weigh-ins began.

As a result of the change, the light heavyweight match-up between former title challenger Anthony Smith and Devin Clark moved into the night’s top billing.


The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on ESPN+ at 8 p.m. ET. The night’s main card followed at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN.

Anthony Smith def. Devin Clark by submission (triangle choke). Round 1, 2:34
Miguel Baeza def. Takashi Sato by submission (arm-triangle choke). Round 2, 4:28
Parker Porter def. Josh Parisian by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
Bill Algeo def. Spike Carlyle by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Norma Dumont def. Ashlee Evans-Smith by unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
Jonathan Pearce def. Kai Kamaka III by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:28
Anderson dos Santos def. Martin Day by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 4:35
Gina Mazany def. Rachael Ostovich by TKO (body kick). Round 3, 4:10
Su Mudaerji def. Malcolm Gordon by knockout (punches). Round 1, 0.44
Nate Maness def. Luke Sanders by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 2:29