UFC on ESPN: Blaydes vs. Lewis (UFC on ESPN 18, UFC Vegas 15) took place Saturday, November 28th from the UFC Apex Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada and was headlined by a lightheavyweight bout between top contenders Devin Clark and Anthony Smith.
Main Card (Live on ESPN at 10 PM EST)
-Anthony Smith defeated Devin Clark by Submission (Triangle Choke, Round 1, 2:34)
-Miguel Baeza defeated Takashi Sato by Submission (Arm Triangle, Round 2, 4:28)
-Parker Porter defeated Josh Parisian by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-27, 29-28)
-Bill Algeo defeated Spike Carlyle by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
-Norma Dumont Viana defeated Ashlee Evans-Smith by Unanimous Decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
-Jonathan Pearce defeated Kai Kamaka III by TKO (Strikes, Round 2, 4:28)
Preliminary Card (Live on ESPN+ , 8:00 PM EST)
-Anderson dos Santos defeated Martin Day by Submission (Guillotine Choke, Round 1, 4:35)
-Gina Mazany defeated Rachael Ostovich by TKO (Liver Kick, Round 3, 4:10)
-Mudaerji Su defeated Malcolm Gordon by KO (Punch, Round 1, 0:44)
-Nate Maness defeated Luke Sanders by Submission (RNC, Round 2, 2:29)
A heavyweight bout between Curtis Blaydes and former UFC Heavyweight Championship challenger Derrick Lewis is expected to serve as the event headliner.
Shamil Gamzatov was briefly linked to a fight with Devin Clark at the event. However, Gamzatov was removed from the bout in mid-October due to alleged visa issues and replaced by former UFC Light Heavyweight Championship challenger Anthony Smith on the card.
A featherweight bout between Sean Woodson and Jonathan Pearce was scheduled for the event. However, Woodson withdrew a week before the event a due to unknown reasons and was replaced by Kai Kamaka III.
Renato Moicano and Rafael Fiziev were expected to meet in a lightweight bout at this event. In turn, Moicano pulled out on November 21 after testing positive for COVID-19 and the bout was rescheduled for UFC 256.
A flyweight bout between Amir Albazi and Zhalgas Zhumagulov was expected to take place at this event. However on November 24, it was announced that Zhumagulov pulled out due to visa issues and the bout was rescheduled for UFC 257. [source : wikipedia]