MMA Preview – Anthony Smith vs Devin Clark at UFC Vegas 15

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ANTHONY SMITH VS DEVIN CLARK FACTS

When is UFC Vegas 15? Sunday 29th November, 2020 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Vegas 15? UFC APEX, Las Vegas, Nevada (US)

Where can I get tickets for UFC Vegas 15? No tickets are available as this event will take place without spectators

What channel is UFC Vegas 15 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Vegas 15? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!

ANTHONY SMITH VS DEVIN CLARK LOWDOWN

Anthony Smith (33-16) replaces Shamil Gamzatov who could not make the trip due to visa issues. He steps up hoping to get back in the win column after losing three of his last four fights however, they were against absolute juggernauts. He got a well-earned title shot against Jon Jones after finishing Rashad Evans, Shogun Rua and Volkan Oezdemir but was outclassed by the champion. He bounced back with the most impressive win of his career and submission over Alexander Gustafsson but is coming off a beating and TKO loss to Glover Teixeira and a unanimous decision to Aleksandar Rakic.

Devin Clark (12-4) now heads to the APEX to take on his biggest name. He is a solid light heavyweight but has not shown enough to break the upper echelon. He is 6-4 in the UFC but is coming off two wins and unanimous decisions over Dequan Townsend and Alonzo Menifield. He has been finished in all of his losses but three of them were to the current champion Jan Blachowicz, Rakic and Ryan Spann so has gained valuable experience despite the losses.

ANTHONY SMITH VS DEVIN CLARK PREDICTION

Clark is a powerful beast, but he is a welcomed step down in competition for Smith who is coming off tough battles with top contenders. All Clark’s UFC wins have come via decisions. He is not going to submit Smith and a knockout is unlikely.

Clark’s best to victory is sticking to his strengths by wrestling Smith for three rounds, wear him down, get him on his back to pour on some ground-and-pound.

Smith makes a quick turnaround after his mauling by Teixeira which is a worry, but we expect him to show his old heart and bounce back like he has done in the past. He is a better striker and can knock Clark out or at least knock him down to set up a submission with his exceptional jiu-jitsu, but a decision is most likely.

Prediction: Smith via Decision

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