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08.18.2020 | 11:14 PM ET

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UFC Fight Night
  • Saturday 11.28.2020 at 08:00 PM ET
  • U.S. Broadcast: ESPN | Prelims: ESPN+
  • Name: UFC Fight Night: Smith vs. Clark
  • Also Known As: UFC Vegas 15
  • Promotion: Ultimate Fighting Championship
  • Ownership: Endeavor
  • Venue: UFC APEX
  • Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
  • Enclosure: Octagon
  • TV Announcers: Brendan Fitzgerald, Paul Felder
  • Ring Announcer: Joe Martinez
  • Post-Fight Interviews: Paul Felder
  • TV Ratings: 1.06M avg. viewers
  • MMA Bouts: 10
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Bout   Info
Anthony Smith   defeats   Devin Clark   via Submission, Triangle Choke   2:34 Round 1 of 5 Bout Page
Miguel Baeza   defeats   Takashi Sato   via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke   4:28 Round 2 of 3, 9:28 Total Bout Page
Parker Porter   defeats   Josh Parisian   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Bill Algeo   defeats   Spike Carlyle   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Norma Dumont   defeats   Ashlee Evans-Smith   via Decision, Unanimous   3 Rounds, 15:00 Total Bout Page
Jonathan Pearce   defeats   Kai Kamaka III   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:28 Round 2 of 3, 9:28 Total Bout Page
Anderson dos Santos   defeats   Martin Day   via Submission, Guillotine Choke   4:35 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Gina Mazany   defeats   Rachael Ostovich   via KO/TKO, Ground and Pound   4:10 Round 3 of 3, 14:10 Total Bout Page
Mudaerji Su   defeats   Malcolm Gordon   via KO/TKO, Straight Punches   0:44 Round 1 of 3 Bout Page
Nate Maness   defeats   Luke Sanders   via Submission, Rear Naked Choke   2:29 Round 2 of 3, 7:29 Total Bout Page

Responses

Curtis blaydes hs
2020.08.18 11:14 PM ET

bout announced

Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Derrick lewis hs
AnthillIss
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08.19.2020 | 12:46 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 405 Points   |   Tied for 128th

Blaydes vs. Lewis
Curtis Blaydes, TKO, R3
lol

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08.19.2020 | 1:38 AM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 971st

If Blaydes wins he better pray Ngannou loses to Stipe 

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Ashlee evans smith hs
2020.08.19 3:10 PM ET

bout announced

Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Norma Dumont at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Norma1
Josh parisian hs
2020.08.21 1:10 PM ET

bout announced

Josh Parisian vs. Parker Porter at 265 lbs (120.2 kg)
Parker porter
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08.28.2020 | 10:25 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 3 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 150 Points   |   Tied for 2630th

Blaydes vs. Lewis
Curtis Blaydes, TKO, R3
Don't see many scenarios where Lewis gets it done, I think that Blaydes has one of the best chins in the UFC. Ate bombs from Francis and Hunt, that knee that overeem landed wouldve knocked out a rhino

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08.28.2020 | 11:37 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 309th

Parker Porter got another fight this fast? Did he eat his local Burger King out of business? The guy got treated like a ***** in his debut and appeared to be a beached whale when attacked. 

"For no particular reason beat up everyone"

Martin day hs
2020.09.08 2:58 PM ET

bout announced

Martin Day vs. Anderson dos Santos at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Anderson dos santos hs
Rachael ostovich hs
2020.09.08 3:19 PM ET

bout announced

Rachael Ostovich vs. Gina Mazany at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Gina mazany
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09.08.2020 | 7:56 PM ET

Ngannou vs Blaydez 3

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 862nd

If Curtis wins then I don't see how they don't do a 3rd fight with Francis. 

Even though Francis has KO'd Curtis twice, they're clearly the 2 best fights at HW. Curtis is alot younger as well and seems to be improving at a more significant rate than Francis. 

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Su mudaerji hs
2020.09.12 12:12 PM ET

bout announced

Mudaerji Su vs. Malcolm Gordon at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Malcolm gordon
rkn5
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09.16.2020 | 1:45 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 7 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 400 Points   |   Tied for 144th

Blaydes vs. Lewis
Curtis Blaydes, DEC
Blaydes wrestling is no match for banger Black Beast. Blaydes too technical and grinding style is Lewis' cryptonite

Evans-Smith vs. Dumont
Norma Dumont, DEC
PLEASE GOD: CANCEL WOMENS MMA

Parisian vs. Porter
Josh Parisian, TKO, R1
Two heavyweight trash cans....a lucky guess I picked Parisian...maybe because Porter didnt impress in his 1st UFC victory

Day vs. dos Santos
Anderson dos Santos, TKO, R2
Literally, who the **** are these guys. ***

Ostovich vs. Mazany
Gina Mazany, DEC
LORD GOD, CANCEL WOMENS MMA

Mudaerji vs. Gordon
Su Mudaerji, DEC
Trash can central...maybe the younger Chinaman can pull the victory from trash Can Malcolm X

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09.16.2020 | 2:21 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 300 Points   |   Tied for 902nd

Blaydes vs. Lewis
Derrick Lewis, SUB, R5
Let's go black beast

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09.17.2020 | 11:04 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 309th

This is just down right ******* ridiculous

Rachael Ostovich vs. Gina Mazany at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)

"For no particular reason beat up everyone"

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09.17.2020 | 11:07 AM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 309th

This is how Gina Mazany trains

https://www.instagram.com/p/B6dY3-8Hbaz/?utm_source=ig_embed&utm_campaign=embed_video_watch_again

Link is safe, worksafe, etc I just don't use instagram so I don't know how to embed





* Edited at 09.17.2020, 11:11 AM ET *

"For no particular reason beat up everyone"

Renato moicano hs
2020.09.27 11:09 PM ET

bout announced

Renato Moicano vs. Rafael Fiziev at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Rafael fiziev hs
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09.30.2020 | 8:58 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 1318th

Blaydes vs. Lewis
Derrick Lewis, TKO, R1
Blaydes should really be able to dominate Lewis on the ground, but I can't trust his chin here. Every fight starts on the feet, and I think Lewis will just swing like a hot balls beast until Blaydes is out cold.

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09.30.2020 | 2:47 PM ET

Predictions: 6 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 365 Points   |   Tied for 309th

Blaydes is a dark horse in the division, absolutely brutalized a STRONG Overeem on the ground which I believe was his best performance because he used his GNP. Stopping JDS at this point doesn't mean much, as much as it hurts to say JDS should retire. 

He has the strongest chin at HW right now, but the scary thing about Francis is he has a very strong chin as well. Derrick Lewis is fun to watch, but the guy is simply a brawler and nothing more. He may have the most knockouts at heavyweight but look who he beat to get that record.

If DC could handle Lewis that way, and he really embarrassed Lewis in that fight and showed his total lack of awareness on the ground. He uses brute strength to get himself out of situations by his glaring weaknesses are an iffy chin, nothing in his arsenal other than power.

If Blaydes loses this, I'll be extremely surprised. He only has a punchers chance, and Blaydes will flop him around. Possible RNC if he follows DC's gameplan which would be wise because it's not like Derrick evolves. He will always be the same fighter, a brawler who if you aren't careful can put your lights out. 

"For no particular reason beat up everyone"

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09.30.2020 | 3:24 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 255 Points   |   Tied for 1547th

I can't really get on board with Blaydes after his last couple. I think he's peaked and will never be champ TBH.

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09.30.2020 | 3:36 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 325 Points   |   Tied for 691st

I think People betting Blaydes should be hopping for a Tko finish in the first 2-3 Rounds, I think if he gas again ,Derrick Lewis will knock him out, Derrick Lewis is a hard guy to finish on the ground and DC is the only guy to do it,, There probley value on the best underdog in UFC history because it’s a close fight but I lean Blaydes 

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Devin clark hs
2020.10.12 10:53 PM ET

bout announced

Devin Clark vs. Shamil Gamzatov at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Shamil gamzatov hs
Sean woodson hs
2020.10.13 9:37 PM ET

bout announced

Sean Woodson vs. Jonathan Pearce at 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
Jonathan pearce hs
Anthony smith hs
2020.10.15 7:18 PM ET

bout announced

Anthony Smith vs. Devin Clark at 205 lbs (93.0 kg)
Devin clark hs
Devin clark hs
2020.10.15 7:20 PM ET

bout status update

Clark vs. Gamzatov Changed from Confirmed to Cancelled
Shamil gamzatov hs
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10.16.2020 | 2:32 AM ET

Woodson Vs Pearce

Predictions: 4 of 6 Winners, 1 Perfect, 240 Points   |   Tied for 1801st

Woodson RD 1 KO - Sean Woodson has dominated every fight he’s been in, with the UFC and on the regional scene. He lost his last fight but it was at a catch weight and he went from fighting Kyle Nelson to a bjj guy in Erosa on 3 days notice. Pearce can keep a high pace and is well rounded. But if Bochniak had a hard time taking him down so will Pearce. I see Woodson picking him apart on the feet and getting a finish early. Both of his head coaches are top notch. Both BJJ black belts. Wouldn’t even be surprised if we saw him pick up his first submission win in the UFC. Bright future if he wins this one impressively. Would like to see him vs Landwehr or Caceres.
Amir albazi hs
2020.10.16 10:45 PM ET

bout announced

Amir Albazi vs. Zhalgas Zhumagulov at 125 lbs (56.7 kg)
Zhalgas zhumagulov hs
jimmy55313
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10.26.2020 | 12:23 AM ET

Fiziev v Moicano

Predictions: 0 of 0 Winners, 0 Perfect, 0 Points   |   Tied for 3023rd

Fiziev is the real deal .. TKO R2
Su mudaerji hs
2020.11.01 10:31 PM ET

bout announced

Mudaerji Su vs. Malcolm Gordon at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Malcolm gordon
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11.05.2020 | 3:46 PM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 2 Perfect, 280 Points   |   Tied for 1182nd

Blaydes vs. Lewis
Curtis Blaydes, DEC
The striking is even, But Blaydes outgrapples Lewis to victory.

Moicano vs. Fiziev
Rafael Fiziev, DEC
I just feel like Fiziev will do a little better then Carniero. He beat Diakese while Moicano lost to Jung.

Smith vs. Clark
Anthony Smith, SUB, R3
Smith surprises everyone with a late submission, just like with Gus and Volk.

Evans-Smith vs. Dumont
Norma Dumont, DEC
Oh, hello....Just look at my pick.

Parisian vs. Porter
Josh Parisian, TKO, R1
“Contender Series main event winner gets another round 1 KO” cliche.

Day vs. dos Santos
Martin Day, TKO, R2
Oh, hello....Just look at my pick.

Ostovich vs. Mazany
Gina Mazany, TKO, R1
Oh, hello....Just look at my pick.

Mudaerji vs. Gordon
Malcolm Gordon, SUB, R3
Oh, hello....Just look at my pick.

Woodson vs. Pearce
Jonathan Pearce, TKO, R2
Oh, hello....Just look at my pick.

Albazi vs. Zhumagulov
Zhalgas Zhumagulov, DEC
He’s just looking good in the octagon, beating Bagautinov and Nam.

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Miguel baeza
2020.11.07 12:46 AM ET

bout announced

Miguel Baeza vs. Takashi Sato at 170 lbs (77.1 kg)
Takashi sato
Bill algeo
2020.11.09 3:07 PM ET

bout announced

Bill Algeo vs. Spike Carlyle at 145 lbs (65.8 kg)
Spike carlyle
Nate maness
2020.11.14 12:00 PM ET

bout rumored

Nate Maness vs. Luke Sanders at 140 lbs (63.5 kg)
Luke sanders hs
Nate maness
2020.11.14 9:56 PM ET

bout announced

Nate Maness vs. Luke Sanders at 135 lbs (61.2 kg)
Luke sanders hs
Nate maness
2020.11.14 9:57 PM ET

bout status update

Maness vs. Sanders Changed from Rumored to Confirmed
Luke sanders hs
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11.15.2020 | 6:12 AM ET

Prediction Comments

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 265 Points   |   Tied for 1318th

Moicano vs. Fiziev
Rafael Fiziev, DEC
Great fight. Fiziev looked amazing against Diakase last time. Moicano will probably give him a good test tho, and the winner should enter the top 15, or at the very least fight someone in the top 15 after this.

Smith vs. Clark
Anthony Smith, DEC
At this point, I'm not even sure Anthony Smith can win against someone like Clark. He took some INSANE damage recently (Teixeira destroyed his teeth and nearly ended his career, Thiago Santos brutalized him), even in some fights he won (Volkan Oezdemir rocked him multiple times, as well as Lombard)... I'm still going with him for a close win because he knows how to fight smart, but I think he really should retire before risking his health even more. He has nothing to gain, and certainly won't be a contender again with key losses to Jones, Teixeira, Thiago Santos, and Rakic. After all, he can be proud of his career, he fought for the title against the GOAT, has great wins over Gustafsson, Rua, Evans, Lombard, Volkan, and gave us plenty of fun fights (the Thiago Santos, Teixeira and Volkan fights were entertaining wars). Rooting for him.

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11.16.2020 | 4:21 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 971st

Takashi Sato is at +180. What the actual ****? I'll take that please and thank you.

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11.16.2020 | 4:26 PM ET

Predictions: 4 of 10 Winners, 0 Perfect, 230 Points   |   Tied for 1862nd

I think I gotta take Baeza in that one.

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11.16.2020 | 4:33 PM ET

Predictions: 5 of 10 Winners, 1 Perfect, 290 Points   |   Tied for 971st

Maybe, I wouldn't be surprised. But this is a close matchup IMO and to get +180 on Takashi Sato against a green fighter with only 9 fights whose only notable win is an aged out Matt Brown is a steal.

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