Tape rankings @ Light Heavyweight
Who won Smith vs Clark?
Anthony Smith beat Devin Clark by submission in the 1st round, during the main event of UFC Vegas 15, on Saturday 28th November 2020 at UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Light Heavyweight division, which meant the weight limit was 205 pounds (14.6 stone or 93 KG).
Smith vs Clark stats
Anthony Smith stepped into the ring with a record of 33 wins, 16 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 12 by submission.
Devin Clark made his way to the ring with a record of 12 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, with 3 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Smith had a large advantage in power over Clark, boasting at 55% knock out percentage over Clark's 25%.
Anthony Smith was the older man by 1 year, at 33 years old.
Smith had a height advantage of 4 inches over Clark. That also extended to a 1-inch reach advantage.
Smith was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 33 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 5 years and 5 months earlier than Clark, whose first professional fight was in 2013. He had fought 53 more professional rounds, 96 to Clark's 43.
Smith vs Clark form
Anthony Smith had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Aleksandar Rakic at UFC Vegas 8 on 29th August 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Glover Teixeira at UFC Fight Night Jacksonville on 13th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Going into that contest, he had defeated Alexander Gustafsson at UFC on ESPN+ 11 on 1st June 2019 by knockout in the 4th round at Ericsson Globe Arena, Stockholm, Sweden.
Before that, he had lost to Jon Jones at UFC 235 on 2nd March 2019 by unanimous decision in their UFC Light Heavyweight championship fight at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
He had beat Volkan Oezdemir at UFC Fight Night 138 on 27th October 2018 by unanimous decision in the 3rd round at Moncton Events Centre, Moncton, Canada.
Smith's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 6 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.