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After big UFC on ESPN 18 victory, Anthony Smith admits 'you forget what it feels like to win'

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - It was a rough run for one of the game's good guys.
Former UFC light heavyweight title challenger Anthony Smith lost three fights out of four, got several teeth knocked out in a loss to Glover Teixeira, had to fend off an armed intruder in his family's home, and just generally seemed to have things go wrong.
That made not just Smith's victory over Devin Clark in the main event of UFC on ESPN 18 on Saturday, but the manner in which he did it - a textbook head-and-arm triangle in the first round - all the more satisfying.
And though it really hasn't been all that long, Smith had...
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UFC on ESPN 18 bonuses: Anthony Smith's sweet sub scores one of four performance bonuses

UFC on ESPN 18 bonuses: Anthony Smith's sweet sub scores one of four performance bonuses

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Another Saturday, another UFC event, another $200,000 in post-fight bonuses.
UFC on ESPN 18 went down at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas, a night in which the solid action inside the octagon made up for the lack of top-to-bottom star power going on.
This was one of those nights with more noteworthy individual performances than barnburner bouts. So the UFC awarded four, $50,000 “Performance of the Night” awards: Anthony Smith , Miguel Baeza , Su Mudaerji , and Nate Maness .
Without further ado, then, a look at UFC on ESPN 18's bonus winners:
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UFC Vegas 15 Results: Anthony Smith, Miguel Baeza Headline Main Card Winners

1 month ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Don't count out Anthony Smith in the light heavyweight division just yet. He reminded Devin Clark there are levels to MMA with a slick first-round submission win over the up-and-comer ...
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UFC on ESPN 18 results: Anthony Smith quickly taps Devin Clark to snap skid

UFC on ESPN 18 results: Anthony Smith quickly taps Devin Clark to snap skid

1 month ago   |   By MMAjunkie

Anthony Smith got back on track with a definitive performance Saturday and a finish of Devin Clark in the first round of the UFC on ESPN 18 main event.
Smith used his grappling advantage to his favor and locked in a triangle choke that forced Clark to give in at the 2:34 mark of Round 1.
The light heavyweight bout was the UFC on ESPN 18 main event at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. It aired on ESPN2/ESPN+.
Smith surprised Clark out of the cage by securing a takedown within the first 15 seconds of the bout. They battled for position on the mat, and the result was Clark securing top control...
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