Anthony Smith and Devin Clark were not scheduled to headline Saturday’s UFC Vegas 15 card. But things were shuffled after Curtis Blaydes tested positive for COVID-19 ahead of his scheduled bout opposite Derrick Lewis. That heavyweight contest was scheduled as the headlining bout.
The move put Smith in the top spot of a UFC card for the seventh consecutive time. In his previous four main event appearances, Smith went 1-3. He was on a two-fight losing skid heading into this contest. Clark had never headlined a UFC event before. He had won his two previous outings before he faced Smith.