UFC on ESPN 18 Weigh-in Results: New Main Event Set; 1 Fighter Heavy

By: Tyler Treese
Nov 27, 2020


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The Ultimate Fighting Championship is making the best of a bad situation with a 10-fight offering, and all but one of the fighters remaining made weight.

The promotion ends its busy November with UFC on ESPN 18. The card was set to be headlined by heavyweight contenders Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis. However, Blaydes tested positive for coronavirus and the fight has been pulled just a day before it was scheduled to take place.

As a result of the change, the light heavyweight bout between former title challenger Anthony Smith and Devin Clark will serve as the new five-round main event and the card will continue with 10 fights. That wasn't the only drama today, though, as former featherweight Norma Dumont Viana came in at 139.5 pounds for her bantamweight bout. She has been fined a percentage of her purse, and the match against Ashlee Evans-Smith should continue as planned.

This marks the seventh straight main event for Smith (33-16). "Lionheart" is looking to bounce back from two straight losses to Glover Teixeira and Aleksandar Rakic. Meanwhile, Clark (12-4) is looking for the biggest win of his career and is riding a two-fight win streak over Alonzo Menifield and Dequan Townsend. Both of the new headliners made weight, with Smith coming in at 205 pounds while Clark hit the 204.5-pound mark.

UFC on ESPN 18 will stream in its entirety on ESPN+ and begins at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT. The six-fight main card will also air on ESPN2 starting at 10 p.m. ET/7 p.m. PT.

UFC on ESPN 18 Weigh-in Results:

Anthony Smith (205) vs. Devin Clark (204.5)
Miguel Baeza (171) vs. Takashi Sato (170)
Josh Parisian (265.5) vs. Parker Porter (263)
Bill Algeo (146) vs. Spike Carlyle (145.5)
Ashlee Evans-Smith (135.5) vs. Norma Dumont Viana (139.5)*
Kai Kamaka III (145) vs. Jonathan Pearce (145.5)
Martin Day (135.5) vs. Anderson dos Santos (135)
Rachael Ostovich (125.5) vs. Gina Mazany (125.5)
Su Mudaerji (126) vs. Malcolm Gordon (126)
Luke Sanders (140) vs. Joseph Nathan Maness (139.5)

* Viana missed weight by 3.5 pounds and has been fined a percentage of her purse. Advertisement
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