The UFC Vegas 15 card is very different after the loss of the original main event between Curtis Blaydes and Derrick Lewis, but the rest of the fighters competing this weekend reached the ladder in Las Vegas on Friday.
The new headliner features light heavyweights Anthony Smith and Devin Clark as they face off in an impromptu main event on Saturday night.
Clark weighed 204.5 pounds with no issues as he will now compete in his first main event. As for Smith, he was actually the last fighter to hit the scales when he weighed 205 pounds.
The headliner of UFC Vegas 15 will be Smith’s seventh consecutive main event as he looks to return to the winning column after suffering back-to-back losses to Glover Teixeira and Alexandar Rakic earlier this year.
The new main event between Smith and Clark will be a five-round contest, as confirmed to MMA Fighting by UFC officials on Friday.
Sadly, Brazilian contender Norma Dumont didn’t do as well as the headliners as she failed to make the mark for her bantamweight showdown with Ashlee Evans-Smith. The former featherweight was 139.5 pounds – 3.5 pounds over the limit for an untitled bantamweight fight.
Dumont had previously documented her struggle to return to bantamweight during an interview with MMA Fighting while revealing she was still 13.2 pounds just four days away from official weigh-ins. Obviously, Dumont was not able to lose the extra weight as she came heavily for her fight with Evans-Smith.
Dumont will give up 30% of his handbag for missing weight as his fight with Evans-Smith progresses as planned.
Here are the full weigh-in results for UFC Vegas 15:
Main card (ESPN +, 22 h HE)
MAIN EVENT: Anthony Smith (205) vs. Devin Clark (204.5)
Josh Parisian (265.5) vs. Parker Porter (263)
Miguel Baeza (171) against Takashi Sato (170)
Spike Carlyle (145,5) contre Bill Algeo (146)
Ashlee Evans-Smith (135,5) contre Norma Dumont (139,5) *
Jonathan Pearce (145,5) vs. Kai Kamaka (145)
Preliminary map (ESPN +, 20 h)
Martin Day (135.5) vs. Anderson dos Santos (135)
Gina Mazany (125.5) cont Rachael Ostovich (125.5)
Sumudaerji (126) vs. Malcolm Gordon (126)
Luke Sanders (140) contre Nate Maness (139,5)
*Dumont missed weight, loses 30% of his purse as a penalty