UPDATE 11/27/20: Blaydes vs. Lewis has been cancelled — due to Blaydes testing positive for COVID-19, is is presumed Anthony Smith vs Devin Clark will be elevated from the Co-Main and become the new headliner for the event. This information was not known at the time the MMA Vivisection shows were recorded; the bout order of the card has changed as well, with Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Norma Dumont and Jonathan Pearce vs. Kai Kamaka III both moving up to the main card, making Martin Day vs Anderson dos Santos the featured Prelim bout.
This week’s UFC VEGAS 15 offering is almost entirely unremarkable outside the main event.
Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis promises to be a fascinating battle of top ranked heavyweights. Blaydes’ unrelenting takedowns against Lewis’ uncanny ability to survive on the mat and work his way back up for late knockouts. The new headliner features Anthony Smith getting a chance to rebound from a couple ugly losses and… not a whole lot else.
Still, for fans who just can’t help wanting to know more about the undercard, check out the Prelims Vivi below.
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Here’s a look at how the UFC Vegas 15 fight card stacks up right now:
ESPN 2 MAIN CARD | 10pm/7pm ET&PT
Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis – At 4:15, Odds 20:04, Picks, Zane: Blaydes / Connor: Lewis?
Anthony Smith vs. Devin Clark – At 24:06, Odds 30:22, Picks, Both: Smith (Now a 5 Rd Main Event Bout)
Josh Parisian vs. Parker Porter – At 30:50, Odds 36:38, Picks, Zane: Porter / Connor: Parisian
Miguel Baeza vs. Takashi Sato – At 36:52, Odds 42:30, Picks, Both: Baeza (Elevated to the co-main event)
Spike Carlyle vs. Bill Algeo – At 44:43, Odds 57:20, Picks, Zane: Algeo / Connor: Carlyle
ESPN+ PRELIMS | 7pm/4pm ET&PT
Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Norma Dumont – At 2:40, Odds 15:06, Picks, Zane: Dumont / Connor: Evans-Smith (Moving to the main card now)
Martin Day vs. Anderson dos Santos – At 15:42, Odds 18:36, Picks, Both: Day (Moving into the featured prelim spot now)
Gina Mazany vs. Rachael Ostovich – At 18:56, Odds 25:33, Picks, Both: Ostovich
Jonathan Pearce vs. Kai Kamaka III – At 25:46, Odds 30:55, Picks, Zane: Pearce / Connor: Kamaka (Moving to the main card as the opener now)
Su Mudaerji vs. Malcolm Gordon – At 32:36, Odds 38.44, Picks, Both: Mudaerji
Luke Sanders vs. Nate Maness – At 39:04, Odds 48:53, Picks, Zane: Sanders / Connor: Maness
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