Anthony Smith made quick work of Devin Clark in the main event of UFC on ESPN 18 at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas Saturday night.

Smith (34-16-0) snapped a two fight losing skid with a convincing first round submission win over Devin Clark (12-5-0), a win the No. 6 light heavyweight sorely needed to prevent being on the UFC bubble.

Smith took Clark down seconds into the bout and then slapped on a triangle choke that forced referee Herb Dean to call the bout at 2:34.

Smith, Miguel Baeza, Su Mudaerji, and Nathan Maness earned performances of the night and a $50,000 USD bonus apiece.

Kenai Andrews checks in with his thoughts on the main card.

In case you missed the prelims:

NATHAN MANESS DEF. LUKE SANDERS VIA SUBMISSION (RNC) R2 2:29

SU MUDAERJI DEF. MALCOLM GORDON VIA KO (PUNCH) R1 0:44

GINA MAZANY DEF. RACHAEL OSTOVICH VIA TKO (FRONT KICK AND PUNCHES) R3 4:10

ANDERSON DOS SANTOS DEF. MARTIN DAY VIA SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE) R1 4:35

MAIN CARD 

JONATHAN PEARCE VS. KAI KAMAKA III 

WINNER: JONATHAN PEARCE VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R2 4:28

ANDREWS PREDICTION: KAI KAMAKA III VIA UD

Andrews: JSP is for real, upsetting Pearce.

ASHLEE  EVANS-SMITH VS. NORMA DUMONT VIANA

WINNER: NORMA DUMONT VIA UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: ASHLEE EVANS-SMITH VIA UD

Andrews: Dumont missed weight and she bullied Evans-Smith here.

SPIKE CARLYLE VS. BILL ALGEO

WINNER: BILL ALGEO VIA UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: BILL ALGEO VIA UD

Andrews: A close fight, as expected.

MIGUEL BAEZA VS. TAKASHI SATO

WINNER: MIGUEL BAEZA VIA SUBMISSION (HEAD-AND-ARM CHOKE) R2 4:28

ANDREWS PREDICTION: MIGUEL BAEZA VIA TKO

Andrews: Another impressive performance, worth of the ‘Caramel Thunder’ nickname.

JOSH PARISIAN VS. PARKER PORTER 

WINNER: PARKER PORTER VIA UD (30-27, 30-26, 29-28)

ANDREWS PREDICTION: JOSH PARISIAN VIA TKO

Andrews: I thought someone would go down, but instead Porter ends up outworking the bigger man.

MAIN EVENT 

#6 ANTHONY SMITH VS. DEVIN CLARK

WINNER: ANTHONY SMITH VIA SUBMISSION (TRIANGLE CHOKE) R1 2:34

ANDREWS PREDICTION: DEVIN CLARK VIA TKO

Andrews: Finally, Smith leaves no doubt and gets a good win.

@kenaiandrews

UFC on ESPN 18: Anthony Smith chokes out Devin Clark