Through a relentless approach to getting the takedown, Kamaru Usman earned a dominant unanimous decision win against fellow top welterweight contender Rafael dos Anjos.
From the get-go, Usman looked to close the distance into grappling range and routinely took his Brazilian opponent to the mat. Scoring 12 takedowns over the course of the fight, ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ imposed his will on the former lightweight champion to extend his nine-fight unbeaten streak in the UFC.
Kamaru Usman def. Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (50-43, 49-45, 48-47)
Juan Espino def. Justin Frazier via submission (straight armlock) (Round 1, 3:36)
Macy Chiasson def. Pannie Kianzad via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 2:11)
Pedro Munhoz def. Bryan Caraway via TKO (Round 1, 2:39)
Edmen Shahbazyan def. Darren Stewart via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Antonina Shevchenko def. Ji Yeon Kim via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Kevin Aguilar def. Rick Glenn via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Joseph Benavidez def. Alex Perez via TKO (Round 1, 4:19)
Maurice Greene def. Michel Batista via submission (triangle choke) (Round 1, 2:14)
Leah Letson def. Julia Stoliarenko via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Roosevelt Roberts def. Darrell Horcher via submission (guillotine choke) (Round 1, 4:50)
Tim Means def. Ricky Rainey via TKO (Round 1, 1:18)
Raoni Barcelos def. Chris Gutierrez via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 4:12)