After enduring a gruelling and hard-fought three-rounds, Rafael dos Anjos put himself back into the winner’s circle as he swiftly capitalised in the fourth to sink in an arm-triangle submission against Kevin Lee.
With the well-known blueprint to beat Dos Anjos titled ‘Overwhelming Pressure’, Lee looked to push the pace against his Brazilian counterpart but slowly began to fade as the fight wore on.
After a failed takedown attempt coming mid-way in the fourth round, Lee noticeable looked tired on all fours in the middle of the Octagon and ‘RDA’ quickly pounced. Rolling Lee over and quickly establishing mount, Dos Anjos locked in an arm-triangle, floated over to side control and forced Lee to tap out moments later.
Rafael dos Anjos def. Kevin Lee via submission (arm-triangle choke) (Round 4, 3:47)
Ian Heinisch def. Antonio Carlos Junior via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Felicia Spencer def. Megan Anderson via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 1, 3:24)
Vicente Luque def. Derrick Krantz via TKO (Round 1, 3:52)
Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz via KO (Round 2, 2:11)
Davi Ramos def. Austin Hubbard via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Aspen Ladd def. Sijara Eubanks via unanimous decision (30-26, 29-27, 29-28)
Desmond Green def. Charles Jourdain via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Michel Pereira def. Danny Roberts via KO (Round 1, 1:47)
Grant Dawson def. Mike Trizano via submission (rear-naked choke) (Round 2, 2:27)
Ed Herman def. Patrick Cummins via TKO (Round 1, 3:39)
Early Preliminary Card
Zak Cummings def. Trevin Giles via submission (guillotine choke) (Round 3, 4:01)
Julio Arce def. Julian Erosa via KO (Round 3, 1:49)