Last night, the UFC touched down in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215. In the co-main event of this anticipated card, former UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos took his second fight at welterweight, this time battling long-time contender Neil Magny.
Though Magny towered over Dos Anjos, the former lightweight champ made this one look easy. The Brazilian wasted no time grounding the fight, at which point he climbed into position to lock up an arm-triangle choke, and ultimately, the tap. Just like that, the former lightweight king is a legitimate contender in the shark-infested waters of the welterweight division.
Here’s how the MMA community reacted to Rafael Dos Anjos’ demolition of Neil Magny:
Yikes !!!! Scary good bjj
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 10, 2017
RDA is turning everyone into a believer at him being at WW! #UFC215
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 10, 2017
RDA making it look e-z against Magny. #UFC215
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) September 10, 2017
Wt freak just happened!!! #UFCEdmonton
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) September 10, 2017
Wow absolute domination by @RdosAnjosMMA he looked so sharp on the mat! Huge win for him
— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) September 10, 2017
Boa @RdosAnjosMMA linda finalização! Oss #UFC215 #ufc215nocombate
— rafael natal (@rafaelsaponatal) September 10, 2017
Heeeey! @RdosAnjosMMA looking great tonight! #ufc215 @rvcasport @ParilloBoxing don’t call it a comeback!
— #UFC219 CyborgVHolm (@criscyborg) September 10, 2017
Daaaaaaamn RDS looked good af #UFC215
— Katlyn Chookagian (@blondefighter) September 10, 2017
Did NOT see dos anjos winning so easily over magny! Rd 1 head/arm after total control. Give that man a bonus. #UFCEdmonton
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) September 10, 2017
— Coach Kavanagh (@John_Kavanagh) September 10, 2017
Damn RDA looked good
— David Michaud (@bulldawgUFC) September 10, 2017
In victory, Dos Anjos now seems ready for battles with fighters like Robbie Lawler, Jorge Masvidal, Stephen Thompson, and perhaps, even champ Tyron Woodley. Who do you want to see Rafael dos Anjos fight next?
This article first appeared on BJPenn.com on 9/10/2017.