A key welterweight contest featuring Rafael dos Anjos taking on Kamaru Usman headlined tonight’s TUF 28 Finale event in Las Vegas.
Kamaru Usman entered tonight’s event sporting an impressive twelve-fight win streak, with eight of those victories taking place in the UFC. “The Nigerian Nightmare” was coming off a win over Demian Maia in his most recent octagon appearance.
Meanwhile, former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos entered tonight’s main event looking to rebound, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to Colby Covington in his most recent effort at UFC 225.
Prior to that setback, “RDA” had reeled off back-to-back victories over Neil Magny and former UFC welterweight title holder Robbie Lawler.
With all that said, Kamaru Usman put on an absolutely dominant performance against Rafael dos Anjos this evening. “The Nigerian Nightmare” utilized a ton of forward pressure and his strong grappling skills to control and smother the Brazilian for the better part of twenty-five minutes.
Rafael dos Anjos showcased his toughness in the fight, but make no mistake that this evening belonged to Kamaru Usman.
Following his dominant decision win over “RDA”, “The Nigerian Nightmare” is now 9-0 in the UFC and sits in prime position for a future welterweight title shot.
Check out how the MMA Community reacted to Kamaru Usman’s impressive victory over Rafael dos Anjos below.
What a dominant performance from @USMAN84kg give that man his title shot…
— Shane Burgos (@HurricaneShaneB) December 1, 2018
Usman looked like a tank tonight
— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) December 1, 2018
RDA is so damn good, even when he's losing. #TUF28Finale
— Tom Taylor (@TomTayMMA) December 1, 2018
48-47? What the Fuck? Please fire that judge! Uneducated judges and refs are ruining this sport and careers!
— Chas Skelly (@ChasSkelly) December 1, 2018
RDA/Colby was a closer fight.
— caposa (@Grabaka_Hitman) December 1, 2018
Usman outlanded RDA 102-7 in the final two rounds
— Aaron Bronsteter (@aaronbronsteter) December 1, 2018
Kamaru Usman vs. Santiago Ponzinibbio is the fight to make. Book it on the same card as Woodley vs. Covington. #TUF28Finale
— Chamatkar Sandhu (@SandhuMMA) December 1, 2018
Rafael dos Anjos may not be a welterweight, but he is most definitely a warrior #TUF28Finale
— Chris Taylor (@CTaylor_96) December 1, 2018
Kamaru Usman becomes the 6th fighter in history to start 9-0 in the UFC.
He joins: Anderson Silva, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Royce Gracie, Chris Weidman and Junior Dos Santos. #TUFFinale
— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohnMMA) December 1, 2018
Following his dominant win over “RDA”, who would you like to see “The Nigerian Nightmare” Kamaru Usman fight in his next octagon appearance? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!