Kamaru Usman dominates Rafael dos Anjos in ‘TUF’ 28 Finale main event
Rafael dos Anjos tried to unload his bag of savvy veteran tricks in the cage Friday night. Kamaru Usman smashed straight through them.
Usman scored a unanimous decision (50-43, 49-45, 48-47) over dos Anjos in the main event of the UFC’s “The Ultimate Fighter” 28 Finale at the Pearl Concert Theater in Las Vegas. He extended his winning streak to 14 fights, with nine of those recorded in the UFC.
Usman thoroughly dominated dos Anjos, punishing the Brazilian in response to whatever was thrown his way over the course of 25 minutes. By the end of the bout, the damage Usman left was staggering.
190 strikes landed. 11 takedowns.
50-43, 49-45, 48-47. Dominant. #TUFFinale pic.twitter.com/x1G2o4V2Mh
Usman had answers for everything and increasingly had his way as the bout went on. When dos Anjos went for a kimura in the second round, Usman rolled right out of it and then landed a barrage of punches to let his opponent know that he was in full control and that his winning streak wasn’t by chance.
dos Anjos goes for the kimura, but Usman rolls out then starts landing shots of his own! #TUFFinale pic.twitter.com/bAcN2VmPkT
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By the fifth round, the “Nigerian Nightmare” was essentially striking and landing pulverizing shots at will. Dos Anjos was forced to absorb the blows until the decision was officially declared.
Usman’s latest offering puts him even more in line for a shot at Tyron Woodley’s welterweight crown.
Here are the rest of the results from the “TUF” 28 Finale.
Juan Espino def. Justin Frazier by first-round submission (armlock)
Impressive, to say the least. Espino took Frazier’s back, trapped him in a straight armbar and cinched it in enough to get the submission victory 3:36 into the first round. Espino made the win look easy as he put the UFC’s heavyweight division on full notice.
Juan Espino is your heavyweight Ultimate Fighter! #TUFFinale @Juan_Espino_Ofi pic.twitter.com/8LyKiamVDQ
Remainder of main card results
Macy Chiasson def. Pannie Kianzad via second-round submission (RNC).
Pedro Munhoz def. Bryan Caraway by first-round TKO (knee).
Edmen Shahbazyan def. Darren Stewart via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28).
Antonina Shevchenko def. Ji Yeon Kim by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27).
Joseph Benavidez def. Alex Perez via first-round TKO (punches).
Joseph [email protected] stops Perez in round 1 w/ NASTY GnP!! #TUFFinale pic.twitter.com/mA2IfXcxYX
Kevin Aguilar def. Rick Glenn by unanimous decision.
Maurice Greene def. Michel Batista via first-round submission (triangle choke).
Leah Letson def. Julija Stoliarenko by split decision.
Roosevelt Roberts def. Darrell Horcher via first-round submission.
Tim Means def. Ricky Rainey by first-round TKO (punches).
Raoni Barcelos def. Chris Gutierrez via second-round submission (rear naked choke).
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