UFC Vegas 14 Video Highlights : Paul Felder Vs Rafael Dos Anjos

 

Former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael Dos Anjos made a big return to the division with a split decision win over short notice opponent Paul Fielder in the main event of UFC On ESPN+ 41 at the UFC Apex on Saturday night.

Dos Anjos was able to snap a two fight losing streak with the victory over the top contender, reminding the division, he still had some unfinished business.

Dos Anjos controlled the fight from horn to horn though Felder also had his times of success. However, Saturday night wasn’t his time to shine as Dos Anjos took home a well deserved Split Decision victory with a pair of 50-45 from the judges, while the other card had a 48-47 for Felder.

Felder who took the fight in six days notice, put on game performance and had a lot of success in his striking but that didn’t always go unanswered as Dos Anjos replied each with either a left hook or a takedown.

Dos Anjos was the first to make his intent know with a series of combinations in the opening round but in each he wasn’t always luck enough to escape before getting hit with a counter.

Felder showed progress in the second round by getting into the fight and working behind his jabs, connected a few combinations but Dos Anjos was took his shots and most times ended his sequence with a take down. Howbeit, did little with his successful takedowns.

Felder picked up the pace in round four after being alerted by his coach, he needed a stoppage to win the fight. Felder became the aggressor and landed more but dos Anjos was capable of taking his shots and also connected a big shot on Felder’s face that caused a bleeding.

Anjos turned the final round to a grappling exibition, clinging tight to the Irish contender throughout the last round. Whether on the mat or on the walls of the cage. Felder was dominated to the final horn.

Felder has now gone two fights without a win and Dos an

UFC - Paul Felder Elbows Dos Anjos
LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 14: (L-R) Paul Felder elbows Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil in a lightweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on November 14, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC)
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