UFC on FX 8 Results: Rafael dos Anjos Takes Unanimous Decision Over Evan Dunham

May 18, 2013

Rafael Dos AnjosRafael dos Anjos had a tough fight against Evan Dunham at UFC on FX 8 on Saturday night on his home turf in Brazil, but in the end, he emerged victorious.

The Brazilian fighter was the aggressor from the opening bell, setting a fast pace. dos Anjos immediately started darting in and out, landing his jab and some solid leg kicks.

Dunham scored a takedown late in the first round, but as much as he was working from top position inside of full guard, dos Anjos was working just as hard off of his back, landing elbows and trying to set up a submission.

dos Anjos kept up a similar strategy throughout the fight, using lots of foot and head movement to avoid Dunham’s power, while constantly feeding him a steady diet of jabs, mixed with leg and body kicks.

Dunham pressed forward throughout the fight, but his takedown attempts were mostly thwarted. While he appeared to be looking more for the bigger power punches, dos Anjos was accumulating points with his steady approach.

In the end, dos Anjos walked out of the Octagon to a chorus of home country cheers after earning a unanimous decision victory.

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