Rafael dos Anjos had an impressive comeback at 155 pounds in the UFC Vegas 14, held this Saturday, November 14 in Nevada. The former lightweight champion made a triumphant return to the division by winning a split decision against Paul felder. It was a magnificent victory for the Brazilian fighter, who is making his way to a new title.
Rafael dos Anjos came back on high
The main fight of the UFC Vegas 14 it generated immense expectation, and it did not disappoint. Rafael dos Anjos It showed why he had 8 tough weeks of work for this fight, and he had a great return to the division. For its part, Felder He gave a good image despite agreeing to participate in the fight on Monday, November 9.
The Rio de Janeiro fighter made his strategy in the fight evident during the first rounds. Given the great potential of Felder standing up, it tried to lead him into the fight on the ground, and it seems to have paid off. Likewise, he showed a broad combined repertoire to achieve his victory by split decision in the main fight this Saturday.
For many it was striking that the fight was defined by split decision. The first 2 judges agreed at 50-45 to Rafael dos Anjos, while the other counted a 48-47 for Felder. Both fighters took the bonus for the best fight of the UFC Vegas 14, for the great spectacle that was seen in the Octagon in stellar combat.
In this way, the Brazilian achieved his first Lightweight victory since December 19, 2015, when he defended the title with a technical knockout against Donald Cerrone in the first round. For its part, Felder adds his second defeat of this 2020, after having lost to Dan Hooker at UFC Fight Night Auckland.