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Results: Kamaru Usman vs Rafael Dos Anjos

The final round of The Ultimate Fighter tournament took place in Las Vegas. Kamaru Usman won by a unanimous decision against Rafael Dos Anjos.

Prediction from Rafael Dos Anjos

I know Gilbert since first grade. I was best friends with his older brother. We were in second grade and Gilbert was in first grade. I have known him for years, and he is a good guy. I like him a lot.

I think he is very motivated. I know that for sure. He trained a lot with Kamaru in the past, and I think that gives him a good chance of winning the title. So I’m putting my money on Gilbert because he is in his time, and seems to have a chance to get the title, so he will go all out.

Fighting

The fighters met in the middle of the fighting area called an octagon. They were trying to punch each other and take each other down to the ground. The fighters went back on their feet after 30 seconds, still trying to punch one another.

Usman had a takedown and a touchdown, but it didn’t matter because dos Anjos was able to get up. Usman threw some punches when they were in the clinch, but nothing serious. Dos Anjos was coming out of the clinch with an elbow to the head, and then he took us back to the center of the cage. A pattern emerged: dos Anjos backing away, then dos Anjos passing into Usman’s leg and pinning his opponent against the net… After 45 seconds left in that round, Usman took his opponent down on canvas and that’s where this first segment ended.

The second round was just like the first. Usman fought hard and had his opponent pinned against the net, while Camaroo kept fighting and trying to find a way to knock dos Anjos down. They wrestled for two minutes. At one point, dos Anjos almost broke Usman’s arm with a kimura hold, but Camaroo saved himself. After one minute they were back on their feet again.The Brazilian was very tired, Usman got close and continued to work his program – holding, occasional punches. Sixteen seconds before the end of the round, the fighters had a small exchange, cuts appeared, bleeding.

Usman was near the net and getting more and more control. Dos Anjos was getting tired, so Usman could do what he wanted. The fight in the fourth round went well for Usman because dos Anjos’s tiredness let him do anything. But the fifth five minutes started like all those before it: that is, not very good for dos Anjos.

LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – NOVEMBER 29: (L-R) Opponents Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil and Kamaru Usman of Nigeria face off during The Ultimate Fighter Finale weigh-in inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on November 29, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Summary of the fight

The beginning of the rounds of this fight can be distinguished only by the amount of blood and dos Anjos’s level of fatigue! In the middle of the round the Brazilian tried to suffocate his opponent, but Usman escaped and started beating Dos Anjos. The fight came down to the referee’s decision.

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