Former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos continues to look impressive in the welterweight division.
On Saturday, Dos Anjos fought Neil Magny in the co-main event of UFC 215, which took place at Rogers Place in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada.
Dos Anjos dominated the fight right from the start. Early in the first round, Dos Anjos managed to get Magny to the ground. Eventually, Dos Anjos locked in an arm triangle and forced Magny to submit.
Dos Anjos is now on a two-fight win streak since moving up to 170 pounds. In June, Dos Anjos defeated former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine in his welterweight debut.
With his last two wins, Dos Anjos has proved he is now one of the top contenders in the UFC welterweight division.
Many of the best fighters in the world were watching the fights on Saturday night and were impressed with Dos Anjos’ performance. Below, you can see how fighters reacted to Dos Anjos’ submission win on Twitter.
Damn RDA looked good
— David Michaud (@bulldawgUFC) September 10, 2017
Yikes !!!! Scary good bjj
— Eddie Alvarez (@Ealvarezfight) September 10, 2017
— #UFC219 CyborgVHolm (@criscyborg) September 10, 2017
RDA making it look e-z against Magny. #UFC215
— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) September 10, 2017
RDA is turning everyone into a believer at him being at WW! #UFC215
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) September 10, 2017
Amazing. I wasn't sure RDA could be a contender at 170, but now I'm excited to see him progress towards a title shot. #UFC215
— Dan Hardy (@danhardymma) September 10, 2017
Did NOT see dos anjos winning so easily over magny! Rd 1 head/arm after total control. Give that man a bonus. #UFCEdmonton
— Sarah Kaufman (@mmasarah) September 10, 2017