Fighters React To Rafael Dos Anjos’ First Win At Welterweight

On Saturday, former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos made his UFC welterweight debut.

In his first test at 170 pounds, Dos Anjos fought former Strikeforce Welterweight Champion Tarec Saffiedine at the UFC Fight Night event in Singapore.

Dos Anjos and Saffiedine fought in a grueling battle for three rounds. Each fighter had their moments throughout the fight, but in the end, Dos Anjos was awarded by the judges a unanimous decision victory.

Dos Anjos left the lightweight division after losing his last two fights at 155 pounds. He is coming off a decision loss to top lightweight contender Tony Ferguson back in November. Last July, Dos Anjos lost his UFC championship after being knocked out by Eddie Alvarez.

With his impressive win over Saffiedine, Dos Anjos is already a contender in the welterweight division. On Saturday, other UFC fighters didn’t mind sharing their thoughts on the former champion’s jump to a new weight class.