Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos put on a dominant performance over the weekend. Now the fighter’s recent octagon performance has sparked reactions from many of the world’s most famous mixed martial arts promotion’s top competitors.
UFC on FOX 26 went down on Saturday night, Dec. 16, inside the Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Canada. The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) made its second appearance in Winnipeg for the night’s event, offering fight fans a fight card full of match ups to get excited for. The night’s headliner was an exhilarating octagon war between Rafael dos Anjos and former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler.
Dos Anjos and Lawler battled it out round after round, with the fight ultimately going the distance. Dos Anjos put on a dominant performance over his opponent, earning a unanimous decision victory with a win in every round. Now UFC fighters have decided to come forward with their thoughts on the night’s exciting main event match up.
Check out what many fighters had to say within the Twitter posts below:
RDA looks like a killer at 170! #UFCWInnipeg
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) December 17, 2017
Rafa looked very good tonight @RdosAnjosMMA congrats
— Amanda Nunes (@Amanda_Leoa) December 17, 2017
Clean sweep 5-0 rda good stuff!
— Demetrious Johnson (@MightyMouseUFC) December 17, 2017
Damn that clinch grind was hard to watch, Lawler’s chin is solid #UFCWinnipeg
— Angela Hill (@AngieOverkill) December 17, 2017
God I love Robbie Lawler.
— Chase Sherman (@ChaseShermanUFC) December 17, 2017
— Glaico França NEGO (@glaiconego) December 17, 2017
— Manny Gamburyan (@MannyGamburyan) December 17, 2017
This fight ? #ufcwinnipeg
— Tatiana Suarez (@TSPMMA115) December 17, 2017
That damn calf kick. #UFCWinnipeg
— Matt Schnell (@DANGER_Caged) December 17, 2017
Lawyer is the toughest human being ever. #ufcwinnipeg
— Scott Holtzman (@HotSauceHoltzy) December 17, 2017
That clinch position is something that @RdosAnjosMMA probably works a lot with his MuayThai coach Polmplona.
— Alan Jouban (@AlanJouban) December 17, 2017
Nothing but respect for @Ruthless_RL all heart and toughness. True warrior!
— Brad Tavares (@BradTavares) December 17, 2017
— Johnny Hollywood (@HollywoodCase) December 17, 2017
— KAMARU USMAN (@USMAN84kg) December 17, 2017
That was a WAR! Hats off to both RDA and Robbie for that effort! I can be back in the Octagon this March. @RdosAnjosMMA , let’s give the fans another treat. We both want gold, it’s only fitting we battle for it! @ufc #UFCWinnipeg @danawhite
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) December 17, 2017