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UFC On FX 8: Rafael Dos Anjos Vs. Evan Dunham

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Evan Dunham

The lone non-middleweight fight on the main card is up, as lightweights Rafael dos Anjos (18-6) and Evan Dunham (14-3) duke it out. Dunham is seeking his second straight win over a Brazilian and fourth victory in his last five fights. Dos Anjos is riding a three-fight win streak. The referee will be Kevin Mulhall.

Round 1: Vicious leg kick by dos Anjos to start things, as Dunham is going to have welts if those continue to be not checked. Dunham answering back with a few jabs, keeping dos Anjos at bay. Big overhand left misses from dos Anjos, as Dunham counters back. Dunham catches a kick and scores a quick takedown, working into the guard. The ref has seen enough and stands them up with seconds left in the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Round 2: Dos Anjos getting the better of this round with his striking, as it seems to be more crisp and accurate than Dunham’s. Nice knee to the head lands from dos Anjos, but Dunham quickly comes back, and the Brazilian is busted open. Dunham finding his range with his lefts and rights, stringing punches together. Both fighters seem to be throwing the same punches at the same time, but Dunham lands a big left hook. Flying knee right to the area that is cut by Dunham and plenty of blood pouring from the face of dos Anjos now.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

Round 3: The between-round-review shows an accidental headbutt caused the cut, which is deep, on dos Anjos’ eye. Dunham trying to take this to the ground, but dos Anjos is defending his wrestling well. Body kick by dos Anjos slows Dunham down, and another. A flying knee by dos Anjos just misses and the two engage in a nasty little exchange of uppercuts. Another kick to the body, as Dunham is leaving himself open with each punch. We go under 30 seconds, and this could go either way.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Dunham

Rafael dos Anjos def. Evan Dunham via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)