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UFC On FOX 11: Rafael Dos Anjos Vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

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Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

We’ll conclude the prelims with two lightweights looking to cement their status as contenders in Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagoemdov.

Dos Anjos (20-6) is riding a five-fight win streak that includes a decision victory over Donald Cerrone. He is 9-4 in his UFC career.

Nurmagomedov (21-0) is still unbeaten, and is 5-0 with the promotion. He downed Pat Healy, Abel Trujillo and Thiago Tavares last year.

Round 1: No feeling out process, as these two are just going right after it. Dos Anjos with his kicks, and Nurmagomedov clinches, picks him up and takes him to the canvas. Nurmagomedov now on top and in control. Dos Anjos almost gets free, but Nurmagomedov grabs a leg and whips him back down. Nurmagomedov showing his offensive skills, throwing a flying knee and a hook at RDA, and quickly takes him down again. Dos Anjos with a possible kimura as we go under two minutes, but he releases to get to his feet instead. A knee by dos Anjos is answered by Nurmagomedov with his offense again. Dos Anjos gets off a nice flurry to end the round.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round 2: Nurmagomedov transitions perfectly and scores with a third takedown of the fight. Dos Anjos trying for a submission, but he’s unable to get it and Thanks everyone for their support. It’s certainly a new low for me but I will not stop working hard and trying to get back to winning form. is back in control, landing a nice knee to the body. Nurmagomedov smothering him, but tries for a submission and winds up on his back and with Nurmagomedov in side control.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Round 3: Dos Anjos has no other choice than to go for broke, and his corner has instructed him to do so. He has the power to do it, and throws a nice kick to start. Nurmagomedov denied on a takedown attempt with three minutes to go, giving dos Anjos another chance to try and go for the kill. Dos Anjos shoots, but Nurmagomedov easily reverses and is on in control of the fight again.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov def. Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)