In the thrilling welterweight championship match, #7 The fight between Stephen Thompson and Kevin Holland was initially very tight and competitive, but "Wonderboy," who had Holland in a bad place for most of the fourth round, converted it into a one-sided slaughter.
As soon as Holland returned to his corner, his trainer Bob Perez halted the fight to defend his pupil. With one of the better performances of his lengthy UFC career, Thompson ended a two-fight losing streak.
"I wanted to show the UFC and fans that Wonderboy is still here. I'm still in it for the long haul, I've still got it. Kevin Holland is a beast. I knew I had to use my kicks against his 82-inch reach. Thank you, everyone, I love you, let's go!,” Stephen Thompson noted after the win.
Rafael Dos Anjos gets a submission victory
By defeating Bryan Barberena by second-round submission, Rafael Dos Anjos moved above Frankie Edgar for the most time spent in the Octagon and into the Top 5 on the UFC's all-time wins record. He also won his 21st UFC fight. In the first round, the former lightweight champion took "Bam Bam" to the ground and attempted an arm triangle choke. In the second round, he eventually forced a tap.
"I fought here in Orlando and defended my title seven years ago so it's great to be back with a great performance. I never had any shortcuts and I never picked easy fights, I fought the best guys in both divisions. It's a blessing for me. Seven years ago I beat Donald Cerrone and won a shot against Conor McGregor but that fight didn't happen. I think I've earned that fight,” Rafael Dos Anjos noted.
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