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UFC on FOX 26: dos Anjos earns convincing decision victory over Lawler

Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos made a statement Saturday evening with a convincing unanimous decision win over former welterweight champ Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg.

Dos Anjos came in as a underdog, but matched and outpaced Lawler, who tried to pressure using his striking. But it was the third round where dos Anjos knocked down Lawler, who apparently suffered a leg injury. From then on, Lawler’s mobility decreased, while dos Anjos picked up the striking pace.

A lesser fighter might have thrown in the towel, but to his credit, Lawler went the distance. The three judges all scored it 50-45.

Dos Anjos improved to 28-9-0, while Lawler fell to 28-12-0.

In the post-fight interview, dos Anjos staked his claim for a title shot with current welterweight champion Tyron Woodley.

In other bouts:

JORDAN MEIN DEF. ERICK SILVA VIA UD (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)

ALESSIO DI CHIRICO DEF. OLUWALE BAMGBOSE VIA KO (KNEE) R2 2:14

JOHN MAKDESSI DEF. ABEL TRUJILLO VIA UD (30-27 30-27, 30-27)

NORDINE TALEB DEF. DANNY ROBERTS VIA KO (STRIKES) R1 0:59

CHAD LAPRISE DEF. GALORE BOFANDO VIA TKO (STRIKES) R1 4:10

JULIAN MARQUEZ DEF. DARREN STEWART VIA TECH SUBMISSION (GUILLOTINE CHOKE) R2 2:42

JAN BLACHOWICZ DEF. JARED CANNONIER VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

GLOVER TEIXEIRA DEF. MISHA CIRKUNOV VIA TKO (PUNCHES) R1 2:45

SANTIAGO PONZINIBBIO DEF. MIKE PERRY VIA UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

JOSH EMMETT DEF. RICARDO LAMAS VIA KO (PUNCH) R1 4:33

RAFAEL DOS ANJOS DEF. ROBBIE LAWLER VIA UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)

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Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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