July 11, 2012; San Jose, CA, USA; Rafael Dos Anjos (top) fights Anthony Njokuani (bottom) during the lightweight bout of the UFC on Fuel TV at HP Pavilion. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE
The UFC on FUEL TV 4: "Munoz vs. Weidman" main card going down tonight (Wed., July 11, 2012) at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, California, kicked off with a lightweight lock up pitting Rafael dos Anjos vs. Anthony Njokuani.
Dos Anjos came in looking to build on his impressive first round submission of Kamal Shalorus just this pay May 15 while Njokuani was hoping to start a win streak of his own.
Score one for the former.
That's because Dos Anjos simply overwhelmed Njokuani throughout all three rounds and 15 minutes of "action." It was hardly competitive, with the Brazilian earning a few takedowns and punctuating his victory with an early knockdown.
The 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 scores were no surprise, save for that last one. This was a one sided bout.
Njokuani attacked with kicks early until Dos Anjos tagged him with a strong left hand that earned a knockdown. He recovered immediately but the Brazilian ran in and grabbed a takedown or two before they reset back in the center of the cage.
Dos Anjos was on the attack for the rest of the round, pushing the action and staying the aggressor all throughout.
The Nigerian born Njokuani came out in the second with far more urgency, at least at first. Dos Anjos avoided many of Njokuani'spunches and kicks before once again earned a takedown.
Points, points, points.
Dos Anjos controlled the rest of the round by getting another couple takedowns and then transitioning to full mount while looking for a guillotine.
At this point, it wasn't even close.
It was more of the same throughout the final frame. Dos Anjos grabbed another takedown and Njokuani failed to get off any significant offense ... at all. In fact, reports circulated on social media during the fight that it seemed he broke his hand.
Either way, this was not what he needed.
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