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UFC on FOX 26 results: Biggest winners, loser from ‘Lawler vs Dos Anjos’ last night

MMA: UFC Fight Night-Winnipeg-Emmett vs Lamas Bruce Fedyck-USA TODAY Sports

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) returned to the hurt business last night (Sat., Dec. 16, 2017) for UFC on FOX 26, which took place inside Bell MTS Place in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.

In the main event of the evening, Rafael dos Anjos defeated Robbie Lawler thanks to a dominant performance that lasted all of five rounds to collect his third straight win (highlights). Also, Santiago Ponzinibbio defeated Mike Perry with a three-round clinic to earn his sixth straight win (recap here).

Biggest Winner: Josh Emmett

I hate to do it to you Rafael, but the biggest winner of the night has to be Josh Emmett after he upset Ricardo Lamas by knocking out “The Bully” in the very first round (see it again here). Emmett took the fight on short notice after Jose Aldo was pegged to face off against Max Holloway, scratching his fight against Lamas. And just like that, Josh has the biggest win of his mixed martial arts (MMA) career over a longtime, ranked veteran. It was indeed upset special in Winnipeg, and Emmett had the biggest one.

Runner Up: Rafael Dos Anjos

“RDA” picked apart Lawer in a truly masterful performance, taking it to the former Welterweight champion from the start, and in every facet of the game. The Brazilian bomber even managed to rock “Ruthless” a few times, which not many have been able to do to the 170-pound beast. Now, “RDA” can look forward to a Welterweight title fight against Tyron Woodley. That means he will have the opportunity to become UFC’s next multi-division champion.

Biggest Loser: Mike Perry

I have to give this one to platinum, as the 170-pound contender failed to walk the walk after talking the talk...repeatedly. Indeed, Perry was getting a lot of air time all over the media outlets, and half the time he wasn’t even talking about his foe, Santiago Ponzinibbio, but rather calling other people out, such as Darren Till.

When he did come face-to-face with Santi, he had some not-so nice words for him. But, Ponzinibbio made him eat his words, and then some, in a barn-burner of a welterweight bout. Now, all those fights Perry was looking forward to will likely go to Ponzinibbio while “Platinum” will have to go back to the drawing board.

To get full UFC on FOX 26: “Lawler vs Dos Anjos” play-by-play updates and results click here.

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