Tonight (Sat., August 23, 2014) No. 5-ranked UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos shocked the world with a first round knockout of No. 1-ranked Ben “Smooth” Henderson, the first time the former champion had ever been finished in such a devastating fashion.
With the win, dos Anjos propels himself to the top of the stacked UFC lightweight arena. He’s 7-1 in his last eight bouts, with his lone loss coming to No. 3-ranked Sambo champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.
The Brazilian has always been known for his Brazilian jiu-jitsu skills, but under the tutelage of noted Muay Thai trainer Rafael Cordeiro, “RDA” now has the stand-up to match.
His aggression was overbearing tonight; his attack varied and lethal. Check out the highlights of dos Anjos’ biggest-ever win courtesy of UFC on FOX below:
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