Nate Diaz (18-9) vs Rafael Dos Anjos (22-7) (#3) – Lightweight
Rafael Dos Anjos defeated Nate Diaz in convincing fashion through, after battering his opponent in all three rounds.
The outspoken Diaz (who actually called out CM Punk!) survived a brutal beating at the hands of the #3 rank Dos Anjos, but was dominated in the scoreboard by Dos Anjos.
The fight was destined to be a cagey encounter, with wild strikes from the get go.
But then, Dos Anjos began laying in the leg kicks to Diaz racking up the points.
He delivered huge shots in the first round, but couldn’t put Diaz away
In the second round, it was pretty much the same story with constant kicks to the leg of Diaz.
Both men were bloodied to the point when the ref temporarily stopped the fight to check on both fighters.
But this was clearly Dos Anjos’ fight.
In the third round, Dos Anjos performed a beautiful takedown to Diaz.
But Diaz refused to quit and even tried to kick with the leg that Dos Anjos had massacred the entire fight!
On the ground, Dos Anjos pummeled Diaz but the latter survived the last round.
In the end, it was an emphatic unanimous decision for Dos Anjos who declared his intentions to fight for the Lightweight title!