UFC on FUEL TV 4 Round-by-Round Review: Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Anthony Njokuani

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Our first FUEL TV fight takes place in the lightweight division, as Rafael dos Anjos (16-6) meets Anthony Njokuani (15-6). The referee will be Marcos Rosales.

Round 1: Dos Anjos bouncing around, but Njokuani lands the first leg kick. Njokuani with a combo of kicks, but dos Anjos lands a big left that drops Njokuani. Dos Anjos goes on the attack, but is unable to do a lot of damage.

Dos Anjos picks Njokuani up and slams him back down to the mat hard. Njokuani attempting to power out, an does, as the two separate. Dos Anjos with a big uppercut that makes solid contact. Njokuani totally over the early onslaught now, bouncing and moving well, mixing his strikes and levels. Dos Anjos with a leg kick and follows with a strike that lands. Big hook misses by Njokuani, as dos Anjos continues to stalk and push the pace. Dos Anjos powers in for a takedown, pushing Njokuani up against the cage. Dos Anjos with a few knees to the body and the two separate.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Round 2: Strong kicks to the legs of Njokuani by dos Anjos. A brief flurry by dos Anjos that does little damage, but the fighter has landed 20 leg kicks so far. Dos Anjos putting pressure on Njokuani and gets a takedown via the double-leg against the fence. Njokuani stands back up, but dos Anjos remains in control with a body lock. Dos Anjos slams Njokuani to the mat and moves into side control. Njokuani avoids any serious damage and gets back to his feet, but dos Anjos still has a hold of him. Njokuani doing all he can to get away, but dos Anjos grabs him and slams him hard again to the canvas, resulting in another takedown. Dos Anjos attempting a guillotine, but moves into mount as the round expires.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Round 3: Njokuani comes out with several kicks to start the round, moving better and taking control of the Octagon. Front-kick by Njokuani as dos Anjos misses with an uppercut. Njokuani hits another kick, but eats a stiff jab this time and now dos Anjos appears to be in control. Uppercut from Njokuani connects. Some intenen head movement by dos Anjos, as he grabs a flying knee attempt from Njokuani and pushes him against the cage. Dos Anjos trying to work a single-leg, which he uses to lift Njokuani but is unable to power him down this time. Dos Anjos uses a double-leg and it works, slamming Njokuani to the ground for his sixth successful takedown on 16 attempts. Njokuani eats a short elbow by dos Anjos, who has had trouble keeping Njokuani on the mat. More elbows to the head by dos Anjos as the round begins to wind down.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos def. Anthony Njokuani via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

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