UFC Singapore Results: Rafael dos Anjos defeats Tarec Saffiedine

UFC Singapore Results: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Tarec Saffiedine.

A welterweight scrap between former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos and former Strikeforce title holder Tarec…

Round one begins and Saffiedine quickly takes the center of the octagon and fires off a head kick that just misses. He fires off another but it is blocked by dos Anjos. “RDA” comes forward and lands a hard kick to the body. Rafael circles and then fires off another kick but Tarec catches the strike and uses it to take dos Anjos to the floor. Saffiedine working from half guard but “RDA” locks in a kimura. The submission hold appears to be deep but Tarec is eventually able to escape. “RDA” scrambles and is able to get back up to his feet. The fighters trade some shots in the clinch before breaking. Dos Anjos presses forward and lands a hard kick to the body of Saffiedine. He presses Tarec against the fence and begins firing off some punches. He drops down and scores a nice double leg takedown. Tarec attempts an armbar. It is not there but he uses the submission attempt to get back up to his feet. “RDA” greets him with a flying knee. He follows that up with a right hook to the body and then another. Good shots from the former lightweight champion to close out round one.

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