UFC on FUEL 4 Live Blog: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Anthony Njokuani

Anthony Njokuani, left, is fighting Rafael dos Anjos on the main card of UFC on FUEL 4 on Wednesday night in San Jose (Esther Lin, MMA Fighting).

This is the UFC on FUEL 4 live blog for Rafael dos Anjos vs. Anthony Njokuani, a lightweight bout on Wednesday night's UFC event at the HP Pavilion in San Jose.

dos Anjos, who has won five of his last seven fights in the UFC, will fight Njokuani, who has lost four of his last seven UFC fights, on the main card.

Check out the live blog below.




Round 1: Dos Anjos comes out southpaw, Njokuani is orthodox. The two trade leg kicks and it's actually dos Anjos who scores first with a blistering right hand. Dos Anjos scores two double legs, but Njokuani is able to stand both times. Diving lead uppercut from dos Anjos also finds the mark as the two separate. Two HARD leg kicks from dos Anjos find the outside of Njokuani's legs. Dos Anjos times Njokuani's striking and level changes fantastically into a double leg attempt, but a farside overhook from the Nigerian-American stuffs it.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 dos Anjos

Round 2: The two open the frame exchanging their share of inside and outside leg kicks, dos Anjos getting the better of them. Right hand from dos Anjos finds the mark on the end of a combination, but he nearly eats a head kick. Dos Anjos obtains a body lock after the two clinch. He's hunting for a trip, but Njokuani managing to stay upright even after being dragged to the mat. And then it works for dos Anjos as he tries to work for the pass on top. As dos Anjos looked for the pass to mount, Njokuani explodes in the turn up and over and is on his feet, although dos Anjos still with double underhooks. Dos Anjos finally gets under Njokuani and with a huge slam dumps the striker on his back. Njokuani goes base down and the round ends there.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 dos Anjos

Round 3: Njokuani working the center of the Octagon, but so far not doing much with it. A left hand lands from dos Anjos as Njokuani tries to fire off a front kick. Dos Anjos eats a jab and then kicks out the lead leg of Njokuani. The striker throws a knee and dos Anjos uses it as chance to fight for a takedown. Njokuani stops it. Dos Anjos tries again, though, hits a beautiful penetration step and lands a hard double leg scoop on Njokuani in the center of the cage. The Brazilian now throwing short elbows on top. The round ends there.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 dos Anjos and the fight 30-27 dos Anjos. The judges score the bout 30-27, 30-27 and 29-28 for dos Anjos.

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