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UFC Rochester in Tweets: Pros react to Rafael dos Anjos’ submission win over Kevin Lee, more

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MMA: UFC Fight Night-Rochester-Dos Anjos vs Lee
Rafael dos Anjos submitted Kevin Lee at UFC Rochester.
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Former UFC lightweight champion turned welterweight contender Rafael dos Anjos was in desperate need of a victory.

After coming up short to former interim champion Colby Covington and current champion Kamaru Usman, the Brazilian was on a mission to prove he still belonged among the best at 170 pounds. But across from him inside the Octagon at UFC Rochester stood Kevin Lee, another former lightweight looking to find new life at welterweight.

While dos Anjos and Lee went to war for nearly four rounds, the veteran in dos Anjos shone bright as he locked on a deep arm triangle, forcing Lee to tap.

Check out the reaction to dos Anjos’ victory below, plus the best of the rest from an action-packed card inside Blue Cross Arena.


Rafael dos Anjos def. Kevin Lee


Ian Heinisch def. Antonio Carlos Junior


Felicia Spencer def. Megan Anderson


Vicente Luque def. Derrick Krantz


Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz


Davi Ramos def. Austin Hubbard