Kamaru Usman displayed a dominant performance over Rafael Dos Anjos to beat him via a unanimous decision in the welterweight main event of The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale on Friday at the Palms Casino Resort in Las Vegas.
Kamaru Usman won the fight with his high wrestling ability, his top of the line conditioning. He kept Dos Anjos at bay with his crisp jabs and threw numerous takedowns. He spent the majority of the fight on top position and he successfully kept himself away from Dos Anjos submission attempts throughout the fight, but he was also able to score points with his ground and pound.
He handed Rafael Dos Anjos his second loss in the Welterweight division. Seeing Usman’s performance, UFC president Dana White wants to see him fight Tyron Woodley next.
“I would like to see (Usman) fight Woodley now after seeing that,” White told reporters, during his TUF 28 Finale post-event scrum. “Listen, Colby Covington pulled out of the fight, didn’t defend his belt, this, that, and the whole thing. I’m one of these guys when I just see a fight like this, I want to see Usman fight now.”
Although, White didn’t exactly make it look obvious about giving Usman a title shot he sure hinted about it.
“We’ll see what happens, though,” White said. “I’m not saying that’s the case (that Usman will fight Woodley next). Sure (it’s possible). Nothing’s guaranteed in life, man. Nothing’s guaranteed in life.”
White was finally on Usman express as he left no stone unturned to keep praising him.
“I’ve been talking a lot of smack about him in his last several fights because I feel like he talks too much and doesn’t do enough in the octagon,” White said. “Well, he looked damn good tonight. Tonight he went in, and he delivered. He was punching harder in the fifth round than he was in the first round. Just punching, kicking, wrestling – the whole thing was impressive. I have such a huge amount of respect for ‘RDA.’ The guy’s a stud. He said it himself. He’s been here for 10 years, he’s fought all the best. Every time ‘RDA’ steps in there it’s incredible. So, Usman looked good tonight.”