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.
The dominant performance landed Kamaru Usman a nice payday alongside RDA who also made a decent amount in his losing effort.
Usman made a disclosed $150,000, including a $75,000 bonus for the victory. Dos Anjos took home $110,000 from the loss. The night’s other big payday went to Joseph Benavidez (26-5 MMA, 13-3 UFC) for his flyweight knockout win over Alex Perez (21-5 MMA, 3-1 UFC) on the preliminary card. Benavidez took home $146,000, including a $73,000 win bonus.
The total disclosed payout for the event was $1,007,000. TUF 28 Finale Prelims also averaged 353k viewers.