Rafael Dos Anjos snapped a two-fight losing streak over the weekend, defeating former lightweight contender Kevin “The Motown Phenom” Lee in the featured bout at a UFC Fight Night event in Rochester, N.Y.
Dos Anjos submitted Lee in the fourth round of the back-and-forth welterweight bout.
The former lightweight champion had lost back-to-back five-round unanimous decisions to current welterweight champ Kamaru Usman and former interim titleholder Coldby Covington.
Dos Anjos (29-11-0) is the No. 3-ranked contender at 170 pounds and his win over Lee keeps him in contention for a future title shot.
Meanwhile, Lee (17-5-0) has dropped three of his past four fights. He was making his welterweight debut after deciding the weight cut down to 155 pounds had become a hindrance.
In other action, UFC veterans Charles Oliveira and Nik Lentz met for the third time since 2011 with Oliveira earning a TKO win.
In preliminary action, Brazil’s Michel Pereira stole the show in his UFC debut with his energetic, fan-friendly style that led to a massive knockout of England’s Danny Roberts.
Here are the complete UFC Rochester results:
— Rafael dos Anjos def. Kevin Lee by submission (arm-triangle choke)
— Ian Heinisch def. Antônio Carlos Júnior by unanimous decision
— Felicia Spencer def. Megan Anderson by submission (rear-naked choke)
— Vicente Luque def. Derrick Krantz by TKO
— Charles Oliveira def. Nik Lentz by TKO
— Davi Ramos def. Austin Hubbard by unanimous decision
— Aspen Ladd def. Sijara Eubanks by unanimous decision
— Desmond Green def. Charles Jourdain by unanimous decision
— Michel Pereira def. Danny Roberts by knockout
— Grant Dawson def. Michael Trizano by submission (rear-naked choke)
— Ed Herman def. Patrick Cummins by by TKO
— Zak Cummings def. Trevin Giles by submission (guillotine choke)
— Julio Arce def. Julian Erosa by knockout