Dos Anjos submits Kevin Lee in UFC Rochester main event


Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos celebrates a win. (John Woods/CP)

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

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