Tony Ferguson’s claim to a title shot has never been stronger, as the lightweight contender out struck and bloodied Rafael dos Anjos tonight at UFC FN 98.
The former lightweight champ cracked Ferguson with plenty of hard shots throughout the bout as well, but Ferguson landed more often, thanks to his movement and dynamic approach. After the bout, Ferguson was awarded the unanimous decision win and extended his winning streak to nine. RDA, meanwhile, was coming off a stoppage loss to Eddie Alvarez in July.
In the co-main event, the grappling and top game of Diego Sanchez proved to be too much for submission artist, Marcin Held. Sanchez handed the Bellator vet and lightweight a unanimous decision loss.
Here are the official results for UFC FN 98, which took place in Mexico City.
Tony Ferguson def. Rafael Dos Anjos via unanimous decision (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Diego Sanchez def. Marcin Held via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Ricardo Lamas def. Charles Oliveira via submission (guillotine choke) R2, 2:13
Martin Bravo def. Claudio Puelles via TKO (punches) R2, 1:55
Beneil Dariush def. Rashid Magomedov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Alexa Grasso def. Heather Jo Clark (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Erik Perez def. Felipe Arantes via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Joe Soto def. Marco Beltran via submission (heel hook) R1, 1:37
Max Griffin def. Erick Montano via TKO (punches) R1, 0:54
Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Henry Briones via TKO (spinning back-fist) R3, 2:33
Sam Alvey def. Alex Nicholson (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Polo Reyes def. Jason Novelli via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Enrique Barzola def. Chris Avila via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)