Colby Covington didn’t score a one sided win like he said he would, but the controversial fighter’s pressuring game proved to be too much for Rafael dos Anjos.
Covington flew out of the gate to begin the fight, and kept dos Anjos on his heels with his takedown attempts. That pattern, pretty much played out throughout the bout, except in the fourth round, when RDA landed a couple of takedowns of his own.
After the final horn sounded, Covington was handed the decision win and the interim welterweight title, before he proceeded to verbally trash welterweight champ, Tyron Woodley.
Here are the results so far for UFC 225, which will go down in Chicago.
Colby Covington def. Rafael dos Anjos via unanimous decision (49-46, 48-47, 48-47)
Holly Holm def. Megan Anderson via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-27)
Tai Tuivasa def. Andrei Arlovski via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Mike Jackson def. CM Punk via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
Curtis Blaydes def. Alistair Overeem via TKO (elbows) R3, 2:56
Claudia Gadelha def. Carla Esparza via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Mirsad Bektic def. Ricardo Lamas via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Chris de la Rocha def. Rashad Coulter via TKO (punches) R2, 3:53
Anthony Smith def. Rashad Evans via KO (knee) R1, 0:53
Sergio Pettis def. Joseph Benavidez via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Charles Oliveira def, Clay Guida via submission (guillotine) R1, 2:18
Dan Ige def. Mike Santiago via TKO (punches) R1, 0:50