Kamaru Usman implemented a superior gameplan to soundly defeat Rafael dos Anjos after five rounds at The Ultimate Fighter 28 Finale’s main event. On Twitter, pro fighters and journalists reacted to the bout.
Why would you throw leg kicks against Usman? #TUF28Finale— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) December 1, 2018
Foot to the face!!!!! Ouch that didn’t feel good. #tuf28— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) December 1, 2018
The ref just tackled usman that would’ve def got a flag in the nfl— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) December 1, 2018
Usman just relentless. Small cage a big advantage for him against RDA who is moving straight back once again. #TUFFinale— Kenny Florian (@kennyflorian) December 1, 2018
Rafael dos Anjos is world class, but this looked like a tough matchup on paper against Kamaru Usman. And through four rounds, it has played out that way.— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) December 1, 2018
RDA moves to 170, wins fights:— Luke Thomas (@lthomasnews) December 1, 2018
"See, weight cutting is overrated!"
Then loses fights:
"Ah, but he's undersized!"
Right, which is why he cut weight to begin with.
The answer is a 165lbs division, but remember that anti-weight cut fetishization isn't based in reality.
Usman looked like a tank tonight— Belal Muhammad (@bullyb170) December 1, 2018