Mookie Alexander & Dayne Fox are here to breakdown the UFC VEGAS 14: ‘FELDER VS RDA’ event, which was broadcast from Las Vegas, Nevada’s #UFCAPEX Center. The guys will have hot takes, possible next fights, as well as reactions to the overall event in the player above or on our Bloody Elbow Presents YouTube Channel and BE Presents Podcast Network. (SPOILERS...)
Tonight, Sat., Nov. 14th., 2020, the UFC showcased a Fight Night event featuring a Lightweight bout. We had Paul “The Irish Dragon” Felder vs. ‘RDA’ Rafael dos Anjos going at it in the main event of the UFC VEGAS 14 card.
Overall, this nine-bout card saw just one swift finish in Rd 1, no submissions, only two exciting, yet brief KO/TKO’s, & seven decisions, two split. Rounding things out, bonuses for putting forth POTN efforts went to Sean Strickland and Khaos Williams; FOTN honors went to Paul Felder vs. Rafael Dos Anjos tonight. What a wild night full of fights we have to share with you!
Paul Felder, entered the octagon on five days’ notice, stepping away from the commentary table, as the #6 Best UFC Lightweight, making him an easy favorite, despite having lost his last bout against Dan Hooker at UFC on ESPN+ 26; via Split Decision back in February of this year, however, odds makers had him listed as a slight underdog. Prior to that loss to Hooker, he was on a two-fight win streak. The impressive striker now holds a 17-5 record. The 36-year-old Philly native, was pitted up against our opponent, former Lightweight Champion, the #16 current best Welterweight veteran ‘RDA’ - Rafael dos Anjos; fighting his 30th fight in the UFC over the past 12 years. Our Brazilian combatant, was coming off a two-fight losing streak, holding an impressive 29-13 fight record, and entered the octagon as the favorite. The 36-year-old grappler had a 3” height deficit and 1/2” reach deficit going against him in his efforts to defeat ‘The Irish Dragon’ tonight... but that didn’t matter when it was all said and done, RDA walked away with the ‘W’, via split decision. Directly after the fight, RDA indicated his next bout should be against none other than Conor McGregor.
Also on the card, a lightening fast Welterweight scrap for our co-main event; it was an almost instantaneous bout between the younger competitor, 26-year old “Khaos” ‘The Oxfighter’ Williams, who entered the octagon an underdog for his second fight in the UFC, despite having a debut which featured a 30-second knockout; he took on Abdul ‘Judo Thunder’ Razak Alhassan, with a 10-3 fight record, at 35-years of age, coming at this bout under the banner of Fortis MMA out of Texas; having lost his last bout against Mounir Lazzaz earlier this year in July, via Unanimous Decision. As if that’s not enough, we also had an exciting, women’s Strawweight tilt between Ashley ‘The Spider Monkey’ Yoder, who faced off against up-and-comer, Miranda ‘Danger’ Granger - which was preceded by a decent, albeit brief undercard (this event saw eight cancelled bouts by the time fight night rolled around); Join us to discuss all the action...
Here’s a look at the UFC VEGAS 14: ‘FELDER VS RDA’ RESULTS & UPDATED FIGHT RECORDS:
ESPN+ MAIN CARD | SAT. NOV 14
9. 155lbs - Rafael dos Anjos (30-13) DEF. Paul Felder (17-6) - DEC, Split
8. 170lbs - Khaos Williams (11-1) DEF. Abdul Razão Alhassan (10-3) - KO/TKO, Straight Right at 30 seconds of Round 1
7. 115lbs - Ashley Yoder (8-6) DEF. Miranda Granger (7-2) - DEC, Unanimous
6. 195lbs - Sean Strickland (22-3) DEF. Brendan Allen (15-4) - KO/TKO, Punches at 1:32 of Rd 2, Total 6:32
5. 115lbs - Cory McKenna (6-1) DEF. Kay Hansen (7-4) - DEC, Unanimous
4. 115lbs - Kanako Murata (12-1) DEF. Randa Markos (10-10) - DEC, Unanimous
FIGHT OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) Paul Felder vs. Rafael Dos Anjos
PERFORMANCES OF THE NIGHT: ($50K ea.) 1. Sean Strickland 2. Khaos Williams
3. 135lbs - Tony Gravely (20-6) DEF. Geraldo de Freitas (12-6) - DEC, SPLIT
2. 170lbs - Alex Morono (18-6) DEF. Rhys McKee (10-4) - DEC, Unanimous
1. 265lbs - Don’Tale Mayes (8-4) DEF. Roque Martinez (15-7) - DEC, Unanimous
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