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Still got it! - Video: Rafael dos Anjos chokes out Bryan Barberena in UFC Orlando co-main event

Check out the full fight video highlights of Rafael dos Anjos vs. Bryan Barberena from the UFC Orlando main card. 

UFC Fight Night: Barberena v Dos Anjos Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC

In the UFC Orlando co-main event, former UFC lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos, returned to welterweight and submitted Bryan Barberena with a rear-naked choke in the second round.

The match opened up with RDA using his punches to set up his entry to the takedown, and once he had Barberena down, he attacked with an arm triangle that seemed pretty tight. The fighters were positioned against the fence, which made it challenging for RDA to finish the hold, and Barberena eventually escaped.

RDA went back to the takedown in the second act, rendering Barberena defensive yet again. Barberena tried to make something happen to stand back up, but exposed his back in the process. RDA took full advantage of the situation by taking the back and sinking his hooks. From there, he locked up a rear-naked choke/face crank and squeezed away until he got the tap.

Check out our description of Rafael dos Anjos submitting Bryan Barberena:


Barberena punched his way into the clinch to begin the second round. He pressed RDA against the cage, but the former champion quickly reversed the situation and snagged a takedown. Barberena tried to stand up, but RDA scrambled to his back and immediately started to attack with an RNC. The squeeze of RDA proved to be too much for Barberena, and he decided to restfully tap out.

Rafael dos Anjos def. Bryan Barberena by submission (RNC) at 3:20 of round 2: Welterweight