It was Rafael dos Anjos’ time.
Ryan Bader kept his name in the UFC light-heavyweight mix with a unanimous decision win over Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 47.
OSP utilized his striking advantage on the feet, but could not stop the takedowns, spending too much time on his back defending.
Meanwhile, Ross Pearson wore down a game Gray Maynard securing a tidy second-round TKO finish. It’s the third straight TKO loss for Maynard.
Newcomer Alan Jouban and Seth Baczynski snagged Fight of the Night honours, while Tim Boestsch and Thiago Tavares collected performances of the night. All received $50,000 USD bonuses.