Just like the top-ranked UFC lightweight athlete, after five days’ notice, accept five rounds of battle…compete with the former champion…to stir up the MMA community.
Paul Felder (17-5) quickly entered the Saturday UFC Fight Night Main Event against Rafael dos Anjos (29-13). This reaction was really pleasing to the eye . The man was hailed as a warrior, a hero, and everything in between.
Frankly speaking, this sport is used Seeing weird things happen at the last minute. In fact, Felder participated in his due share. In the one-day notice of the 2018 vacant championship, he almost fought Khabib Nurmagomedov (Khabib Nurmagomedov), but he said that the New York Sports Commission did not allow this.
He once participated in a welterweight competition and had a fan-friendly match with Mike Perry. He had no other reason than not getting the lightweight competition he wanted.
Earlier this year, Felder, who is also a UFC commentator, left the broadcast table midway through the game and turned his teammate Jared Gordon in Abu Dhabi, UAE, after Gordon’s original corner confrontation COVID-19 tested positive.
Nevertheless, Feld’s intervention in Dos Anjos was different. It’s too far left. When dos Anjos’ original opponent, Islam Makhachev, withdrew from the battle on Sunday, many names could become substitutes. Feld’s is not one of them.
The last time we saw Felder was a frustrating split decision loss in February, and he said he might never fight again. As a bigger lightweight player, he usually cannot gain weight in such a tight time frame. But it turns out that he is training for his first triathlon.
Some people say that this new duel is even better Although I won’t go that far than the original-I’m curious to see the maximum limit of Nurmagomedov’s long-term training partner Makhachev-this is certainly one of the most unique fighting weeks of the year. Feld is a warrior, hero, and everything in between. There is no dispute about this.
1,470: Since Dos Anjos (Dos Anjos) last participated in the lightweight competition, these days have been fighting night. After abandoning the decision against Tony Ferguson in November 2016, Dos Anjos turned to welterweight and won 4-4.
3: Felder’s sub-decision losses in the UFC (for Dan Hooker in February, Mike Perry in 2018 and Ross Pearson in 2015) made him the second most loss in UFC history, second only to Jorge Masvidal’s record.
6:43:11: The total octagonal time of dos Anjos in hours, minutes and seconds. On Saturday, he may become the second fighter in UFC history to have more than 7 hours of fighting time, joining Frankie Edgar (7:40:51).
10: Felder’s professional knockout-and the number of papers submitted by dos Anjos. In addition, Dos Anjos has five knockouts and Felder has one.
15: The approximate distance (in feet) between where Feld will fight in the cage and his position on the side of the cage as part of the broadcast team.
Source: ESPN statistics and information and UFC statistics
Five to five
Paul Felder’s latest results
Lost: Dan Hook (SD, February 23, 2020; watch on ESPN+)
Victory: Edson Barboza (SD, September 7, 2019; watch on ESPN+)
Winner: James Vick (UD, February 17, 2019; watch on ESPN+)
Lost: Mike Perry (SD, July 7, 2018)
Victory: Charles Oliveira (TKO2, December 2, 2017)
Latest results by Rafael dos Anjos
Lost: Michael Chiesa (UD, January 25, 2020; watch on ESPN+)
Lose: Leon Edwards (UD, July 20, 2019; watch on ESPN+)
Winner: Kevin Lee (Sub4, May 18, 2019; watch on ESPN+)
Loss: Kamaru Usman (Kamaru Usman) (UD, November 30, 2018)
Loss: Colby Covington (UD, June 9, 2018)
The final winner is…
There are many variables in this game. Since 2016, Dos Anjos’ weight has risen to 155 pounds-this is the weight he admits, and it is very heavy on his weight. He returned to Brazil to prepare instead of going to California for years of training, where he has lived in the camp for many years. In the past five games, his record is 1-4. Is he going to regain his strength with new weight, or does the failed fighter act desperately? Felder (Felder) Although I think most people want him to fight again, this is not certain, and now he is throwing himself into it unprepared. Under normal circumstances, I might like Felder, but these conditions are not normal. Dos Anjos passed the decision.
How to watch the battle
Watch all 12 battles on ESPN+.If you don’t have ESPN+, get it here.
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Saturday’s fight card
ESPN +, ET 7 pm
Paul Field vs Rafael Dos Anjos | Lightweight
Abdul Razak Al Hassan vs. Kos Williams | Middleweight
Kay Hansen vs. Cory McKenna | Straw Weight
Eric Anders vs Antonio Arroyo | Middleweight
Brendan Allen vs Sean Strickland | Ship weight (195 pounds)
ESPN +, 4 p.m. EST
Ashley Yoder vs. Miranda Granger | Straw weight
Alex Morono vs. Rhys McKee | Middleweight
Jose Quinonez vs. Louis Smolka | Men’s Bantamweight
Randa Markos Murata Kanako | Straw weight
Geraldo de Freitas vs Tony Gravely | Men’s Bantamweight
Don’Tale Mayes vs. Roque Martinez | Heavyweight
Three more things to know (ESPN statistics and information)
1. Khaos Williams defeated Abdul Razak Alhassan in the co-main event and defeated Alexander Moreno in just 27 seconds in February ( Alex Morono) won his UFC debut. This was the fifth fastest result in the first welterweight competition and extended Williams’ winning streak to seven games.
2. Kay Hansen (Kay Hansen) and Cory McKenna (Cory McKenna), only 21 years old, met in the seventh contest in UFC history, pitting 21-year-old or younger fighters against each other. The youngest match ever was in June 2017 when Naoki Inoue faced Karl John de Thomas. Both are 20.
3. Facing the premiere of Kanako Murata, Randa Markos will participate in her 16th UFC fight, tied for second place with Angela Hill, and become the first female fighter. More than two people. Jessica Andrade (Jessica Andrade) is the person in charge of 18 UFC fights.
ESPN’s Jeff Wagenheim helped in this battle.