This week’s UFC main event features an important fight in the lightweight division as MMASucka provides UFC Fight Night 183 results. After an injury forced Islam Makhachev out of this weekend’s main event, Paul Felder stepped up as a replacement. Facing off against Felder will be former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos. After about three years in the welterweight division, RDA returns to 155 pounds to face Felder. During his time as a welterweight, dos Anjos compiled a record of 4-4. To start, dos Anjos put together three straight wins over Tarec Saffiedine, Neil Magny and former champion Robbie Lawler. The wins earned him an interim title shot against Colby Covington that he would lose by unanimous decision. He would lose to Kamaru Usman in his next fight before defeating Kevin Lee. RDA then lost two straight to Leon Edwards and Michael Chiesa.
As for Felder, in his last five, he has put together a record of 3-2. In 2017, Felder was riding a three fight win streak with wins over Alessandro Ricci, Stevie Ray and most notably, Charles Oliveira, all by KO/TKO. After the win over Oliveira, Felder made a brief move to welterweight to face Mike Perry at UFC 226. He would lose after a close fight as Perry defeated him by split decision. After the loss, Felder dropped back down to lightweight where he won his next two straight fights. The first of those was a unanimous decision win over James Vick at UFC on ESPN 1. He followed that up with a win over Edson Barboza at UFC 242 to avenge his UD loss to him in 2015. In his last fight, Felder lost another split decision to Dan Hooker. After the fight, he contemplated retirement, but has since assured everyone he is not done.
UFC Fight Night 183 Results
In the co-main event, Abdul Razak Alhassan returns to the cage to face off against Khaos Williams. Prior to the legal issues he dealt with, Alhassan had won his last three straight fights. Two of those wins were back-to-back KO/TKO wins over Sabah Hamasi at UFC 218 and UFC 220. He picked up another knockout win at UFC 228 as he defeated Niko Price. After a two year layoff due to legal issues, Alhassan returned to the octagon earlier this year. Unfortunately, he would lose in his return against Mounir Lazzez. As for Williams, he made his UFC debut earlier this year at UFC 247. In his debut, Williams finished Alex Morono in less than a minute by knockout. The win improved his record to 10-1 as he looks to pick up another big win as he faces Alhassan.
Kicking off the main card will be a women’s strawweight fight between Kay Hansen and Cory McKenna. Hansen has won her last three straight fights while McKenna makes her first walk to the octagon. The next fight on the main card will be a catchweight fight at 195 pounds between Brendan Allen and Sean Strickland. Allen is currently on a seven fight win streak, 3-0 in the UFC, while Strickland has won his last two straight including a win at UFC Fight Night 181 just a couple weeks ago. Finally, before the co-main event will be another strawweight fight between Ashley Yoder and Miranda Granger. Both ladies look to leave with a win as they enter off recent losses.
Follow along with MMASucka as we provide you with the results throughout UFC Fight Night 183.
MAIN CARD (ESPN+ – 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT)
Rafael dos Anjos def. Paul Felder via Split Decision (47-48, 50-45, 50-45)
Khaos Williams def. Abdul Razak Alhassan* via Knockout (Punch) at 0:30 of Round One
Ashley Yoder def. Miranda Granger via Unanimous Decision (30-26, 29-27, 27-26)
Sean Strickland def. Brendan Allen via TKO (Punches) at 1:32 of Round Two
Cory McKenna def. Kay Hansen via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
PRELIMINARY CARD (ESPN+ – 5 p.m. ET/2 p.m. PT)
Kanako Murata def. Randa Markos via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Tony Gravely def. Geraldo de Freitas Jr. via Split Decision (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)
Alex Morono def. Rhys McKee via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Don’Tale Mayes def. Roque Martinez via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
*Alhassan missed weight at 172.5 pounds and will forfeit 20 percent of his purse
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