Curtis Blaydes Crushes Junior Dos Santos, Chiesa Upsets Dos Anjos At UFC Raleigh

UFC Raleigh likely won't register as anyone's all-time favorite card, but nevertheless they put their best foot forward Saturday night. 

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#3 Curtis Blaydes stamped his place in the division even moreso by finishing the #4 Junior dos Santos in the second-round of their main event with some nasty elbows up against the cage. Blaydes has now won his last three fights, and has a UFC victory in each of the last five years. Meanwhile, dos Santos lost back-to-back fights for the first time in his MMA career.

Michael Chiesa upset the #5 ranked Rafael Dos Anjos via unanimous decision on the show after coming in as a +185 underdog. After the victory, Chiesa called out former interim champion Colby Covington for a bout. Covington hasn't been heard from since his championship loss last month. 

#11 Alex Perez looked to make a big impression against Jordan Espinosa (#10). He did just that, choking out Espinosa with a filthy arm triangle choke. Perez has now won five of his six UFC fights, and is 3-0 in the company as a bantamweight. 

Former UFC title challenger #10 Sara McMann controlled her way to a unanimous decision win over #11 Lina Lansberg. For McMann, it was her first win in three years and ended a two-fight losing skid.

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