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UFC Fight Night 98 Results: Winners, Scorecards for Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson Card

Joe Pantorno@@JoePantornoFeatured ColumnistNovember 6, 2016

MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - NOVEMBER 05:  (L-R) Tony Ferguson of the United States punches Rafael Dos Anjos of Brazil in their lightweight bout during the UFC Fight Night event at Arena Ciudad de Mexico on November 5, 2016 in Mexico City, Mexico. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)
Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Getty Images

For the third time ever, UFC was in Mexico City for UFC Fight Night 98, which featured a headlining bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Tony Ferguson. 

Six fights were featured on the main card which was primed by seven preliminary bouts on Saturday night as we take a look at the night's complete results:

UFC Fight Night 98: Main Card Results
FighterFighterWinner
Rafael dos AnjosTony FergusonFerguson, unanimous (48-47, 48-47, 48-47)
Marcin HeldDiego SanchezSanchez, unanimous (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Ricardo LamasCharles OliveiraLamas via Submission (Guillotine Choke)
Martin BravoClaudio PuellesBravo via TKO (punches)
Beneil DariushRashid MagomedovDariush, unanimous (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Heather Jo ClarkAlexa GrassoGrasso, unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
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Undercard Results

  • Enrique Barzola def. Chris Avila via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Marco Polo Reyes def. Jason Novelli via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Sam Alvey def. Alex Nicholson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Douglas Silva de Andrade def. Enrique Briones via TKO (Spinning Back Fist)
  • Max Griffin def. Erick Montano via TKO (Punches)
  • Joe Soto def. Marco Beltran via submission (Hook Heel)
  • Erik Perez def. Felipe Arantes via split decision (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)

                               

Ferguson Outlasts Dos Anjos in Main Event

No lightweight had ever won nine straight UFC fights until Saturday night as Ferguson defeated Dos Anjos by unanimous decision in a five-round bout. 

Ferguson now owns the third-longest active win streak in all of UFC, via the FS1 telecast, and it came in entertaining fashion.

These were two fighters whose aggressive styles restricted them from backing down from the moment the opening bell rang. 

It was Dos Anjos who got the first big punch in during the first round, when a left-handed punch snapped Ferguson's head back. 

Ferguson, though, came back with an uppercut and a shot right behind Dos Anjos' ear. 

The second round supplied even more fireworks as the two just kept throwing haymakers, via UFC:

UFC @ufc

.@RdosAnjosMMA lands. @TonyFergusonXT lands. WHAT A ROUND! #UFCMexico https://t.co/sMCRUZfNrl

After Dos Anjos got the third round, Ferguson stormed out and took the final two rounds thanks to relentless attacks that slowed his opponent down, via UFC:

UFC @ufc

TAKE ONE GIVE ONE TAKE ONE GIVE ONE This is AWESOME!! #UFCMexico https://t.co/LIh7BphrBM

Toward the end of the fourth round, Dos Anjos began to open up with blood coming from his nose and the corner of his right eye. 

With a dominant finish, it allowed Ferguson to even spend the waning moments of the match almost taunting Dos Ajos as he danced around the Octagon. 

When it went to the judges, they awarded Ferguson the win 48-47, 48-47, 48-47. 

What made this bout even more impressive was where it was located. With an elevation of over 7,000 feet above sea level in Mexico City, both fighters went all out for the entire 25 minutes and certainly made the rest of the lightweight class sit up and take notice regardless of result. 

                           

Stats courtesy of Sherdog.com

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