Round Five: The round begins with Lawler cracking a swinging Dos Anjos with a counter right, Dos Anjos backs a swinging Lawler into the cage wall while landing a combo of his own.
"I've been in fight camp for the last six months", dos Anjos said. Lawler got in a right hand, but dos Anjos didn't let up in his pressure. The capstone was what broadcaster Jon Anik stated on the air was a 23-second series of punches by Dos Anjos against Lawler along the fence.
The former lightweight champion's volume of strikes was simply too much, even by Robbie Lawler's standards.
But if you do something insane and go by pure logic and merit, Woodley's next opponent is Rafael Dos Anjos.
Dos Anjos' could see Lawler's movement was restricted with seconds left in the fourth he landed another flying knee and elbow to the face.
Lawler came out swinging in the final round, but dos Anjos knew he had his man and he took his man down to the mat easily.
"I'm going to go home tomorrow and that's as far as I'm thinking ahead", Lawler said.
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Dos Anjos is now 3-0 at 170 pounds while Lawler is 1-2 in his last three fights.
All that was missing from this brilliant performance was a stoppage, as Dos Anjos seemed satisfied to ride out the victory in the final round and not go after the finish.
Josh Emmett caused a huge upset in the co-main event, decimating perennial featherweight contender Ricardo Lamas inside the first round. Just 36-hours before the two met in the Octagon, Emmett missed weight by 2.5 pounds and was fined 20% of his purse by the Canadian commission. The Californian pushed the pace from the outset and put Lamas on the back foot. Both men traded leather, with defence being left in the changing rooms before Julian Marquez took advantage of a weak takedown attempt to sink in a guillotine choke in the second round.
If Emmett can prove to the UFC matchmakers he can make the 145-pounds weight limit, he could well be getting a UFC title shot sooner rather than later.
The main card kicked off with Glover Teixeira and Toronto's Misha Cirkunov, both of whom came into Saturday's fight with spectacular knockout losses most recent on their MMA records, which came on the same card back in May.
The three United Kingdom fighters that were in action in Winnipeg came up short.
Three Brits were in action as Danny Roberts, Darren Stweart and Galore Bofando all competed on the preliminary card.