ROUNDTABLE: Staff predictions for Rafael dos Anjos vs Kevin Lee

By Michael Hiscoe, Managing Editor

BELFAST, NORTHERN IRELAND - NOVEMBER 19: Kevin Lee stands in the Octagon before his lightweight bout against Magomed Mustafaev during the UFC Fight Night at the SSE Arena on November 19, 2016 in Belfast, Northern Ireland. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Who wins Saturday’s main event between Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee?

Frank Hyden, Columnist – The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

I’ll go with dos Anjos because I just don’t trust Lee to get it done. He has the talent and has sometimes looked fantastic and other times looked not nearly as good. I think RDA will pressure him and we’ll get an exciting fight but that RDA will get the decision win. I think it’ll be kind of close but dos Anjos will get the edge because of his aggression.

Sean Covington, Columnist – Covington’s Corner

I don’t believe in either of these guys anymore. I’ll pick RDA because Kevin Lee has a lot less heart than he pretends to. Kevin Lee gets out there and he starts to realize he doesn’t have a real game plan and he’s not as skilled as he thought, then the badass attitude disappears and he shrinks in pressure moments now. Lee will probably do the same in this fight but say that he was robbed in the post-fight interview.


Michael Hiscoe, MMATorch Managing Editor

I’m still going to go with RDA here, even though it seems he may have lost a step. Dos Anjos had a difficult time with grapplers Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman. Kevin Lee may try and take the fight to the ground, but he’s a lightweight moving up to welterweight so I don’t know how successful he will be at taking dos Anjos down. I think Dos Anjos will be able to keep the fight standing and take a decision win.

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