46%. [57], In a title eliminator, Dos Anjos faced Robbie Lawler on December 16, 2017 in the main event at UFC on Fox: Lawler vs. dos Anjos. Dos Anjos next faced Evan Dunham on May 18, 2013 at UFC on FX 8. Dos Anjos trains out of Evolve MMA in Singapore and at Team RDA in California; he formerly trained at Kings MMA but left after losing to Eddie Alvarez. Wins by Knockout. Avg. Dos Anjos would then rack up 9 straight victories, which included 6 submissions. [73] In addition to his striking, Dos Anjos is a high-level black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Def. [12][13][14] He is a Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt under Aldo "Caveirinha" Januário. Significant Strike Defence (the % of opponents strikes that did not land), TD Avg. 14. Dos Anjos headlined UFC Fight Night 49 against Benson Henderson on August 23, 2014. UFC Fight Night 180 ‘Ortega vs. Korean Zombie’ Play-by-Play,... Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino Notches First Submission Win in Bellator... Hiroki Akimoto Edges Zhang Chenglong at One: Reign of Dynasties 2. For his second UFC fight, dos Anjos was next given Tyson Griffin at UFC Fight Night 18. By: Tom FeelyAmanda - He dominated the first two rounds with superior striking and vicious leg kicks with the third round being controlled by dos Anjos on the mat. [78] On December 20, 2019, dos Anjos revealed on social media that he and his family became naturalized U.S. [25] He won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 29–28), dominating Njokuani both in striking and grappling. [55] He won the fight via arm-triangle choke submission in the first round. Average Takedowns Landed per 15 minutes, TD Def. [39] The win once again earned him a Performance of the Night bonus award. He would start off his career with a record of 2-2, with both losses coming by way of split decision. ", "Rafael dos Anjos mocks Conor McGregor for tapping out: 'Be a man, "Third son meant less sleep and rest, but extra motivation for Rafael dos Anjos", https://www.bjjheroes.com/bjj-fighters/rafael-dos-anjos-wiki, "Rafael dos Anjos MMA Stats, Pictures, News, Videos, Biography - Sherdog.com", Professional MMA record for Rafael dos Anjos, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Rafael_dos_Anjos&oldid=983923027, Brazilian practitioners of Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Hispanic and Latino American sportspeople, People awarded a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Ultimate Fighting Championship male fighters, Naturalized citizens of the United States, Short description is different from Wikidata, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, Lineal MMA Lightweight Champion (One time, Former), This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 02:14. [43], Dos Anjos was expected to face Conor McGregor on March 5, 2016 at UFC 196 for his second title defense of the lightweight belt. Dos Anjos faced Gleison Tibau on November 19, 2011 at UFC 139. The fight was a back-and-forth battle that showcased heart, skill, and technique from both fighters but ended in a unanimous decision loss for dos Anjos. His 11-2 record in regional circuits would be enough to get a call from the UFC. By: Tristen CritchfieldA fringe contender in the Catchweight (160.6 lbs) bout; Diaz missed weight. Wins by Decision. [24] After dropping Shalorus with a head kick, dos Anjos submitted him via rear-naked choke in the first round. Dos Anjos instead faced Khabib Nurmagomedov on April 19, 2014 at UFC on Fox 11. Nunes, the most intriguing action at UFC Dos Anjos faced Donald Cerrone on August 28, 2013 at UFC Fight Night 27. MMA Roadshow listeners - Cold Coffee lost his wife. [51][52], Dos Anjos faced Tarec Saffiedine, former Strikeforce title holder, in a welterweight bout on June 17, 2017 at UFC Fight Night: Holm vs. Pictures: One Championship ‘Reign Of Dynasties II’, Shoop that Incredulous Cormier / Drug Wars. SLpM - Tony Ferguson Bellator 249 was headlined by a vintage performance from Cris [61] He lost the fight by unanimous decision. [53] He won the fight via unanimous decision (30–27, 30–27, and 29–28). Other notable victories include Neil Magny, Tarec Saffiedine, Donald Cerrone (x2), and Nate Diaz. Rafael dos Anjos Announces Positive COVID-19 Test, Withdraws From UFC 254. Average Submissions Attempted per 15 minutes, The Ultimate Fighter: Heavy Hitters Finale. [73][74] He will often come out aggressively in a Muay Thai stance, then use feints and kicks to back his opponent against the cage while swarming them with flurries of punches as well as takedowns. [71] However, on October 8, 2020 it was reported that dos Anjos tested positive for COVID-19 and he was removed from the bout. ET. Updated pic of Ortega vs KZ main event bout, Boxing Video: Charles Conwell Breaks Wendy Toussaint's Nose, UFC Fight Night 49 - Henderson vs. dos Anjos, UFC Fight Night 42 - Henderson vs. Khabilov, UFC Fight Night 27 - Condit vs. Kampmann 2, UFC on Fuel TV 3 - Korean Zombie vs. Poirier, UFC Fight Night 166 - Blaydes vs. dos Santos, UFC Fight Night 98 - Dos Anjos vs. Ferguson, UFC Fight Night 90 - Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez, UFC 250 ‘Nunes vs. Spencer’ Play-by-Play, Results & Round Scoring, Who You Got? Takedown Defense (the % of opponents TD attempts that did not land), Sub.

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