Rafael dos Anjos News

Jan 14, 2018 11:27 am

Rafael dos Anjos and Tyron Woodley go back and forth on Twitter

When he defeated Robbie Lawler by unanimous decision back in December, Rafael dos Anjos established himself as one of the top contenders in the stacked UFC welterweight division – perhaps the top contender outright. Since then, the Brazilian star has been angling for a title shot opposite reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. Woodley, meanwhile, has...

Jan 4, 2018 3:50 pm

Rafael dos Anjos Severely Injured Robbie Lawler’s Knee at UFC Winnipeg

How we were able to get Robbie Lawler fighting both Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the same year is beyond our comprehension. Those are two fights anyone looked and and decided they were buying whatever card they were on immediately. Lawler and dos Anjos did not disappoint at...

Dec 19, 2017 11:20 am

Rafael dos Anjos responds to Stephen “Wonderboy” Thompson’s callout

Last Saturday night, the UFC touched down in snowy Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with UFC on Fox 26. In the card’s exciting main event, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos asserted himself as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders, defeating former titleholder Robbie Lawler with a dominant, unanimous decision win. Shortly after this breakthrough win, dos...

Dec 19, 2017 8:12 am

Santiago Ponzinibbio Strategically Calls Out Rafael dos Anjos

Santiago Ponzinibbio stared down the Mike Perry storm and came out on top on Saturday. While Perry was unranked, it was a win over an opponent that was getting a big push from the UFC’s promotional machine. After taking out the prospect, Ponzinibbio is trying to catapult himself into huge fights. Knowing a title shot...

Dec 18, 2017 6:29 am

Rafael dos Anjos explains why he deserves the next crack at Tyron Woodley

On Saturday night, in the main event of the stacked UFC on Fox 26, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos established himself as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders by dominating Robbie Lawler to a unanimous decision win. In fact, dos Anjos could easily be the next man in line for UFC welterweight...

Dec 17, 2017 2:33 pm

Stephen Thompson sends a message to Rafael dos Anjos following UFC on FOX 26

Stephen Thompson sends a message to Rafael dos Anjos following UFC on FOX 26. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos improved his welterweight record to a perfect 3-0 by earning a lopsided unanimous decision victory over Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on FOX 26 last night in Winnipeg. “RDA” was able...

Dec 17, 2017 1:49 pm

Tyron Woodley explains why he was not impressed by Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 26

Tyron Woodley explains why he was not impressed by Rafael dos Anjos’ performance at UFC on FOX 26 in Winnipeg. The former lightweight champion, Dos Anjos, put on a masterful performance against former welterweight champion Robbie Lawler in the main event of UFC on FOX 26 last night, earning a lopsided decision victory. The victory...

Dec 17, 2017 8:03 am

Rafael dos Anjos responds to Colby Covington’s call out

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in snowy Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with UFC on Fox 26. In the card’s exciting main event, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos asserted himself as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders, defeating former titleholder Robbie Lawler with a dominant, unanimous decision win. Not everyone, of course, was impressed...

Dec 16, 2017 7:51 pm

VIDEO | UFC on Fox 26: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Robbie Lawler full fight video highlights

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in snowy Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with UFC on Fox 26. In the card’s exciting main event, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos asserted himself as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders, defeating former titleholder Robbie Lawler with a dominant, unanimous decision win. Relive some of the highlights of...

Dec 16, 2017 7:42 pm

Pros react to Rafael dos Anjos’ thrilling defeat of Robbie Lawler

On Saturday night, the UFC touched down in snowy Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with UFC on Fox 26. In the card’s exciting main event, former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos asserted himself as one of the welterweight division’s top contenders, defeating former titleholder Robbie Lawler with a dominant, unanimous decision win. Unsurprisingly, dos Anjos’ masterful performance...

Dec 13, 2017 12:32 pm

Healthier Rafael dos Anjos Ready for ‘Old School’ Fight With Robbie Lawler

After back-to-back losses at lightweight and losing his UFC title, Rafael dos Anjos abandoned the division and decided to move up to welterweight. It was something he was thinking about even before his victory over Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The experiment has been successful so far. He’s earned wins over Tarec Saffiedine and Neil Magny in a...

Dec 9, 2017 12:53 pm

Colby Covington Has Become Too Much for These UFC Fighters to Handle

Colby Covington has been making a case for a shot at welterweight champion Tyron Woodley for awhile now, but it’s been more than just talk. He did end up with a win over the last title challenger in grappling guru Demian Maia. This only heated up his rampage promotional tour to make sure Woodley, and...

Dec 8, 2017 2:30 am

Rafael dos Anjos gives praise to Georges St-Pierre for vacating middleweight title

Big news for the UFC middleweight division was dropped late Thursday as the UFC announced that Georges St-Pierre vacated his newly captured middleweight title. With St-Pierre vacating the title, UFC interim middleweight champion Robert Whittaker was deemed the undisputed champion and former champ Luke Rockhold is now challenging Whittaker for the belt at UFC 221...

Oct 20, 2017 7:15 am

VIDEO | Tyron Woodley Breaks Down Rafael dos Anjos and Robbie Lawler’s Fight

Say what you will about Tyron Woodley, but you can’t deny the man his due. He took the welterweight title away from Robbie Lawler in just over two minutes. Since then, he’s defended it three times against the very best in the division. He eyed a superfight with Georges St-Pierre, but was overlooked for Michael...

Oct 12, 2017 10:11 am

Rafael dos Anjos Immediately Wants His Fight With Lawler to Be For an Interim Title

More announcements are pouring in for those end of the year UFC cards. A huge one just dropped not even an hour ago, pitting former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos, against former UFC welterweight champion, Robbie Lawler. It’s a fight that almost seems too good to be true. However, no sooner did we report...

Oct 3, 2017 6:23 pm

Rafael dos Anjos Wants Tyron Woodley Not Kamaru Usman

Rafael dos Anjos’ run in the welterweight division much like his former opponent “Cowboy” Donald Cerrone. He’s taken out Tarec Saffiedine and Neil Magny, and he’s not even close to slowing down. Kamaru Usman was campaigning for a fight with dos Anjos after destroying Sergio Moraes at UFC Fight Night 116. However, dos Anjos is...

Sep 10, 2017 7:25 am

Tyron Woodley responds to callout from surging Rafael dos Anjos

Shortly after his steamrolling of long-time welterweight contender Neil Magny, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos began calling for a scrap with reigning welterweight champion Tyron Woodley. “This division’s wide open; all the top-five, top-six guys in this division have lost to the champion or to the last challenger, which was Demian Maia,” dos...

Sep 10, 2017 6:43 am

After big UFC 215 win, Rafael Dos Anjos calls out Tyron Woodley

Earlier this month, UFC matchmaker Sean Shelby made the surprising admission that, if Demian Maia couldn’t be ready in time to battle welterweight champ Tyron Woodley at UFC 214, the title shot would have gone to former UFC lightweight king Rafael Dos Anjos. “What’s interesting about this [dos Anjos vs. Magny] fight is that we...

Sep 10, 2017 6:08 am

The MMA community reacts to Rafael dos Anjos’ blowout win over Neil Magny

Last night, the UFC touched down in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada with UFC 215. In the co-main event of this anticipated card, former UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos took his second fight at welterweight, this time battling long-time contender Neil Magny. Though Magny towered over Dos Anjos, the former lightweight champ made this one look...

Sep 9, 2017 9:05 pm

Rafael dos Anjos Submits Neil Magny in The First Round

Just on their names alone, the fight between Neil Magny and Rafael dos Anjos could have been a main event if this was a UFC on FOX card and not a pay-per-view event. With an intimidating record, Magny was at number six in the welterweight division as he welcomed dos Anjos into the weight class...

Sep 4, 2017 7:41 am

Sean Shelby says the last UFC welterweight title shot nearly went to Rafael Dos Anjos

This Saturday night, on the main card of UFC 215, former UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos will take his second fight in the welterweight division opposite dangerous contender Neil Magny. Apparently, however, dos Anjos very nearly found himself in a fight with UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley instead. In a UFC 215 preview video...

Aug 13, 2017 11:47 am

Rafael Dos Anjos disses Tyron Woodley, explains how he’d beat the champ

UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley is looking like a bigger and bigger problem for any welterweight contender hoping to capture the divisional title. Yet former UFC lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos, who now competes at welterweight, believes he could be the man to dethrone Woodley – and he expects to have the opportunity to try...

Jun 27, 2017 11:08 am

TUTORIAL: Rafael Dos Anjos throws jumping switch knee

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos is known as one of MMA’s most vicious offensive fighters. His ability to batter his opponents with lightning quick punches and kicks has led to a series of highlight reel stoppages over the course of his career. Today, Dos Anjos...

Jun 18, 2017 9:35 am

Rafael Dos Anjos outlines his path to the welterweight title

Over the weekend, on the main card of the UFC’s latest trip to Singapore, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos jumped up to the welterweight division for a battle with former Strikeforce champ Tarec Saffiedine. Dos Anjos won this welterweight debut with a well-deserved unanimous decision. Speaking to the media shortly after his win,...

Jun 15, 2017 7:04 am

TUTORIAL: Former UFC lightweight champ Rafael Dos Anjos shows how to throw straight knee

This video was first published on Evolve Vacation. Former UFC lightweight champion and member of the prestigious Evolve Fight Team, Rafael Dos Anjos, is one of the most complete fighters in all of mixed martial arts. His unparalleled skill and tenacity inside the cage is only brought about his incredible confidence in his skills. Of...