By: Chris Taylor
A lightweight matchup between Mark Bocek (11-4 MMA, 7-4 UFC) and Rafael dos Anjos (17-6 MMA, 6-4 UFC) has been booked for UFC 154 in Montreal.
The Canadian submission specialist, Bocek, is currently riding a two fight win streak that includes decision victories over John Alessio and Nik Lentz. Mark has won 3 of his past 4 bouts, with his lone loss coming at the hands of current lightweight champion Benson “Smooth” Henderson.
Rafael dos Anjos is also riding a two fight win streak heading into the November bout. The Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt tapped out Kamal Shalorus in May and most recently was awarded a decision victory over Anthony Njokuani at the UFC on FUEL TV: Munoz vs. Weidman event. Like Bocek, dos Anjos has now won 3 of his past 4 fights, his one loss came to Gleison Tibau at UFC 139 via split decision.
A main event for UFC 154 has not been made official by the UFC, but it is expected that a unification bout between UFC welterweight champion Georges St-Pierre and interim titleholder Carlos Condit will serve as the headliner. The UFC 154 card takes place November 17th at the Bell Centre in Montreal, Canada.
Here is how the 154 card is shaping up:
- Champ Georges St-Pierre vs. interim champ Carlos Condit (Not yet official)
- Johny Hendricks vs. Martin Kampmann
- Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos
- Brendan Schaub vs. TBA
- Tom Lawlor vs. Francis Carmont
- Mark Hominick vs. Pablo Garza
- Antonio Carvalho vs. Rodrigo Damm