Archive: Rafael dos Anjos

Mar 24, 2015 6:25 am

Pettis says he won’t fight again on the same card as his brother

Former UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis recently joined the MMA Hour to discuss what went wrong in his UFC 185 title fight loss to Rafael dos Anjos and what changes he will need to make going forward. “Showtime” was quick to point out that watching his younger brother Sergio suffer a knockout loss earlier that...

Mar 16, 2015 8:56 am

Cowboy: I’m coming for that belt

Donald Cerrone has gone 14-3 since joining the UFC ranks in February of 2011. Cerrone’s 3 losses have come against Nate Diaz, Anthony Pettis and Rafael dos Anjos. Two of those three men fought in the headlining bout of this past weekend’s UFC 185 event in Dallas (Pettis and dos Anjos). “Cowboy”, like most of...

Dec 13, 2014 6:37 pm

UFC on FOX 13 Results: Dos Anjos Dominates Diaz, Earns Big Win

Rafael dos Anjos’ performance against Nate Diaz tonight was reminiscent of Jose Aldo’s against Urijah Faber; Diaz’s leg got wrecked. If you take away the legs of striker Nate Diaz, you take away his ability to put power in his punches. Rafael Dos Anjos’ gameplan was clear: Attack the lead leg of his opponent and...

Dec 11, 2014 11:58 am

Diaz on Pettis: Whether it’s today or tomorrow, he’s gonna get got

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this Saturday night when he squares off with Rafael dos Anjos in a key lightweight bout at UFC on FOX 13. Nate knows that a victory over “RDA” would boost him back in to title contention and get him one step closer to his goal of fighting Anthony...


Dec 10, 2014 4:02 pm

Nate Diaz misses UFC on FOX 13 open workouts

Nate Diaz decided not to attend Wednesday’s UFC on FOX 13 open workouts at Phoenix’s U.S. Airways Center. Diaz, who will co-main event the December 13 fight card, was scheduled to appear alongside fellow headliners Junior dos Santos, Stipe Miocic and Rafael dos Anjos. All three of the other fighters showed up to the event,...

Sep 25, 2014 11:04 am

Dos Anjos Wants Title Shot After Nate Diaz KO

“I was a little surprised (when they offer me the Diaz fight). But the title fight is already scheduled, Khabib (Nurmagomedov) is injured, (Donald) Cerrone and Eddie Alvarez are set to fight. Everybody is scheduled to fight, so Nate Diaz is back. He’s a tough fighter who fought for the title already, and he has...

Sep 23, 2014 3:33 pm

Nate Diaz returns, meets Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 13

Nate Diaz will return to the octagon this December! UFC officials announced today that the Stockton slugger will square off with perennial contender Rafael Dos Anjos in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13. Nate Diaz (17-9 MMA, 12-7 UFC) will fight for the first time since November of 2013, where he scored a...

Sep 21, 2014 6:20 pm

PHOTO | Rafael Dos Anjos Training With Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva announced his retirement last week, but that didn’t stop him from hitting the gym and training with top ranked lightweight Rafael Dos Anjos. Muito prazer em poder ter treinado com essa lenda @wandfc. O legado que voce deixou ninguem pode tirar, como voce disse, “eu ajudei a construir esse esporte” sem duvidas foi...

Sep 5, 2014 11:54 am

Salary Report: Rafael dos Anjos Out-Earns Benson Henderson For 1st Round K.O.

Last week’s UFC Fight Night 49 event saw former UFC lightweight champ, Benson Henderson fall to the vicious onslaught of Rafael dos Anjos. The event took place from Oklahoma’s BOK Center. The full disclosed fighter pay-outs, as confirmed by the Oklahoma Athletic Commission are as follows: Main Card (FOX Sports 1) Rafael dos Anjos ($38,000...

Aug 28, 2014 5:00 am

Dos Anjos Warms Up With Knee That Finished Henderson

In last weekend’s UFC main event, Rafael dos Anjos shocked the world by becoming the first man to K.O. the former UFC champion, Ben “Smooth” Henderson. Prior to his bout, as evidenced by this video, the Brazilian was drilling the very knee that put the former champ away. Enjoy!

Aug 24, 2014 5:15 pm

UFC Tulsa Post-Fight Bonuses: Dos Anjos Pockets $50k

Last night during the UFC Fight Night Tulsa post fight press conference, UFC President Dana White disclosed who the winners were for the performance bonus’ for the night. They are as follows: Performance Of The Night $50k – Rafael Dos Anjos for his KO win over Benson Henderson. Performance Of The Night $50k – Jordan...

Aug 24, 2014 8:15 am

QUICK TWITT | Pros React To Benson Henderson KO

Last night fans saw Rafael Dos Anjos knock out former lightweight champion Benson Henderson, below we can see Tweets from some of the UFC’s stars reacting to the brutal KO. Check it out: Wow — Ramsey Nijem (@RamseyNijem) August 24, 2014 Early stoppage wtf — John Moraga (@chicanojohn) August 24, 2014 WHAT!!!!! Caught him slipping!...

Aug 23, 2014 9:51 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Dos Anjos Drops Henderson in Round 1, Earns Questionable TKO Win

Tonight was the night of the underdogs! #4 ranked Rafael dos Anjos shocked the world when he was able to knock out #1 Ben Henderson tonight at “UFC Fight Night 49”. After some shuffling for positioning, Dos Anjos dropped Henderson with a flying knee and Henderson tried to shoot for a takedown. Dos Anjos sprawled...

Aug 23, 2014 9:16 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Mein Stops Pyle in First Round

Jordan Mein’s first venture into the co-main event became a successful one when he knocked out an experienced veteran in the very first round. Mein cocked back with all he had in his left hook and sent Pyle free-falling to the canvas. Mein dove on Pyle’s body and went in for the kill. Pyle tried...

Aug 23, 2014 8:52 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Leites Sends Carmont Crashing to the Mat, Earns 2nd Round KO Win

Thales Leites extended his winning streak to four with his brutal victory against Francis Carmont tonight. Carmont has the Brock Lesnar/Cheick Kongo issue where he looks like one of the baddest men on the planet, but he always seems to be holding something back. Leites slowly picked Carmont apart with strike after strike until the...

Aug 23, 2014 8:25 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Holloway Dominates Collard, Wins by TKO in Round 3

Max Holloway’s speed and patience paid dividends compared to Clay Collard’s desire to brawl. Collard had the gas tank to approach this bout with his brawler-heavy moveset in the first couple minutes of the fight, but once his tank drained things began to get sloppy. Holloway’s technique almost awarded him a knockout victory in multiple...

Aug 23, 2014 7:58 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Vick Drops Lazaro Multiple Times en route to Big Decision Win

At the beginning of the bout, James Vick seemed to be a second faster than Valmir Lazaro. Vick was able to cut Lazaro off with jabs right down the middle that often cut off his opponent’s combinations. Lazaro would suffer this misfortune for most of the first round until he started finding success in taking...

Aug 23, 2014 6:59 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Magny Pulls Off Tough Decision Against Garcia

Neil Magny and Alex Garcia closed out the preliminary portion of the card on Fox Sports 2 with a welterweight bout. Magny spent the majority of the second and third rounds on his back, but it seemed he stayed busy enough to pull off the decision win. Magny locked up the first round by spending...

Aug 23, 2014 6:16 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Dariush Forces Martin to Submit in Round 2

Beneil Dariush took the backseat in the fight rather quick as Tony Martin established a comfortable striking range early on. Dariush was not doing well with adjusting to Martin changing levels and he ate some serious shots. Dariush overthrew on the majority of his punches which cut his combination-attempts short. Martin was grapple heavy and...

Aug 23, 2014 5:49 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Hobar Grapples His Way to Victory Against Phillips

Matt Hobar just picked up his first victory inside the octagon after tonight’s bout against Aaron Phillips. Hobar landed a takedown and was able to spend the remainder of the round (four minutes) on top. Phillips, however, worked as much as possible off his back by going for multiple submissions and landing four stiff up-kicks....