Archive: Rafael dos Anjos

Aug 23, 2014 5:16 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Saunders Lands Rare Omoplata, Heatherly Submits in Round 1

Ben Saunders made waves during his UFC return when he submitted Chris Heatherly with a modified omoplata! Heatherly thought he wanted nothing to do with Saunders’ standup game so he shot for takedown. Heatherly landed the takedown, but it was Saunders who would capitalize for being on the ground. Saunders trapped Heatherly in a double-rubberguard...

Aug 23, 2014 5:00 pm

UFC FN 49 Results: Reis Earns Two Rounds in Decision Win Against Sanchez

Joby Sanchez and Wilson Reis kicked off tonight’s action with a bout on UFC Fight Pass. Both men shined in their performance tonight, but it was Reis who walked out of the octagon with his hands raised. Reis controlled most of the first round by dictating where the action went. He found little success with...

Aug 23, 2014 12:57 pm

“UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos” Live Results Thread & Program Guide

Tonight, from Tulsa’s BOK Center, “UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. Dos Anjos” goes down live on FOX Sports 1. For preliminary card action, fans should tune in to FOX Sports 2 and UFC Fight Pass (Stream). In typical Fight Night fashion, BJPENN.COM will be providing live coverage of tonight’s event right here in this...

Aug 22, 2014 2:54 pm

STAREDOWNS! UFC Fight Night 49 Edition

If you missed today’s UFC Fight Night 49 weigh-ins stream, you missed all the staredowns from tomorrow night’s competitors. Here’s another: Mike Pyle vs. Jordan Mein: Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 22, 2014 2:35 pm

“UFC Fight Night 49: Henderson vs. dos Anjos” Weigh-In Results

Today, from Tulsa, Oklahoma’s BOK Center, the UFC Fight Night 49 fighters hit the scales to make their bouts official. Here are the results: MAIN CARD: (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Rafael dos Anjos (155) vs. Benson Henderson (155.5) Jordan Mein (170.25) vs. Mike Pyle (170.75) Francis Carmont (185.75) vs. Thales Leites (185.25) Clay...

Aug 22, 2014 1:24 pm

UFC Fight Night 49: Open Workout Highlight

Benson Henderson and Rafael dos Anjos hit the mat Thursday during the Fight Night Tulsa open workout ahead of their main event bout Saturday night. Also see Jordan Mein and Mike Pyle. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 22, 2014 11:28 am

Signature Moves: Benson Henderson

Watch Benson Henderson’s moves in ultra-slow motion, as the UFC’s former lightweight champion teaches his most powerful techniques with lasting impact. Share Tweet Email +1 Reddit

Aug 22, 2014 5:00 am

Rafael dos Anjos: ‘I see a lot of holes in Benson Henderson’s game’

In this weekend’s UFC Main Event in Tulsa, Oklahoma, former UFC lightweight champion Benson Henderson takes on top contender Rafael dos Anjos. It may be easy, for fight fans, to count the Brazilian fighter out, he tells FOX Sports that Benson has holes in his game. Check it: “He’s a tough guy, a former champion,...

Aug 21, 2014 10:58 am

Bendo: ‘I’m a sinner, and I need Christ in my life’

“I definitely think about quite a bit. It’s something I take pride in being as real as possible. I love Christ, I love being a Christian. It’s very hard sometimes making the right choice or making the right decisions, but I enjoy it and I like it. That’s who I am. I’m not going to...

Jul 21, 2014 8:14 am

UFC Fight Night 49 Card Finalized

The card for UFC Fight Night 49 has been finalized with six fights on the main card, which takes place on Fox Sports 1. Headlining the card will be Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos. The card is as follows: MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1, 10 p.m. ET) Rafael dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson Francis...

Jun 20, 2014 4:55 am

New Mexico Commission Suspends Jason High For Pushing Ref

  Note to fighters: when the fight is over it’s best just to go back to your corner and A. Celebrate B. Pretend like you won a decision (who knows, you might actually win) C. Put your hands on your hips and shake your head in disappointment. So which one did former UFC lightweight Jason...

Jun 18, 2014 5:03 am

Benson Henderson vs. Rafael Dos Anjos To Headline UFC FN 49

It looks like Benson Henderson won’t get a long layoff after his submission win over Rustam Khabilov earlier this month. Now the former lightweight champion is slated to face Rafael Dos Anjos on August 23rd at the BOK Center in Tulsa Oklahoma at UFC Fight Night 49. After losing his lightweight title to Anthony Pettis...

Jun 13, 2014 6:15 am

Dana White On Jason High’s Release: ‘It was a no brainer’

  Before this Saturdays UFC 174 event, UFC president Dana White spoke with the media about a wide range of topics. Of course, UFC Fight Night 43 came up and White addressed some of the controversies from that night. More specifically he spoke about the release of Jason High, who shoved a referee after losing...

Jun 13, 2014 6:14 am

Salary Report: Diego Sanchez Tops ;UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov’ Payroll

The final payroll is in for UFC Fight Night: Henderson vs. Khabilov. Diego Sanchez was the nights top earner with $140,000 (including his win bonus), while Benson Henderson came with the second-most amount at $90,000 (including his win bonus). One interesting (and extremely appropriate) thing I would like to point out is that Ross Pearson...

Jun 11, 2014 7:27 am

UFC releases Jason High for shoving referee

This past Saturday night in New Mexico, UFC lightweight Jason High (18-5 MMA, 2-3 UFC) made the mistake of shoving referee Kevin Mulhall following his loss to Rafael Dos Anjos. The 32-year-old was quick to acknowledge his mistake, apologizing for his actions on twitter: “Incredibly sorry & embarrassed for the ref incident,” High tweeted afterwards. “Will...

May 3, 2014 12:34 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Turned Down A Fight With Donald Cerrone Due to Ramadan

  The MMA world is eagerly awaiting the recently announced match up between UFC lightweights Donald Cerrrone and Jim Miller. The two highly ranked fighters will meet on July 16 in Atlantic City, New Jersey at UFC Fight Night 45. The announcement was of course welcomed by fight fans but it also raised a very...

Apr 18, 2014 6:05 pm

Khabib Nurmagomedov Confirms His Bear Wrestling Past

UFC lightweight Khabib Nurmagomedov will fight Rafael dos Anjos this Saturday on the UFC on FOX 11 preliminary card. A video surfaced on the internet a few months ago that apparently featured a then nine-year-old Nurmagomedov wrestling a bear cub. During a recent interview with, the UFC lightweight confirmed his involvement in the bizarre...

Feb 18, 2014 7:44 am

Rafael dos Anjos Coach: Nurmagomedov is the Russian version of Chael Sonnen

It was recently announced that top lightweights Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov will square off at the upcoming UFC on FOX 11 event in Orlando, Florida this April. According to dos Anjos coach Rafael Cordeiro, Nurmagomedov needs a lesson in respect, especially in regards to the sport of jiu-jitsu, as he told in a...

Feb 5, 2014 8:27 am

Khabilov vs. dos Anjos fight scrapped; dos Anjos now meets Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11

A previously announced lightweight bout between Rustam Khabilov and Rafael dos Anjos has been removed from UFC 170 and scrapped entirely. UFC President Dana White tweeted the news yesterday evening, stating that Khabilov would be unable to compete against dos Anjos at the UFC 170 event later this month. Rafael dos Anjos (20-6 MMA, 9-4...

Jan 30, 2014 2:00 pm

Evan Dunham vs. Mark Bocek added to “TUF Nations: Finale” in Quebec City

A lightweight bout between Evan Dunham (14-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) and Mark Bocek (11-5 MMA, 7-5 UFC) is the latest addition to the “TUF Nations: Finale” event set for April 16 in Quebec City, Canada. UFC officials confirmed the booking today, but did not say where on the fight card the bout would fall. Evan...

Jan 11, 2014 10:18 am

‘UFC 170: Rousey vs. McMann’ Fight Card Set With 11 Bouts

The UFC 170 card, headlined by a truly Olympic match up between UFC bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey and Sarah McMann has now been finalized. UFC 170 takes place from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event, which takes place live on pay-per-view, goes down on February 22nd with a female bantamweight...

Dec 19, 2013 8:43 am

A Confused Rafael Dos Anjos Accepted Fight With Wrong Russian

Lightweight contender Rafael Dos Anjos knew he was fighting a Russian at UFC 170, but he may have gotten them mixed up. In a recent interview with Globo, Dos Anjos thought he was set to fight rising Russian contender Khabib Nurmagomedov in February. Instead, he’s actually fighting prospect Rustam Khabilov, much to his chagrin. The confusion,...

Dec 18, 2013 2:36 pm

Two New Fights Added To UFC 170 Card

UFC 170 is getting two more fights added to its lineup. UFC officials announced today that welterweights Stephen Thompson and TUF winner Robery Whittaker will square off for our viewing pleasure, as well as surging bantamweights Raphael Assuncao and Francisco Rivera. UFC 170 will emanate out of the Mandalay Bay Events Center in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card will...

Dec 3, 2013 9:30 am

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rustam Khabilov In The Works For UFC 170

An intriguing lightweight matchup is reportedly in the works between Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) and Rustam Khabilov for February’s UFC 170 event. This announcement comes by way of, but UFC officials have yet to announce the bout. UFC 170 is set to go down in the UFC’s backyard of Las Vegas, Nevada. The pay-per-view event...