On July 7th on UFC Fight Pass, Rafael dos Anjos will fight Eddie Alvarez in a lightweight title fight. The fight will be dos Anjos’ first back in the Octagon after he was forced to withdraw from his UFC 196 title defense against Conor McGregor back in March.
While dos Anjos believes that Alvarez will try to out-wrestle him, he also believes that his elite level Jiu-Jitsu will be the X-factor.
He spoke to UFC Brazil:
“I miss submitting people, I have a lot of confidence in my jiu-jitsu”, the champion said. “I believe he will try to put me down, so we’ll see what happens on the ground. I’ve been putting a lot of work on my grappling, and I believe I can submit him.”
dos Anjos hasn’t picked up a submission win since 2012 when he submitted Kamal Shalorus on the online preliminary card of UFC on Fuel TV 3.
Alvarez on the other hand suffered his last submission loss at the hands of Michael Chandler back at Bellator 58 in 2011.
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