Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA
Rafael dos Anjos defeats George Sotiropoulos via KO/TKO at 0:59 of Round 1
|14-5-0||Pro Record At Fight||14-3-0|
|Climbed to 15-5||Record After Fight||Fell to 14-4|
|+190 (Slight Underdog)||Betting Odds||-225 (Moderate Favorite)|
|Rio de Janeiro, Brazil||Fighting out of||Vancouver, Washington|
|26 years, 8 months, 6 days||Age at Fight||33 years, 11 months, 2 days|
|155.0 lbs (70.3 kgs)||Weigh-In Result||156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)|
|5'8" (173cm)||Height||5'10" (178cm)|
|70.0" (178cm)||Reach||71.0" (180cm)|
|Kings MMA||Gym||American Top Team|
- Bout Information
- Event: UFC 132: Cruz vs Faber II
- Date: Saturday 07.02.2011 at 09:00 PM ET
- Referee: Yves Lavigne
- Venue: MGM Grand Garden Arena
- Enclosure: Octagon
- Location: Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
- Bout Billing: Preliminary Card (fight 5 of 11)
- Pro/Am: Professional
- Weight: 155 lbs (70.3 kg)
- TV Commentary: Mike Goldberg, Joe Rogan
- Broadcast: Aired Live on Prelims
- Post-Fight Interviewer: Joe Rogan
- Sotiropoulos Total Disclosed Pay: $15,000
- dos Anjos Total Disclosed Pay: $28,000
Sotiropoulos vs. dos Anjos Wiki Update Wiki
The fifth bout of UFC 132 and the first to air on the Spike TV telecast featured George Sotiropoulos taking on Rafael Dos Anjos. Sotiropoulos came into the bout 7-1 in his prior UFC competition, while Dos Anjos was 3-3 in his UFC bouts.
Sotiropoulos pressed the action early, attacking aggressively with punches, yet a moment later Rafael Dos Anjos landed a single, monster right hand that crashed into the chin of Sotiropoulos. George dropped straight onto his back, Dos Anjos dove on top to make it decisive, and referee Yves Lavigne immedately step in between to rescue the dazed Australian.
The official end came just 0:59 into round 1, with Rafael Dos Anjos winning via knockout. Speaking to Joe Rogan in the post-fight interview, Dos Anjos commented, "In Singapore I improved my muay thai and my boxing with my coach Cesario, thank you guys!"
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