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George Sotiropoulos vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Preliminary Card | Lightweight · 155 lbs | MMA

Rafael dos Anjos defeats George Sotiropoulos via KO/TKO at 0:59 of Round 1

Rafael dos Anjos
Mmaweekly large George Sotiropoulos

dos Anjos
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)
Br Brazil   Nationality   Au Australia
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
UFC 132
  • 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
  • Event Links:

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!"

Last updated 09.26.2012, 11:38 PM ET
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Sotiropoulos vs. dos Anjos Fighter Tweets

If fighters from this bout were talking on Twitter before or after the fight, this is where you can find it. Below are all the Tweets we've recorded near the date of the bout.

And to Everyone here in the US, tune into Spike TV this Saturday to watch Live.
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To Everyone Down Under, watch me fight live this weekend on ONE.
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@ChrisWeidmanUFC drive to Vancouver and visit George
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Aussies Abroad: George Sotiropoulous - ESPN Video - ESPN http://es.pn/mmti3N
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