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30-13-0

Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos

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  • Given Name: Rafael Souza dos Anjos
  • Pro MMA Record: 30-13-0 (Win-Loss-Draw)
  • Nickname: N/A
  • Current Streak: 1 Win
  • Age: 1984-10-26 | Date of Birth: 1984.10.26
  • Last Fight: November 14, 2020 in UFC
  • Weight Class: Lightweight | Last Weigh-In: 156.0 lbs
  • Affiliation: Kings MMA
  • Height: 5'8" (173cm) | Reach: 70.0" (178cm)
  • Career Disclosed Earnings: $1,491,000 USD
  • Born: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
  • Fighting out of: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
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After racking up an impressive record of 11-2—mainly in his native country of Brazil—to start his MMA career, Rafael dos Anjos, a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu black belt under Aldo “Caveirinha” Januario de Oliveira, entered the UFC in 2008. Dos Anjos became infamous following his third-round loss to power-puncher Jeremy Stephens, as he was knocked out with a vicious uppercut after winning the majority of the fight. Dos Anjos would go on to lose his next fight in a competitive unanimous decision to lightweight stalwart Tyson Griffin.


Dos Anjos has since gone 7-2 including wins over George Sotiropoulos, Anthony Njokuani, and Mark Bocek. Dos Anjos has established himself as a lightweight with the grit, determination, and skill necessary to make it to the top of the division. Riding a three fight win streak Dos Anjos would keep the streak going when he won a very close decision against Evan Dunham at UFC on FX 8. And he would add to it making it five straight when he won a decision over Donald Cerrone, a win that certainly moves him up the rankings. He would however lose his next bout to Russian sensation Khabib Nurmagomedov. He would bounce back impressively with a 2nd round TKO over Jason High and then and even more impressive first round TKO over former champion Benson Henderson. He would pick up his third straight win with a dominant decision over Nate Diaz.

Following the win over Diaz it was announced that Dos Anjos would finally receive a shot at the title against Anthony Pettis. He was able to pull off the upset and win in a dominant five round decision over Pettis becoming the first Brazilian lightweight champion.

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