Leon Edwards: Robbie Lawler and Rafael Dos Anjos bouts can ‘bridge the gap’ to title 

Despite his seven-fight win streak and his growing stock among the U.K. fan base, Leon Edwards is still looking to book a date on the back of his Gunnar Nelson victory at UFC London in March. “Rocky” has recently thrown his name in the hat to step in on short notice to replace Tyron Woodley […]

After Two-Bout Skid, Rafael dos Anjos Admits to Feeling Pressure Before UFC Rochester

Rafael dos Anjos’ job likely wasn’t in jeopardy at UFC Rochester, but the former lightweight champion still wanted no part of the first three-fight losing streak of his professional career. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Rafael dos Anjos and UFC on ESPN+ 10’s other key winners?

(ALSO SEE: Sean Shelby’s Shoes: What’s next for Kevin Lee after UFC on ESPN+ 10 loss?) After every event, fans wonder whom the winners will be matched up with next. And with another night of UFC action in the rearview mirror, it’s time to look forward, put on a pair of Sean Shelby and Mick […]

With Kevin Lee’s help, Rafael dos Anjos executes gameplan at UFC on ESPN+ 10

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Heading into UFC on ESPN+ 10, it had been a long time since Rafael dos Anjos’ last win, 17 months almost to the day. So, what’s 25 more minutes, if necessary? The way dos Anjos saw it, Kevin Lee was coming up to welterweight for the first time, and carrying 15 extra […]

Rafael dos Anjos Arm-Triangle Dismisses Kevin Lee in UFC Fight Night 152 Main Event

Rafael dos Anjos submits Kevin Lee in UFC Fight Night 152 main event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC Rochester: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee live blog

This is the UFC Rochester live blog for Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee, the welterweight main event at Saturday’s UFC event at the Blue Cross Arena. Dos Anjos, a former UFC lightweight champion turned welterweight title contender, is looking to get back into the win column after dropping a pair of decisions to former […]

UFC on ESPN+ 10 weigh-in faceoffs video: Rafael Dos Anjos, Kevin Lee get a little chippy

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Fighters from UFC on ESPN+ 10 event came face to face for the only time ahead of fight night following official weigh-ins on Friday. After all 26 fighters on the card successfully made weight, the athletes from the 13 scheduled matchups participated in staredowns, and a few of the encounters got a […]

Rafael dos Anjos would return to lightweight for ‘fight that is worth it for the sacrifice’

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – At 34, Rafael dos Anjos isn’t seeing much need to go back down to 155 pounds. Sure, things haven’t been perfect since he moved to 170 – he’s on a two-fight losing streak – but he’s still a relevant player, as his main event status against Kevin Lee at UFC Rochester reinforces. […]

Rafael dos Anjos says UFC called about Nick Diaz before ending up with Kevin Lee

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Rafael dos Anjos went through a handful of possible fight options before he ultimately ended up fighting Kevin Lee in Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 10. According to the former UFC champ dos Anjos (28-11 MMA, 17-9 UFC), one of those names was none other than Nick Diaz (26-9 MMA, 7-6 UFC). It’s a […]

Kevin Lee gave Rafael dos Anjos ‘undivided attention’ without weight cut, enticed by 170 options

ROCHESTER, N.Y. – Kevin Lee makes it sound more and more like welterweight could be a permanent home as his divisional debut draws closer on Saturday at UFC on ESPN+ 10. Lee (17-4 MMA, 10-4 UFC) has spent his UFC career at lightweight, but this weekend he moves up to face Rafael dos Anjos (28-11 […]

UFC on ESPN+ 10: Make your predictions for Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee in Rochester (Updated)

(Editor’s note: Updated at 11:25 p.m. on Tuesday, May 14, 2019, to reflect Derrick Krantz vs. Vicente Luque addition to the card.) We want your predictions for Saturday’s UFC on ESPN+ 10 event in Rochester, N.Y. Our staff picks feature includes the consensus picks from MMA Junkie readers. Simply cast your vote for each bout […]

Herbert Burns, Rafael Alves offered Contender Series deals after Titan FC 54

Herbert Burns’ plan for Titan FC 54 was pretty clear: Submit Luis Gomez, impress Dana White and earn a contract with the UFC. In the end, he got everything but the UFC deal, but he didn’t leave empty-handed, as “The Blaze” was offered a contract with White’s Contender Series, he told MMA Fighting. Burns’ countryman […]

Kevin Lee Says He And Rafael Dos Anjos May Weigh In At 165 For Their Fight Next Month

Talk of the introduction of a 165-pound division in the Ultimate Fighting Championship isn’t seeming to go away, and it was again brought up by reporters at the recent UFC seasonal press conference, where UFC President Dana White forced to cool down any speculation. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

UFC St. Petersburg video: Magomed Mustafaev blasts Rafael Fiziev with spinning head kick in Octagon return

There’s making up for lost time and then there’s what Magomed Mustafaev did on Saturday. Competing for the first time in nearly 900 days, Mustafaev (15-2) reminded everyone why he is one to watch in the 155-pound division, taking Rafael Fiziev (6-1) out with a spinning strike to open the UFC St. Petersburg preliminaries. Mustafaev […]

Kevin Lee says he, Rafael dos Anjos should come into UFC Rochester at 165 pounds to make statement

ATLANTA — Backstage at UFC 236, Kevin Lee discusses his fight against Rafael dos Anjos, moving up to welterweight, why he thinks he and dos Anjos should come into the fight at 165 pounds to make a statement, Nipsey Hussle, why he wore a red and blue bandana at the seasonal press conference and more. […]

Rafael Silva wants to ‘win another belt’ with Pancrase-ONE partnership

Pancrase flyweight king Senzo Ikeda has joined the ONE Championship flyweight grand prix, taking on Danny Kingad at Sunday’s ONE event in Tokyo, and he’s not the only Pancrase titleholder hoping to make a jump to another promotion. ONE announced earlier this month it has partnered with Pancrase, opening doors for “Pancrase’s best athletes to […]

Gegard Mousasi vs. Rafael Lovato Jr. rebooked for Bellator London, Paul Daley, James Gallagher expected to compete

Bellator is loading up for its return to London. The promotion announced Friday that Gegard Mousasi will defend his middleweight title against Rafael Lovato Jr. in the main event of Bellator London, set to take place at The SSE Arena, Wembley on June 22. Mousasi and Lovato were originally scheduled to face one another at […]

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Kevin Lee to meet in welterweight main event of UFC Rochester

Two former top lightweights will meet in a key welterweight clash in New York. Rafael dos Anjos and Kevin Lee are set to fight in the 170-pound main event of UFC Rochester on May 18, officials told the Democrat & Chronicle. This will be Lee’s first welterweight appearance in the Octagon. For dos Anjos (28-11), […]

Rafael dos Anjos-Kevin Lee Welterweight Bout to Headline UFC Rochester on May 18

A pair of former lightweight standouts will square off at welterweight in the main event of UFC Rochester. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Leo Santa Cruz Decisions Rafael Rivera, Retains WBA Featherweight Title

Leo Santa Cruz got the expected win Saturday in the main event of a Fox-televised boxing card inside Microsoft Theater at L.A. Live in Los Angeles, but it wasn’t the walkover many expected. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

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