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What is Rafael dos Anjos’ UFC record?

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Rafael dos Anjos, who competes in the lightweight and welterweight divisions of the UFC, has a promotional record of 20-12 and an overall MMA record of 31-14. The Brazilian fighter has five career knockout wins and 10 submission wins to his name.

Although Rafael dos Anjos competes at welterweight, he is currently unranked in the division. However, he is ranked No. 7 in the UFC lightweight division. He will make his 33rd promotional appearance against Bryan Barberena in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 42.

Rafael dos Anjos last fought against Rafael Fiziev at UFC on ESPN 39. The former UFC lightweight champion fought the Azerbaijani in a back and forth but was knocked out in the fifth round .

The Brazilian native has been fighting in the first MMA promotion since 2008 and made his debut against Jeremy Stephens in a lightweight bout at UFC 91. He lost his promotional debut via knockout in the third round.

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The former UFC lightweight champion trained at Kings MMA under head coach Rafael Cordeiro but left camp after his title loss to Eddie Alvarez at UFC Fight Night 90.

He has since trained with famed MMA and boxing trainer Jason Parillo and swapped training between Evolve MMA in Singapore and Team RDA in California. He is known for his heavy hitting in Muay Thai and is a top black belt under Aldo ‘Caveirinha’ Januário.


Rafael dos Anjos’ beef with Conor McGregor

At the UFC Go big press conference in 2015, Conor McGregor went after Rafael dos Anjos, with “The Notorious” using his famous “red panty night” line. The Brazilian couldn’t offer a definitive comeback and even seemed to recognize the Irishman’s spirit. Here is what McGregor said:

“When you sign to fight me, it’s a party. You call home, you call your wife, ‘Baby, we made it. We are rich, baby. Conor McGregor made us rich. Pull out the red panties. you’re rich, baby.”

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Rafael dos Anjos was the lightweight champion when Conor McGregor won his first UFC featherweight title. After McGregor’s infamous win at UFC 194, the former featherweight champion decided to move up a weight class and aim for the lightweight title. McGregor didn’t hold back during the UFC 196 press conference, hurling scathing insults at dos Anjos.

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The fight, however, never materialized as dos Anjos had to pull out of the fight due to an ankle injury. McGregor fought Nate Diaz instead at UFC 196 and suffered his first promotional loss via submission at the hands of the Stockton native.

It looks like the beef between dos Anjos and McGregor isn’t over, as the two were seen trading insults backstage at UFC 264.

Here’s what happened between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos after yesterday’s weigh-in 👀👀 #UFC264

Here’s what happened between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos after yesterday’s weigh-in 👀 #UFC264https://t.co/CUoGy5M26n

The former Brazilian champion said the following after his altercation:

“Whenever he wants, wherever he is, we can fight here. I don’t care. [He’s] trying to sneak up on me and size me up. Fuck you, man.”

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By Peter Kavinsky

Peter Kavinsky is the Executive Editor at cablefreetv.org