A very intriguing lightweight encounter is set for the UFC on FX 8 main card in Santa Catarina, Brazil, as Evan Dunham fights Brazil's own Rafael dos Anjos on May 18th. Ivan Raupp from Globo TV first broke the story.
Dunham (14-3 MMA, 7-3 UFC) is coming off an entertaining split decision win over Gleison Tibau at UFC 156, giving him his 3rd victory in his last 4 fights. He openly asked for dos Anjos after a Bleacher Report writer stated (after the Tibau fight) that he would "probably get murdered by somebody like Rafael Dos Anjos or Khabib Nurmagomedov".
Dos Anjos (18-6 MMA, 7-4 UFC) lost to Tibau in 2011 by split decision, but has rattled off three straight victories since then. His last win was a dominant decision over Mark Bocek at UFC 154 in Montreal last November. Rafael holds notable wins over George Sotiropoulos, Anthony Njokuani, and Terry Etim.