Gleison Tibau picked up a split decision win over Rafael dos Anjos at UFC 139.
UFC Lightweight Contender Rafael Dos Anjos talks about his upcoming bout May 18th in Brazil against Evan Dunham. Dos Anjos talks about having been in the United States for a full year, after moving from Brazil; he feels that the training in the states has been a big benefit to him. Dos Anjos feels that the training is worse than the fight, as he trains with the best fighters in the world everyday at Kings MMA, Black House MMA and Churchboyz Wrestling Team.. Dos Anjos trains as hard as he can everyday in training, so the fight will not be hard for him. Having already won Submission of the night and Fight of the night awards inside of the octagon, Rafael now is determined to win the knockout of the night bonus in his next fight vs Dunham. In the history of the UFC, there has never been a Brazilian lightweight champion; which has become the goal for Dos Anjos. Rafael Dos Anjos looks to take one step closer to title contention on May 18th against Evan Dunham.
Rafael dos Anjos underwent surgery this week in the United States, his wife Cristiane tells Tatame Magazine, after fracturing his jaw in two places fighting Clay Guida at UFC 117.
The BloodyElbow.com staff put in their predictions for UFC 117: Silva vs. Sonnen, which takes place on August 7th in Oakland, California. The main event is Anderson Silva defending his middleweight title against Chael Sonnen.
Despite recent illness, Rafael dos Anjos still fighting Clay Guida at UFC 117 - Listen to Clay Guida talk about the fight