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Rafael dos Anjos: Anthony Pettis is 'not unbeatable'

Rafael dos Anjos might be the big underdog in his upcoming lightweight title fight against Anthony Pettis. But yet, the Brazilian is very confident of beating the seemingly untouchable UFC champion.

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UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis is arguably one of the scariest fighters in the UFC right now. His accomplishments, mainly five wins a row - two by knockout, two via submission - four performance bonuses, a UFC title, and a spot in the pound-for-pound top five speak for themselves.

Pettis is undoubtedly a legitimate threat, but he can be defeated, says his next challenger Rafael dos Anjos:

"He's a good fighter, but I just think he's not unbeatable," dos Anjos said. "We are on the top of the division, and whoever makes a mistake that night is going to pay for it."

The top lightweights will meet at UFC 185 in March. Dos Anjos will likely be a significant underdog that night, but he has shown that he is always capable of overcoming the odds like he did against Nate Diaz and Benson Henderson in his last two Octagon appearances.

The Brazilian made it very clear that he is calm and confident going into the biggest fight of his life.

"For the first time, I'm fighting with no pressure. I'm just happy to be there, to be in this position, and for sure, I'm so confident for this fight."

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UFC 185: Pettis vs. dos Anjos takes place March 14 in Dallas, Texas and features a stacked card with an additional championship fight between women's bantamweight titleholder Carla Esparza and Joanna Jedrzejczyk, a welterweight bout between Johny Hendricks and Matt Brown, as well as a heavyweight clash between Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem.

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