HomeUFCRafael dos Anjos says he has accepted fight with top contender, hints it’s not Islam Makhachev
Rafael dos Anjos says he has accepted fight with top contender, hints it’s not Islam Makhachev
April 14, 2021
UFC light-weight Rafael dos Anjos says he has accepted a struggle with a prime contender however he hinted that it’s not towards Islam Makhachev.
The previous UFC light-weight champion dos Anjos has most just lately been calling for a struggle towards Conor McGregor, however we now know that McGregor will formally be preventing Dustin Poirier in the principle occasion of UFC 264 on July 10 in Las Vegas. Though dos Anjos needed the McGregor struggle, it was all the time a piped ream. As a substitute, it appears probably that he’ll struggle another person within the top-10. On Wednesday, RDA took to his social media to disclose that he’s accepted a struggle towards a prime contender at 155lbs. Nevertheless, when requested if it’s towards Makhachev, he made a joke to a fan concerning the Russian not being a prime contender.
Received a name couple days in the past to struggle a prime contender on the division, I mentioned sure, I’m ready on the opposite facet #ufc#July10th
Let’s check out the UFC light-weight rankings so we are able to try to work out who the thriller opponent is. No. 1 ranked Poirier is preventing No. 6 McGregor subsequent, No. 3 Charles Oliveira is preventing No. 4 Michael Chandler subsequent, and No. 5 Tony Ferguson is preventing No. 9 Beneil Dariush. Simply by means of elimination, that leaves No. 2 ranked Justin Gaethje, and No. 8 ranked Dan Hooker as potential opponents for dos Anjos, who’s ranked No. 7. Any of these fights make sense for RDA.
Dos Anjos (30-13) just lately made his return to the light-weight division and defeated Paul Felder by way of a cut up resolution to leap again into the top-10 at 155lbs. Previous to that, RDA had misplaced 4 of 5 fights at welterweight. Although he’s 36 years outdated now and 5 years faraway from being the UFC light-weight champion, he’s nonetheless on the prime of his recreation and is destined for an enormous struggle.
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