Former UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos takes to the Octagon this weekend, facing tenth-ranked Azerbaijani Rafael Fiziev. This is the third time this bout has been scheduled, with previous attempts thwarted by visa issues and COVID-19. The bout looks set to be worth the wait, with two of the top ten 155-pounders in the world squaring off.
The undercard features middleweight action, with Caio Borralho taking on Armen Petrosyan in a battle of promising prospects. Said Nurmagomedov will look to build on his 47 second submission win over Cory Stamann when he meets Douglas Silva de Andrade. The heavyweights will also be on show as Jared Vanderaa battles Chase Sherman.
Here’s everything you need to know about an exciting night of Octagon action.
Where: UFC Apex, Enterprise, Nevada
When: Saturday 9th June (12am Sunday UK time)
How to watch: BT Sport 1
Tale of the Tape:
Place Of Birth: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Last Fight: Dos Anjos pounded out a unanimous decision victory over countryman Renato Moicano on the undercard of Colby Covington vs Jorge Masvidal back in March. The bout was fought at a catchweight of 160lbs, five pounds north of the lightweight limit.
Place Of Birth: Korday, Kazakhstan
Last Fight: ‘Ataman’ unleashed a spectacular third-round knockout on Brad Riddell in his last bout. Fiziev finished his opponent with a spinning wheel kick in December 2021.
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Rafael Fiziev
Caio Borralho vs Armen Petrosyan
Said Nurmagomedov vs. Douglas Silva de Andrade
Jared Vanderaa vs. Chase Sherman
Cynthia Calvillo vs. Nina Nunes
Michael Johnson vs. Jamie Mullarkey
Aiemann Zahabi vs. Ricky Turcios
Antonina Shevchenko vs. Cortney Casey
Cody Brundage vs. Tresean Gore
David Onama vs. Garrett Armfield
Kennedy Nzechukwu vs. Karl Roberson
Ronnie Lawrence vs. Saidyokub Kakhramonov
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