The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and former Ufc Lw champion Rafael dos Anjos entered this fight with a pro mma record of 28-9-0 (50% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 welterweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Tyron Woodley). ‘RDA’ lost two consecutive fights in 2016, against Eddie Alvarez (dos Anjos vs Alvarez) and Tony Ferguson (dos Anjos vs Ferguson), but then he has won three bouts beating Robbie Lawler in his last one (Robbie Lawler vs Rafael dos Anjos).
His opponent, the 2013 FILA 77 kg No-Gi grappling world champion Colby Covington, has a record of 13-1-0 (54% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He suffered his only loss when he faced Warlley Alves in 2015, since then he has won five bouts defeating Bryan Barberena, Dong Hyun Kim (Kim vs Covington) and Demian Maia in his last three (Demian Maia vs Colby Covington). Dos Anjos vs Covington is valid for the interim Ufc welterweight title; undercard of Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero 2 – UFC 225. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC 225: Whittaker vs Romero 2
Where: United Center, Chicago, Illinois, USA
Division: welterweight (170 lbs, 77 kg)
Title: interim UFC Welterweight Championship
UFC 225 fight card (main fights):
Robert Whittaker vs Yoel Romero 2
Rafael dos Anjos vs Colby Covington
Holly Holm vs Megan Anderson
Andrei Arlovski vs Tai Tuivasa
CM Punk vs Mike Jackson
Alistair Overeem vs Curtis Blaydes
Ricardo Lamas vs Mirsad Bektic
Joseph Benavidez vs Sergio Pettis
dos Anjos’ previous fight: Robbie Lawler vs Rafael dos Anjos
Covington’s previous fight: Demian Maia vs Colby Covington
dos Anjos’ next fight: Rafael dos Anjos vs Kamaru Usman
Covington’s next fight: Colby Covington vs Robbie Lawler
dos Anjos vs Covington Fight Video:
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