Review: 2014-12-13, good fight between Rafael dos Anjos and Nate Diaz: it gets three stars. The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu Rafael dos Anjos entered this fight with a pro mma record of 22-7-0 (55% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.2 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Anthony Pettis); he suffered his last defeat at the beginning of 2014 when he faced Khabib Nurmagomedov (=dos Anjos vs Nurmagomedov) but after this bout he has beat Jason High (=dos Anjos vs High) and the former Ufc Lw champion Benson Henderson (=Henderson vs dos Anjos). Nate Diaz missed the lightweight limit of 155 lbs weighting in at 160.6 pounds, so he will be fined 20% of his purse.
His opponent, Nate Diaz (black belt in Bjj as well), has an official record of 17-9-0 (88% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.10 in the same weight class, he suffered two consecutive losses between 2012 and 2013, against Benson Henderson (=Henderson vs Diaz) and Josh Thomson (=Diaz vs Thomson), but then he came back to win taking revenge on Gray Maynard in their rematch (=Maynard vs Diaz 2). Dos Anjos vs Diaz is on the undercard of Junior dos Santos vs Stipe Miocic – UFC on Fox 13. Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC on Fox 13: dos Santos vs Miocic
Where: US Airways Center, Phoenix, Arizona, USA
Division: catchweight (160 lbs, 72 kg)
Dos Anjos’ previous fight: Benson Henderson vs Rafael dos Anjos
Diaz’s previous fight: Gray Maynard vs Nate Diaz 2
Dos Anjos’ next fight: Anthony Pettis vs Rafael dos Anjos
Diaz’s next fight: Michael Johnson vs Nate Diaz
(highlights video hosted on Youtube)