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The MMA Every day: Rafael dos Anjos again to welterweight for Bryan Barberena – The AllStar


Rafael dos Anjos is transferring again to the UFC’s welterweight division.

In keeping with a report from Portuguese media outlet Combate, the previous light-weight champion will return to 170 kilos for the primary time since 2020 to face fan-favorite brawler, Bryan Barberena, at UFC Orlando in December.

Dos Anjos final foray into the heavier weight division got here reverse Michael Chiesa in what was a three-round choice loss. He exited the load class with a report of 4 wins and 4 losses, however has since gone 2-1 at light-weight, together with his most up-to-date bout ending in a loss by way of KO within the fifth spherical of his bout in opposition to Rafael Fiziev.

Barberena will trip a three-fight win streak into the December bout with wins over names corresponding to Matt Brown and Robbie Lawler, the latter happening in July of this 12 months.

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The perfect of the remainder

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  5. Mackenzie Dern says UFC Vegas 61 closure falls on Mark Zuckerberg renting out UFC Apex, Dana White denies – MMAMania.com

The soapbox

Borz eyes his subsequent meal:

Dana White denies the rumours surrounding UFC Vegas 61:

“I’m not shocked, motherfuckers”:

Mike Davis unveils his new physique:

T-Wrecks is sport:

Della’s in search of a scrap:

The morning view

JHK Catches up with Mana Martinez forward of UFC Vegas 62:

Dan Hardy digs into the archives to interrupt down Usman vs Covington I:

An assortment of Herb Dean’s most interesting moments:

Finished offers


  • Rafael dos Anjos to battle Bryan Barberena at UFC Orlando on December third (per Combate)
  • Arman Tsarukyan to battle Damir Ismagulov at UFC Vegas 66 on December seventeenth (per Marcel Dorf)
  • Kelvin Gastelum to battle Nassourdine Imavov at UFC Vegas 67 on January 14th (per La Sueur)
  • Brad Tavares to battle Gregory Rodrigues at UFC 283 on January twenty first (per Laerte Viana)
  • Josiane Nunes to battle Zarah Fairn at UFC 283 on January twenty first (per Guilherme Cruz)
  • Daniel da Silva to battle Vinicius Salvador at UFC 282 on December tenth (per Raphael Marinho)


  • Jose Johnson to battle Vince Morales at UFC Vegas 65 on November nineteenth (per Alex Behunin)


  • Brandon Moreno vs Deiveson Figueiredo within the works for UFC 283 on Jan twenty first (per Rodrigo Gonzalez)


  • Derrick Lewis to battle Serghei Spivac at UFC Vegas 65 on November nineteenth (per UFC)
  • Chris Curtis to battle Joaquin Buckley at UFC 282 on December tenth (per Iridium Sports activities)
  • Gabriel Bonfim to battle Mounir Lazzez at UFC 283 on January twenty first (per Iridium Sports activities)
  • Yamato Nishikawa replaces J. Mullarkey to battle Magomed Mustafaev at UFC 280 on October twenty second (per MMA Struggle Universe)

On this present day in MMA…

On the twenty ninth of September, 2012, an undefeated Stipe Miocic suffered the primary lack of his profession at UFC on Gas TV 5 by the hands of Stefan Struve.

Driving a nine-fight win streak into the bout, Miocic entered the Octagon as the favourite reverse Struve, 24-5, with many anticipating him to stroll off with a win.

The primary spherical noticed forwards and backwards from each heavyweights, with Miocic seeking to get the higher of the exchanges, nonetheless spherical two was totally different. Struve turned up the aggression early, backing Miocic up earlier than touchdown a strong proper hand, adopted by a sequence of uppercuts, forcing the referee to step in.

The official stoppage occurred at 3:50 of the second spherical.

Strefan Struve punches Stipe Miocic on the UFC on Gas TV occasion on September 29, 2012 in Nottingham, England. (Photograph by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC by way of Getty Pictures)


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