The next big UFC event is due to take place, is the match between the Irish Dragon and Rafael Dos Anjos. The five-round event and clash brings together one former lightweight champion against another, with many calling it the biggest fight for a while to enter the ring.
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The last time we have seen Rafael Dos Anjos play, was over four years ago with his unanimous defeat against Tony Ferguson in Mexico City. His past defeat was due to weighing under the required size a by a small percentage. This was believed to be the downfall of his 4-year ago most recent fight. Sports reports recently from CNN and Sky Sports, say Rafael has a lot to prove to himself. This fight has huge importance to him; a chance to return hugely back into the game.
Felder the ‘Irish Dragon’ had his last fight and defeat in February of this year, making this the perfect opportunity to redeem himself. Although the fighter also has suffered a defeat in his last fight, it was by slim margins, in comparison to Anjos. Felder was not supposed to be fighting Anjos, yet the fight came to be due to Islam Makhachev dropping out of the line up against the Brazilian. Felder wasted no time to request to take up the position and face the new opportunity. When asked to comment to Sky Sports, the fighter said that a win against Anjos, would put him straight back into the thick of the sport, allowing him to begin the chase of Lightweight champion once again.
This fight will of course hugely impact 2021’s fight events to come, to make things more interesting in the months to come. The shift of Makhachev and Felder has made the bookies go crazy, especially with punters’ excitement for the new dynamic that will be watched between Felder and Anjos. The event to come will be the event of the end of fall, no doubt about it.