Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Opponent & Date For Rafael dos Anjos’ First UFC Lightweight Title Defense Announced

UFC announced on Thursday the first official challenger to Rafael dos Anjos for the UFC Lightweight Championship.

Rafael dos Anjos won the UFC 155-pound title by defeating Anthony Pettis in March, but was sidelined temporarily with a knee injury.

On Saturday, December 19 in Orlando, Florida, dos Anjos will make the first defense of his championship reign against the highly regarded Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone on a show live on FOX.

Cerrone noted earlier this week that he would not wait for a UFC Lightweight title shot past a certain date, and if he had to, he would move up to 170 pounds to get a fight, however UFC ultimately pulled the trigger on giving “Cowboy” the shot.

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