Former UFC Lightweight champion and Welterweight interim title challenger Rafael Dos Anjos will face Bryan Barberena at UFC Orlando on December 3rd at the Amway Center per Combate.
‘RDA’ (31-14-0) competes in the Lightweight (155 lbs) division where he is currently ranked #8. The fight, however, will take place at Welterweight (170 lbs) against Bryan Barberena (18-8) who is currently unranked.
Dos Anjos last competed against Rafael Fiziev in a 5-round main event on July 9th. He lost the bout by 5th-round TKO in what was a close battle until then. Following the loss, he stated that his title aspirations have come to an end and he wishes only to compete in fun fights or against fellow legends of the game.
Bryan ‘Bam Bam’ Barberena showed out massively in his last outing. He scored a 2nd-round TKO win over former UFC Welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. He became the first man to knock Lawler out since Tyron Woodley at UFC 201 in 2016. Barberena threw over 300 strikes in under 2 rounds.
Dos Anjos looks to go out on his shield within the next few fights while Barberena will try to make the most of an opportunity to face another UFC legend.