Lightweights Rafael dos Anjos and Kyle Bradley are slated to meet on the preliminary card of UFC Fight Night 20 on January 11 in Fairfax, Virginia, with MMAjunkie today reporting that the matchup is nearly finalized.
After beginning his UFC career with back-to-back losses to Jeremy Stephens and Tyson Griffin, dos Anjos (12-4) secured his first win inside the Octagon in September with a unanimous decision over Rob Emerson.
Bradley (14-6) also began 0-2 in the UFC with defeats to Chris Lytle and Joe Lauzon before rebounding in May with a first-round knockout of Phillipe Nover.
UFC Fight Night 20 is expected to be headlined by Gray Maynard vs. Nate Diaz, with the Spike TV-televised event also reported to feature Josh Koscheck vs. Mike Pierce, Efrain Escudero vs. Nik Lentz, and Tom Lawlor vs. Aaron Simpson.
Pictured: Rafael dos Anjos