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Rafael dos Anjos to Battle Tarec Saffiedine Next

Kelsey Mowatt


After announcing¬† earlier this year that he’s decided to return to the welterweight division, Rafael dos Anjos his next bout, and its with Tarec Saffiedine.

In January, RDA surprised more than a few folks, by revealing he’d decided to leave the lightweight division behind. After all, when 2016 began, dos Anjos was the reigning 155 champ. That ended last July, however, when he was stopped by Eddie Alvarez.

According to a report from Channel News Asia the UFC has confirmed that dos Anjos will face Saffiedine on June 17th, at the promotion’s Fight Night card in Singapore. Saffiedine is coming off a split decision loss to Dong Hyun Kim in December, while dos Anjos lost via decision to Tony Ferguson in November.

So, that’s a big fight for both men, as both are coming off back-to-back defeats.


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