Rafael
dos Anjos
24-7-0( W-L-D )
Current Rank: Champion Lightweight

Fight History

Skill Breakdown

Charts are compiled based on results from 18 fights.
Record: 24-7-0
Summary: Jiu-Jitsu

Fighter Info

From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 30
Height: 5' 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )

Striking

Total Attempted Strikes
0
1609
41% Successful
654
Types of Successful Strikes
0
654
64% Standing
14%
22%
416
94
144
Striking Defense
70
%
The percentage of total strikes avoided

Grappling

Total Takedowns
0
87
45% Successful
39
Grappling Totals by Type
 
 
Subm.
Passes
Sweeps
12
34
1
Takedown Defense
65
%
The percentage of total takedowns avoided

Biography

TRAINING: I’ve been training hard for seven months and I'm hungry to fight again.

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was a teenager, I watched some classes and videos and decided that was what I wanted to do

What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion, Fury FC champion, BJJ black belt

Do you have any heroes? None

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the greatest opportunity, and I am very happy.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a jiu-jitsu instructor

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion

Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock

Favorite striking technique: Low kicks
• Has won nine of his last 10 and four straight

• Eight wins by submission (4 RNC, 3 armbar, kimura), four by knockout – KO of Sotiropoulos was his first KO win since 2005 and first KO due to strikes (first was a TKO due to cuts)

• Has competed in the Pancrase and Shooto organizations

• Submitted PRIDE veteran Johil de Oliveira

Career

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