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Rafael dos Anjos gunning for rematch with Clay Guida

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Rafael dos Anjos has had plenty of up and downs in his UFC career, losing his first two fights, winning his next three and then suffering a broken jaw in the third round of his clash with Clay Guida.

Last week was definitely one of the highlights of his nine-fight stint in the UFC as he submitted Kamal Shalorus with a Rear-Naked Choke in a little less than two minutes. The submission was set up with a perfectly timed head kick which dropped the Iranian and, as he explained in an exclusive interview with Fighters.com, Dos Anjos feels that this stand up has improved dramatically since he first burst onto the international scene.

“When I first came to the UFC, I only knew Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and some Boxing but training at Evolve MMA in Singapore has given me the high level Muay Thai. The trainers there have 300 professional fights each, there are so many world champions there to teach many things.  For sure, I learn a lot with this team,” he explained.

Dos Anjos also displayed his newfound striking prowess at UFC 132 when he stopped George Sotiropolous with strikes early in the opening round but suffered a Split Decision loss to Gleison Tibau in his follow-up performance, dropping his record inside the Octagon drop to 4-4.

The Brazilian does not do boring fights so matchmakers would be loathe to let him go but he was still potentially fighting for his UFC future against Shalorus and admitted it was a relief to get back to winning ways, stating, “I am very happy to win because this fight had a lot of pressure. I am a BJJ Black Belt but now my Muay Thai is very good too and I was happy to get to use both. My wrestling has also improved a lot.”

MMA in Brazil appears to be burgeoning with the first ever TUF Brazil show coming to its conclusion and UFC 147 booked for the 25,000 capacity Estádio Jornalista Felipe Drumond in Belo Horizonte after the sold out success of UFC 142 in Rio De Janeiro.

Dos Anjos says he would love to be on that card and wants to fight in Brazil for the UFC, although he refuses to offer a prediction for the long awaited rematch between Wanderlei Silva and Vitor Belfort,

“I would love to fight in Brazil for the UFC, this is one of my dreams. MMA is now very big in Brazil and there are many good fighters,” said Dos Anjos, adding on Silva-Belfort, “I do not know who will win but they are both legends and I wish them best of luck for both of them.”

Many feel that the lightweight division is the most competitive in the entire UFC and moving forwards there are no shortage of potential future opponents for Dos Anjos. He still has one eye on the past and there is one loss in particular he would relish the opportunity to avenge.

“I would like a rematch with Clay Guida,” Dos Anjos admitted. “I was winning the fight for two rounds but my jaw was broken in two places. He is a good fighter, but I believe in myself. I want to fight as much as possible.  I will fight anyone.”

The UFC could do worse than book a rematch between Guida and Dos Anjos but before he fights again the Brazilian will probably have another assignment, helping Frankie Edgar prepare for his second fight with Benson Henderson.

“I am not sure if I will go or not, but I am ready to go and help Frankie again if he asks me to, training with him is very good. Even if I do not I will still continue to train at Team EVOLVE, Team Reign, Team Kings MMA and Blackhouse, they are the best places in the world to train and they make me a more complete fighter.”

PHOTO CREDIT – UFC


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