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Rafael dos Anjos vs Bryan Barberena report
Who won Anjos vs Barberena?
Rafael dos Anjos beat Bryan Barberena by submission in the 2nd round during the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Anjos vs Barberena stats
Rafael dos Anjos stepped into the octagon with a record of 31 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, 5 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 10 by submission.
Bryan Barberena made his way to the cage with a record of 18 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, with 11 of those wins by knock out and 2 by submission.
The stats suggested Barberena had a massive power advantage over Anjos, boosting at 61% knock out percentage over Anjos' 16%.
If the fight went to the ground, their records suggested Anjos had a large advantage over Barberena, boasting at 32% submission rate over Barberena's 11%.
Rafael dos Anjos was the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Barberena had a height advantage of 4 inches over Anjos. That also extended to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Anjos was the more experienced professional fighter, having had 19 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 5 years earlier than Barberena, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 63 more professional rounds, 131 to Barberena's 68.
Anjos vs Barberena form
Rafael dos Anjos had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Rafael Fiziev at UFC Fight Night: Dos Anjos vs. Fiziev on 9th July 2022 by knockout in the 5th round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had won against Renato Moicano at UFC 272 on 5th March 2022 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas.
Going into that contest, he had beat Paul Felder at UFC Vegas 14 on 14th November 2020 by split decision in their 5 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Michael Chiesa at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh.
He had lost to Leon Edwards at UFC on ESPN 4 on 20th July 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at AT&T Center, San Antonio.
Bryan Barberena had stopped 1 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight leading up to this contest, he had lost to Jason Witt at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Randy Brown at UFC on ESPN+ 12 on 22nd June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Vicente Luque at UFC on ESPN 1 on 17th February 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Talking Stick Resort Arena, Phoenix.
Before that, he had defeated Jake Ellenberger at UFC Fight Night 135 on 25th August 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Pinnacle Bank Arena, Lincoln.
He had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 115 on 2nd September 2017 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Ahoy Rotterdam, Rotterdam, Netherlands.
In terms of activity leading into the fight, Rafael dos Anjos had been fighting more than Bryan Barberena.
Going to this contest, Rafael dos Anjos had last fought 8 months and 13 days ago, while Bryan Barberena's last outing had been 1 year, 7 months and 19 days ago.
Anjos' last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 8 months and 2 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 8 months and 25 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Barberena's last 5 fights had come over a period of 5 years, 6 months and 20 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 9 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
What were the odds on Anjos vs Barberena?
Rafael dos Anjos was a 1/5 (-500) favourite going into the contest, while Bryan Barberena made his way into the ring at 15/4 (+380) with oddsmakers.
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