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Current rankings @ Welterweight
When is Anjos vs Barberena?
Rafael dos Anjos will square off against Bryan Barberena in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland, on Saturday 3rd December 2022 at Amway Center in Orlando.
The fight will take place over 3 rounds in the Welterweight division, which means the weight limit will be 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
Anjos vs Barberena stats
Rafael dos Anjos steps 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 will make 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 suggest Barberena has a massive power advantage over Anjos, boosting at 61% knock out percentage over Anjos' 16%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Anjos will have a large advantage over Barberena, boasting at 32% submission rate over Barberena's 11%.
Rafael dos Anjos is the older man by 5 years, at 38 years old.
Barberena has a height advantage of 4 inches over Anjos. This also extends to a 2-inch reach advantage.
Anjos is 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 has fought 64 more professional rounds, 129 to Barberena's 65.
Anjos vs Barberena form
Rafael dos Anjos has beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he 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.
Barberena has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going the distance twice.
In his last fight, he defeated Robbie Lawler at UFC 276 on 2nd July 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had defeated Matt Brown at UFC Fight Night Columbus on 26th March 2022 by split decision in their 3 round contest at Nationwide Arena, Columbus.
Going into that contest, he had won against Darian Weeks at UFC Fight Night on 4th December 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
Before that, he had been beaten by Jason Witt at UFC Vegas 33 on 31st July 2021 by majority decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Randy Brown at UFC on ESPN+ 12 on 22nd June 2019 by knockout in the 3rd round at Bon Secours Wellness Arena, Greenville.
In terms of recent activity, Rafael dos Anjos has been fighting more than Bryan Barberena.
Rafael dos Anjos last fought 4 months and 19 days ago, while Bryan Barberena's last outing was 4 months and 26 days ago.
Anjos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 8 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 2 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Barberena's last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 5 months and 6 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 8 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2.8 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Anjos vs Barberena?
Rafael dos Anjos is currently 2/13 (-670) to win the bout outright, while you can get 9/2 (+450) on Bryan Barberena if you fancy the big upset.
Anjos vs Barberena US streams
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UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland Tickets
Amway Center, Orlando
Show open: TBA
Main card starts: 7pm (EST)
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