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When is Dos Anjos vs Gillespie?
Rafael dos Anjos could potentially face the challenge of Gregor Gillespie, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would be contested over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Dos Anjos vs Gillespie stats
Rafael dos Anjos would step 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.
Gregor Gillespie would make his way to the cage with a record of 14 wins, 1 loss and 0 draws, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 5 by submission.
The stats suggest Gillespie would have a massive power advantage over Anjos, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Anjos' 16%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Gillespie would have a slight advantage over Anjos, with a 36% submission rate over Anjos' 32%.
Rafael dos Anjos is the older man by 2 years, at 38 years old.
Anjos has a height advantage of 1 inch over Gillespie. Despite this, Gillespie has 1-inch reach advantage.
Anjos is currently the more experienced professional fighter, having had 30 more fights, and made his debut in 2004, 9 years and 3 months earlier than Gillespie, whose first professional fight was in 2014. He has fought 105 more professional rounds, 129 to Gillespie's 24.
Dos Anjos vs Gillespie 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 beat 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 won against 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.
Gillespie has beaten 4 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 3 of them, going the distance once.
In his last fight, he beat Diego Ferreira at UFC Vegas 26 on 8th May 2021 by knockout in the 2nd round at UFC APEX, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Kevin Lee at UFC 244 on 2nd November 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Madison Square Garden, New York City.
Going into that contest, he had beat Yancy Medeiros at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on 19th January 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at Barclays Center, Brooklyn.
Before that, he had defeated Vinc Pichel at UFC Fight Night 131 on 1st June 2018 by submission in the 2nd round at Adirondack Bank Center, Utica.
He had won against Jordan Rinaldi at UFC on FOX 27 on 27th January 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Spectrum Center, Charlotte.
In terms of recent activity, Rafael dos Anjos has been fighting more than Gregor Gillespie.
Rafael dos Anjos last fought 4 months and 22 days ago, while Gregor Gillespie's last outing was 1 year, 6 months and 23 days ago.
Anjos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 11 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 3 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 23 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4.6 rounds on average.
Gillespie's last 5 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 10 months and 4 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 11 months and 19 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 1.6 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Dos Anjos vs Gillespie?
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