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Tony Ferguson vs Rafael dos Anjos preview
When is Ferguson vs Dos Anjos?
Tony Ferguson could potentially face the challenge of Rafael dos Anjos, in Summer 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).
Ferguson vs Dos Anjos stats
Tony Ferguson would step into the octagon with a record of 25 wins, 8 loses and 0 draws, 12 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 8 by submission.
Rafael dos Anjos would make his way to the cage with a record of 32 wins, 14 loses and 0 draws, with 5 of those wins by knock out and 11 by submission.
The stats suggest Ferguson would have a massive power advantage over Anjos, boasting at 48% knock out percentage over Anjos' 16%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Anjos would have a slight advantage over Ferguson, with a 34% submission rate over Ferguson's 32%.
Tony Ferguson is the older man by 1 year, at 39 years old.
Ferguson has a height advantage of 3 inches over Anjos. This also extends to a 6-inch reach advantage.
Ferguson is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 13 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 year and 6 months later than Anjos, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 56 less professional rounds, 75 to Anjos' 131.
Ferguson vs Dos Anjos form
Ferguson has lost to all of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he lost to Nate Diaz at UFC 279 on 10th September 2022 by in the 4th round at T-Mobile Arena, Las Vegas, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Michael Chandler at UFC 274 on 7th May 2022 by knockout in the 2nd round at Jeunesse Arena, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Going into that contest, he had lost to Beneil Dariush at UFC 262 on 15th May 2021 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at Toyota Center, Houston, United States.
Before that, he had been beaten by Charles Oliveira at UFC 256 on 12th December 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at UFC APEX, Las Vegas.
He had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC 249 on 9th May 2020 by knockout in the 5th round at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena, Jacksonville.
Rafael dos Anjos has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he beat Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night: Thompson vs. Holland on 3rd December 2022 by submission in the 2nd round at Amway Center, Orlando, United States.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by 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.
Going into that contest, 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.
Before that, 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.
He had lost to Michael Chiesa at UFC on ESPN+ 24 on 25th January 2020 by unanimous decision in their 3 round contest at PNC Arena, Raleigh.
In terms of recent activity, Tony Ferguson has been fighting more than Rafael dos Anjos.
Tony Ferguson last fought 6 months and 14 days ago, while Rafael dos Anjos' last outing was 3 months and 21 days ago.
Ferguson's last 5 fights have come over a period of 2 years, 10 months and 15 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 6 months and 28 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 17 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 3.4 rounds on average.
Anjos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 27 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 7 months and 18 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on Ferguson vs Dos Anjos?
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