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Conor McGregor vs Rafael dos Anjos preview
When is McGregor vs dos Anjos?
Conor McGregor could potentially face Rafael dos Anjos, in Autumn/Fall 2022.
The fight would be scheduled for 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which means the weight limit would be 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
McGregor vs dos Anjos stats
Conor McGregor would step into the octagon with a record of 22 wins, 6 loses and 0 draws, 19 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 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 McGregor would have a massive power advantage over Anjos, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Anjos' 16%.
If the fight goes to the ground, their records suggest Anjos would have a large advantage over McGregor, boosting at 34% submission rate over McGregor's 5%.
Conor McGregor is the younger man by 4 years, at 34 years old.
McGregor has a height advantage of 1 inch over Anjos. This also extends to a 4-inch reach advantage.
McGregor is currently the less experienced professional fighter, having had 18 fewer fights, and made his debut in 2008, 3 year and 5 months later than Anjos, whose first professional fight was in 2004. He has fought 86 less professional rounds, 45 to Anjos' 131.
McGregor vs dos Anjos form
Rafael dos Anjos has beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight, he defeated 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 defeated 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 beat 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.
McGregor's last 4 fights have come over a period of 4 years, 7 months and 24 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 1 year and 2 months. In those fights, he fought a total of 8 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 2 rounds on average.
Anjos' last 5 fights have come over a period of 3 years, 4 months and 5 days, meaning he has been fighting on average every 8 months and 1 day. In those fights, he fought a total of 20 rounds, meaning that they have lasted 4 rounds on average.
What are the odds on McGregor vs dos Anjos?
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