It is now Rafael Dos Anjos’s time. After going through Jason High, the former champion Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz with brilliant performances, Rafa won the shot at the UFC lightweight belt.
The Black Belt from Roberto Gordo Jiu-Jitsu faces the champion Anthony Pettis on March 14 in Dallas, Texas, at UFC 185.
In an interview for Combat, the black belt revealed to the reporter Evelyn Rodrigues how he wants to win over the “creative” Pettis.
“I think if you leave Pettis play too loose, feeling no pressure, he will start to drop those kicks, which are very dangerous. Anthony is a very creative and thoughtful man, but if I get close not letting him breathe, putting pressure on him inside the octagon, working a heavy hand from the top, this will intimidate him a little. The way is to make my game and move forward, which is what I have been doing in my last fights “, analyzed the lightweight.
The number one category ranking says he loves fighting in the underdog position, and is sure he will be the first Brazilian lightweight champion.
“I like being the underdog, I’m used to. This is something that motivates me even more and I know that in this fight against Pettis will not be different, I will be the underdog. But I fight well when I have big tests. Ben Henderson was knocked out and will not be different with Pettis. I will do the same. I want to make history, I will be the first Brazilian to win the lightweight belt, and with each passing day, I’m even more confident”, he said.
And you, dear reader, have faith in Dos Anjos?