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Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos

Nationality :Brazilian-American
Date Of Birth :October 26, 1984
Height :5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight :

Rafael dos Anjos is a professional mixed martial artist from Brazil. He now fights in the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s Welterweight and Lightweight divisions.

QUICK FACTS

BornOctober 26, 1984 (age 38)
Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil 
NationalityBrazilian
American
Height5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight170 lb (77 kg; 12 st 2 lb)
DivisionLightweight (2004–2016, 2020–present)
Welterweight (2017–2020, 2022–present)
Reach70 in (178 cm) 

Rafael dos Anjos Biography, EarlyLife

Rafael Dos Anjos was born in the national capital of Brazil, Rio de Janeiro, on 26 October 1984 to lower-middle-class parents. He was brought up in the Niteroi locality, which wasn’t a perfect place, and exposed Rafael to bullying, by other kids. But he proved that he wasn’t someone to mess with and gave the bullies back the taste of their own medicine. He was constantly getting in fights in schools and the streets of Rio, which led his parents to devise another way to deal with their son’s violent streaks.
 
He enrolled in Jiu-Jitsu classes, a Japanese martial art form. It was Rafael’s own decision mostly as he had been a fan of Rickson Gracie, who he saw in one of the very first televised MMA fights. Rafael was 13 years old then and immediately fell in love with MMA, and started dreaming about being on television in an MMA fight. Roberto Barradas was a popular teacher in his locality and Rafael became his apprentice. For the next 3 years, Rafael stayed with him and learned the art of Jiu Jutsu.
 
Anjo’s family changed cities once Rafael received his blue belt and shifted to Minas Gerais and that turned out to be the biggest turning point in his life. He met Aldo Januario in the academy of Gracie-Barra and became Aldo’s student. From there, Rafael went on to win the National Championship in the junior tournament for Jiu Jutsu and once he earned the Purple Belt, he targeted several other tournaments and championships, where he emerged the winner more often than not.

Rafael dos Anjos Education

His educational history is not published because he has not yet given it to the public. However, this detailed information is currently being reviewed and will be updated soon.

Rafael dos Anjos’s Height, And Weight

Rafael dos Anjos has an athletic body standing at the perfect height of 5 feet 8 inches and weighs around 77 kg.

Career

Most of dos Anjos’s early time was spent in his native Brazil. He began his career with a record of 2-2; both defeats were by split decision. Dos Anjos then racked up nine straight victories, including six submissions. His regional record of 11–2 was sufficient to earn him a visit from the UFC.

Dos Anjos lost his UFC debut to Jeremy Stephens at UFC 91. Dos Anjos was knocked out in the third round after receiving an uppercut. At UFC Fight Night 18, dos Anjos faced Tyson Griffin in his second UFC bout. Dos Anjos was defeated in the back-and-forth fight by unanimous decision. The match was awarded the Fight of the Night.

Dos Anjos was scheduled to fight Matt Wiman at UFC 103 on September 19, 2009, but due to Wiman’s knee injury, he instead faced Rob Emerson. Dos Anjos won a significant victory by unanimous decision. Dos Anjos fought Mark Bocek at UFC 154 on November 17, 2012. Again, he had the upper hand in both stand-up and ground combat and won the fight unanimously.

Dos Anjos then confronted Evan Dunham on UFC on FX 8 on May 18, 2013. The combat was decided unanimously in his favor. However, there was some controversy as ten out of ten media outlets gave Dunham the victory.

Dos Anjos fought Bryan Barberena in a welterweight bout at UFC on ESPN 42 on December 3, 2022. He triumphed in the second round with a neck wrench. Dos Anjos surpassed Frankie Edgar for the most extended fight duration and became the first fighter in UFC history to achieve 8 hours of fight time.

Dos Anjos was scheduled to face Vicente Luque at UFC Fight Night 224 on July 15, 2023. However, the duo was moved to UFC Fight Night 226 for unknown reasons.

Rafael dos Anjos’s Net Worth

According to Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider, Rafael dos Anjos has a net worth of $5 million.

Rafael dos Anjos’s Wife, Marriage, Children

Dos Anjos and his wife, Cris, have three children. Dos Anjos announced on social media on December 20, 2019, that he and his family have become naturalized U.S. citizens.

Rafael dos Anjos Awards

  • Ultimate Fighting Championship
    • UFC Lightweight Championship (One time)
      • One successful title defense
    • Fight of the Night (Three times) vs. Tyson Griffin, Tony Ferguson, and Paul Felder
    • Submission of the Night (One time) vs. Terry Etim
    • Performance of the Night (Four times) vs. Donald Cerrone, Anthony Pettis, Benson Henderson, and Neil Magny
    • Longest total fight time in UFC history (8:01:49)
    • Most unanimous decision wins in UFC history (11)
    • Tied (Francisco Trinaldo) for most unanimous decision wins in UFC Lightweight history (7)
    • First and only fighter to reach 8 hours of fight time in UFC history
    • Tied (Dustin Poirier, Jon Jones & Neil Magny) for sixth-most wins in UFC history (21)
    • Second most decision fights in UFC history (20)
    • Tied (Demian Maia) for sixth-most bouts in UFC history (33)
  • Fight Matrix
    • Lineal MMA Lightweight Champion (One time, Former)

Submission grappling

Brazilian jiu-jitsu

  • World Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    • 2003 Purple Belt Peso Leve: 1st Place
  • Brazilian National Jiu-Jitsu Championship
    • 2004 Brown Belt Peso Leve: 3rd Place
    • 2005 Brown Belt Peso Leve: 3rd place
  • European Championship
    • 2006 Black Belt Peso Leve: 3rd place

FAQ

What is the net worth of Rafael dos Anjos?

His net worth is 5 million dollars.

What is the height of Rafael dos Anjos?

His height is 5 feet 8 inches.

What is the age of Rafael dos Anjos?

His age is 38 years as of 2023.

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