Rafael Dos Anjos

TRAINING: I trained very well for this fight, with no injuries. I trained in Rio, Black House in California and in New Jersey, with focus on wrestling, striking, takedown defense, ground game and everything in between.

When and why did you start training for fighting? When I was a teenager, I watched some classes and videos and decided that was what I wanted to do

What ranks and titles have you held? Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion, Fury FC champion, BJJ black belt

Do you have any heroes? None

What does it mean for you to fight in the UFC? It’s the greatest opportunity, and I am very happy.

Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? No

What was your job before you started fighting? I was a jiu-jitsu instructor

Specific accomplishments in amateur competition? Brazilian jiu-jitsu champion

Favorite grappling technique: Arm lock

Favorite Striking technique:  Low kicks

•    Win over Etim was UFC 112’s Submission of the Night.

•    Bout against Griffin was UFC Fight Night’s Fight of The Night.

•    Seven wins by submission, two by knockout – KO of Sotiropoulos was his first KO win since 2005 and first KO due to strikes (first was a TKO due to cuts)

•    Has competed in the Pancrase and Shooto organizations

•    Submitted PRIDE veteran Johil de Oliveira

Fight History

Skill Breakdown
Charts are compiled based on results from all fights.
Total Fights: 9
Record: 15-6-0
Summary: Jiu-Jitsu
Fighter Info
From: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Fights Out Of: Rio de Janeiro Brazil
Age: 27
Height: 5′ 9" ( 175 cm )
Weight: 155 lb ( 70 kg )


Total Attempted Strikes
31% Successful
Types of Successful Strikes
63% Standing
Striking Defense
The percentage of total strikes avoided


Total Takedowns
33% Successful
Grappling Totals by Type
Takedown Defense
The percentage of total takedowns avoided
Result Fighters Event Str TD Sub Pass Method Replay
Gleison Tibau
UFC® 139 Live on Pay-Per-View: Shogun vs. Henderson

Nov 19, 2011

56 2 0 0 R3Decision – Split
Rafael Dos Anjos 25 0 0 0
George Sotiropoulos
UFC® 132: Cruz vs. Faber

Jul 2, 2011

2 0 0 0 R1KO/TKO
Rafael Dos Anjos 2 0 0 0
Clay Guida

Aug 7, 2010

19 2 0 3 R3Submission
Rafael Dos Anjos 17 1 0 0
Terry Etim

Apr 10, 2010

7 0 1 0 R2Submission
Rafael Dos Anjos 25 2 1 5
Rafael Dos Anjos
UFC® Fight Night™: MAYNARD vs DIAZ

Jan 11, 2010

42 5 2

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