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Rafael dos Anjos faces Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FOX 11

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lightweight showdown between Rafael dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov is set for UFC on FOX 11 on April 19 in Orlando, Fla.

Dos Anjos was slated to face Rustam Khabilov at UFC 170, but that was canceled because of an injury to Khabilov, according to UFC officials Tuesday.

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Post #1   2/5/14 12:49:37AM   

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I'm glad this fight is taking place. RDA originally thought Nurmagomedov was who he was suppose to fight in the first place.

This Fox Card is looking very nice.

Post #2   2/5/14 12:55:04AM   

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This is going to be a fun one

Post #3   2/5/14 1:16:41AM   

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Cool. Doesn't matter to me which one of these Russians he fights. I love watching both of them.

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Three men in the division on 5 fight UFC win streaks, one of them will have the streak ended here. This was always a brilliant match up to make and I think either guy with a win here should have earned a title shot. Especially given guys like Melendez and Diaz don't see to want to fight.

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Hahahaha this worked out for the best because RDA was training for Khabib this whole time

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Posted by jjeans

Three men in the division on 5 fight UFC win streaks, one of them will have the streak ended here. This was always a brilliant match up to make and I think either guy with a win here should have earned a title shot. Especially given guys like Melendez and Diaz don't see to want to fight.



Title may be held up if they're putting together Pettis vs. Aldo. Even if not, this may put the winner of the fight into the Top 5 LW Rankings, but no top 5 wins under their belt. Aside from Pettis/Aldo, I'd rather see Melendez or Grant get the next shot. Even Bendo has already made a case one fight removed from being champ.

I just don't think whoever wins between RDA/Khabib `should` have earned a title shot. But I would say the winner does deserve a Melendez/Bendo/Grant in a #1 Contender Bout while Aldo or one of those 3 take next.

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I still get these two Russians mixed up. I think Khabib is the better of the two though.

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i called it !!!! hahahha

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Title may be held up if they're putting together Pettis vs. Aldo. Even if not, this may put the winner of the fight into the Top 5 LW Rankings, but no top 5 wins under their belt. Aside from Pettis/Aldo, I'd rather see Melendez or Grant get the next shot.


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Winner of this may be a fight away from a title shot

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This really REALLY sucks for UFC 170. It could really be harmful for casual interest.

Rashad vs Cormier is already an automatic stinker. Will most likely be a wrestling match like Davis-Rashad. But even if they box it will be like Lil Nog-Rashad as I doubt Rashad is aggressive against a decent HW puncher, and doubt Cormier is aggressive for his first weight cut.

We know Rory won't make a good fight unless its brought too him. As now he prides himself on being GSP Jr. Which wouldn't be bad if he fought like GSP coming off theinjury because every fight since has been awesome. But seeing how Maia is a ggrappler you know he'll be extra cautious.

Ronda vs McMann is judo vs wrestling and McMann doesn't have much personality.

Whitaker vs Thompson will probably the one good fight on the main card but nobodynows who they are. Its a dream card for people who love grappling and the technical aspects. But we know hard cores don't make up tons of PPV buys.

They should just make this free on fight pass. I'll watch it though and hope for a good night of fights.

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For UFC on Fox is just went from awesome to BADASS! VERY GOOD FIGHT. I have Khabib by decision in a great fight. The stand up fight will be interesting but I wouldn't mind a ground war with Khabib slamming out of submissions.

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Posted by 40ouncetpkid

For UFC on Fox is just went from awesome to BADASS! VERY GOOD FIGHT. I have Khabib by decision in a great fight. The stand up fight will be interesting but I wouldn't mind a ground war with Khabib slamming out of submissions.



I agree, the card is exceptional at this point.

Fabricio Werdum vs. Travis Browne
Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche
Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza
Brad Tavares vs. Yoel Romero
Jorge Masvidal vs. Pat Healy
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Post #14   2/5/14 2:43:06PM