Vicente Luque vs. Rafael Dos Anjos: Former lightweight champion set to return at UFC leaving fans stunned

The UFC has announced that welterweights Vicente Luque and Rafael Dos Anjos will headline a UFC Fight Night event on July 15. This highly-anticipated match-up is expected to be a barnburner, as both fighters are known for their aggressive fighting styles and knockout power.

Recent track record of Vicente Luque and Rafael Dos Anjos

Luque, who is currently ranked #10 in the welterweight division, did not have the best of time in the recent past. Since his victory against Micheal Chiesa at UFC 265, he concurred two consecutive losses. ‘The Silent Assassin’ last lived up to his name in that match of 2021.

The win was Luque’s fourth in a row. That victory definitely solidified his position as one of the top contenders in the division. Since then he has lost his track. However, a win over Dos Anjos would likely put him in title contention, as he looks to take the next step in his career.

Dos Anjos, on the other hand, is a former UFC lightweight champion who has had mixed results since moving up to the welterweight division. After his unanimous decision loss to Michael Chiesa at UFC fight night 166, he got back to his feet. The Brazilian scored two consecutive victories.

The fighter hailing from Rio De Janeiro suffered a loss against Rafael Fiziev after that. Emblamatic to his mixed career, he found his feet with a win in his last fight, back in December 2022. He has proven with that win against Bryan Barberena that he still has plenty of fight left in him.

A win over Luque would be a significant step towards his goal of reclaiming UFC gold. And it might finally solidify his position as one of the top welterweights in the division.

Fans will eagerly wait to see Dos Anjos return

Fans have been eagerly anticipating this matchup since it was first rumored, and the announcement of it being the main event has only increased the excitement. Both Luque and Dos Anjos are known for their aggressive styles, and this fight has all the makings of a classic brawl.

The winner will likely take a big step forward in the crowded welterweight division, and many fans are eagerly awaiting the outcome.


Are you looking forward to seeing Dos Anjos returning to octagon? Do you think he can come back with a win? Let us know your early predictions in the comment box below.


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