UFC Fight Night 166 Dos Anjos versus Chiesa 01/25/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is making a beeline for PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 25, Saturday for UFC Fight Night 166.

The headliner will include two of the top heavyweight fighters in the UFC attempting to win another title shot in Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos. Co-featuring the headliner is previous UFC Lightweight Champion, Rafael dos Anjos, climbing to welterweight to fight Michael Chiesa. In our opinion, Dos Anjos has the high ground in this match against Chiesa.

UFC Fight Night 166 Dos Anjos vs Chiesa 01/25/2020 Odds

Rafael Dos Anjos -235 Michael Chiesa +185

Rafael Dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian MMA fighter from Rio de Janerio and fights out of Evolve MMA and RDA Academy. He was previously the UFC’s Lightweight Champion in 2015. Since losing the title to Donald Cerrone, it was an extreme time for dos Anjos losing two directly to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson. He won three straight sessions after that however lost two to Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman.

In 2019, he was resolved to recover his vocation on track as he crushed Kevin Lee back in May yet lost to Leon Edwards a month later. Against Chiesa, he will go to his standard of hoping to complete his battle on the ground. He is presently 35 years of age and is out to demonstrate that he despite everything has a great deal of gas in his tank.

Michael Chiesa

Michael “Maverick” Chiesa is a 32-year-old MMA fighter that hails from Spokane, Washington. He remains at six-foot-one and fights out of Sikjitsu. Like Dos Anjos, he additionally climbed to welterweight. Chiesa went to the UFC in 2012 and it has been an exciting ride for him. Since going to the UFC he is 9-4 however he should be progressively predictable in his successes to acquire another title shot.

His last two matches were the two successes and one of them originated from accommodation. In general, he possesses an expert MMA record at 16-5 and shockingly, he has never thumped down a rival and generally 11 of his 16 successes originated from entries. Against Dos Anjos, he should fight it out on the ground and it will be a decent video to look for the individuals who need to get the hang of catching.

Dos Anjos vs Chiesa – Tale of the tape

  Dos Anjos Chiesa
Record 29-12-0 16-4-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’8″ 6’1″
Weight 170 170
Reach 70 75
Win by KO/TKO 17% 0%
Win by Submission 33% 69%
Decisions 47% 31%
Strikes landed per minute 3.57 2.28
Striking accuracy 45% 41%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.28 02.09
Striking defense 62% 51%
Takedown average 1.89 3.55
Takedown accuracy 39% 48%
Takedown defense 60% 66%
Submission average 0.70 1.20

Dos Anjos vs Chiesa Predictions

Rafael dos Anjos has been struggling climbing in weight yet he is fighting somebody who did likewise however has battled more. We chooses the former champion to win in this battle and cut Chiesa down. It will be a match that will be battled on the ground however with the experience of Dos Anjos against a lot harder rivals gives him the edge.

Our prediction – Dos Anjos will win

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