A little over five years ago, former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos lost a thrilling five-round unanimous decision to Tony Ferguson. Neither man has a fight reserved at this time, and RDA wants to get it back.
Dos Anjos tweeted to Ferguson, showing that he was ready to fight on February 19.
Dos Anjos (30-13) returned to lightweight in 2020 after losing consecutive welterweight defeats to Leon Edwards and Michael Chiesa. The Brazilians won the split decision with a short turn of Paul Felder, but did not fight at all in 2021 after withdrawing from the planned UFC 267 confrontation with Islam Makhachev.
Ferguson (25-6) made two biased decisions to current champion Charles Oliveira and top five Benil Darish, starting with losing to Justin Gaethje in the fifth round of the interim titles, 3 I am suffering a series of losses. “El Cucuy” hasn’t won since Donald Cerrone’s doctor stopped TKO at UFC 238 in 2019.
In the current ranking, RDA is # 6 and Ferguson is # 7, so we need to re-collate logically, so we’ll see if there’s another scrap between the two. I just hope the potential rematch is about as good as the first one.
The UFC’s February 19th show, which may seem strange, hasn’t announced the main event.
– MMA Sports
Former UFC Champion Rafael dos Anjos is fishing for a rematch with Tony Ferguson
https://www.bloodyelbow.com/2022/1/2/22862907/former-ufc-champion-rafael-dos-anjos-angling-for-rematch-with-tony-ferguson-mma-news Former UFC Champion Rafael dos Anjos is fishing for a rematch with Tony Ferguson