Rafael dos Anjos Biography
(Brazilian American Professional Mixed Martial Artist)
Birthday: October 26, 1984 (Scorpio)
Born In: Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
There can’t be a fan of Mixed Martial Arts, who hasn’t heard of Rafael Dos Anjos, one of the most feared among the current crop of fighters. Born and raised up in Brazil, he was always a difficult kid, getting in fights in the schools and on the streets. Somehow, the discipline in his life was maintained to some degree when he got himself enrolled in the martial arts class, learning Jiu Jutsu. He championed several Jiu Jutsu competitions and eventually earned Black Belt, an honour restricted to very few. He participated in MMA competitions regionally with the tournaments in Brazil, and performed well enough to expect a call from UFC, the ultimate destination for all the MMA artists in the world, and sure enough, he got his first chance at UFC 91 in 2008. Losing his first two fights made him nervous about his future with UFC but he bounced back in September 2009 in the third fight of his career with a victory and he hasn’t looked back ever since. He devised a way to tackle any opponent with sincerity and ended up with titles such as UFC Lightweight Championship, Fight of the Night, Submission of the Night and Performance of the Night.