Rafael “RDA” dos Anjos (29-11-0) takes on Leon “Rocky” Edwards (17-3-0) in a Welterweight bout that’s the main event in San Antonio, Texas on Saturday night.
The 34 year-old Brazilian is coming into this bout after beating the American Kevin Lee with an Arm Triangle Choke in Round 4 of his last fight back in May. It was a return to winning ways for Dos Anjos after consecutive Unanimous Decision losses to American Colby Covington and Kamaru “Nigerian Nightmare” Usman in his two fights in 2018.
“RDA” is a fighter who prefers to be on the front foot, but since stepping up a division from lightweight to welterweight, that’s not been easy for him to achieve. He is perfectly capable on the back foot, but it’s not his preference
Leon Edwards is on a seven-fight winning streak coming into this bout, having beaten Iceland’s Gunnar Nelson on a Split Decision in his last fight in March this year.
Edwards is officially ranked outside the top 10, but a win over dos Anjos could be the springboard he needs and perhaps give him the opportunity to avenge his own respectable loss to Usman (his last defeat, way back in December 2015).
The 27 year-old Englishman has a decent 4” height and reach advantage over his opponent, but Edwards isn’t noted for taking on the pressuring role in his fights and that could be a problem, as it will enable dos Santos to push forward.
Rafael dos Anjos vs Leon Edwards Betting Lines & Picks
Looking for RDA v Leon Edwards predictions for this fight, the value could be with the older man on this occasion. Dos Santos is the underdog going into this fight, but he’s our betting pick to win here.
UFC Picks: Fight Result – Rafael dos Anjos to Win @ +100 (2.00) with bet365