The UFC heads north of the border for its final Fox card of the year once it sets up the Octagon in Winnipeg on December 16. The main event features Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos — two former champions with aggressive, crowd-pleasing styles — at a bout that could go a long way to discovering the next welterweight title challenger.
The card top to bottom ought to be piled to the brim with finishes with the likes of Mike Perry, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Oluwale Bamgbose scheduled to compete.
Robbie Lawler vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Robbie Lawler (-110) is your definition of an exciting fighter. The southpaw moves nicely with his angles and feet exceptionally well as a result of his wealth of experience in the Octagon. These skills allow him to punish his opponent with either his power mixes or crafty counter-strikes. However, you have to wonder if he can sustain this barbarous fashion and tear.
“Ruthless” is basically a sprawl-and-brawler. He’s got strong defensive wrestling that’s backed up by his own willingness to punish opponents who shoot for his legs. Only rarely will you see him shoot to get a takedown himself but he’s capable of doing this.
Rafael dos Anjos (-120) is largely a pressure fighter that excels in dictating the pace of the fight. Dos Anjos typically functions behind a constant pumping jab and some barbarous leg kicks. His footwork helps him cut off the crate and suffocate his competitor. After his competitor is backed on the cage, then RDA either blitzes with heavy hands or grinds out a takedown.
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