Rafael dos Anjos's Professional MMA debut
dos Anjos made his professional debut against Adriano Abu on September 25, 2004, fighting on the regional circuit.
He lost his first MMA fight, losing to Adriano Abu who carried a 0-0-0 professional MMA record into the fight.
Rafael dos Anjos lost to Adriano Abu by Decision at 5:00 of Round 3.
Rafael dos Anjos's Ultimate Fighting Championship Career
dos Anjos made his debut in the UFC against Jeremy Stephens on November 15, 2008, fighting on the preliminary card of UFC 91: Couture vs Lesnar having compiled a 11-2-0 professional MMA record.
Rafael dos Anjos lost to Jeremy Stephens by KO/TKO at 0:39 of Round 3.
Since his debut, dos Anjos has gone on to fight a total of 33 more times in the UFC. His UFC record stands at 21-12-0.
Winning the belt: UFC Lightweight Championship against Anthony Pettis
dos Anjos won the UFC Lightweight Championship defeating Anthony Pettis on March 14, 2015 at UFC 185: Pettis vs. Dos Anjos.
This was dos Anjos's 1st UFC championship fight.
Rafael dos Anjos beat Anthony Pettis by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5. Rafael dos Anjos took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.
Title defence #1: Successfully defended the UFC Lightweight Championship against Donald Cerrone
dos Anjos defended his belt against Donald Cerrone on December 19, 2015 at UFC on FOX 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2.
This was dos Anjos's first successful UFC lightweight title defence.
Rafael dos Anjos beat Donald Cerrone by KO/TKO at 1:06 of Round 1. Rafael dos Anjos took home an extra bonus after being awarded with Performance of the Night.
Title loss: Losing the UFC Lightweight Championship to Eddie Alvarez
dos Anjos lost his UFC Lightweight title to Eddie Alvarez on July 7, 2016 at UFC Fight Night 90: Dos Anjos vs. Alvarez having previously made 1 title defences.
Rafael dos Anjos lost to Eddie Alvarez by KO/TKO at 3:49 of Round 1.
Failed UFC title challenge: UFC Interim Welterweight Championship loss to Colby Covington
dos Anjos lost his 1st welterweight title challenge, losing to Colby Covington on June 9, 2018 at UFC 225: Whittaker vs. Romero 2.
Rafael dos Anjos lost to Colby Covington by Decision at 5:00 of Round 5.
When was Rafael dos Anjos's last win?
dos Anjos's last win came against Bryan Barberena at UFC Fight Night on Saturday December 3, 2022. Rafael dos Anjos beat Bryan Barberena by Submission at 3:20 of Round 2.