Rafael dos Anjos to Face Tarec Saffiedine in Return to Welterweight
By FCF Staff
Rafael dos Anjos has a date and opponent booked for his return to the welterweight division, as the former lightweight champ will reportedly face Tarec Saffiedine on June 17th.
The fight will be part of UFC FN 111 in Singapore. The match-up is being reported by Channel News Asia, which cites the UFC as the source.
After dos Anjos (25-9) lost via decision to Tony Ferguson in November, the Brazilian announced he was returning to the welterweight division for his next bout. The defeat followed RDA’s stoppage loss to Eddie Alvarez in July, which ended his reign as lightweight champ.
Saffiedine (16-6) is also coming off consecutive defeats, as the former Strikeforce champ has lost via decision to Rick Story and Dong Hyun Kim in consecutive fights. The Belgian fighter is 1-3 in his last 4 bouts.
Recently the UFC announced that the upcoming, Singapore card will feature a heavyweight fight between Andrei Arlovski and Marcel Tybura.