UFC on FOX 17: Kenny Florian Outlines Why Rafael dos Anjos is “The Best Pressure Fighter in The UFC”
By FCF Staff
Rafael dos Anjos may not receive the same amount of praise and coverage as many of the UFC’s top stars, but according to Kenny Florian, the lightweight champ is the best “pressure fighter” on the promotion’s roster.
On Saturday night, dos Anjos will look to defend the lightweight belt for the first time at UFC on FOX 17, when he battles Donald Cerrone. The bout will mark the first time dos Anjos has fought since he scored a dominant, decision win over Anthony Pettis in March to become champ. The fight will also be the second time dos Anjos and Cerrone have fought, as the two met in 2013 and the latter lost via UD.
On the latest edition of “UFC Tonight”, Kenny Florian had this to say about RDA and the champ’s abilities (quote via FOX Sports 1 press release):
“He’s the best pressure fighter in UFC. He does it with his footwork and with his big power. He does it by cutting off the cage. He always follows you. He’ll stay right in front of you. If you go left, he’ll throw the overhand left. He landed that against Cerrone in the first fight. If you go wide, he’ll throw the left high kick. If you go right, he throws the right hook. That’s how he knocked out Benson Henderson.”
Cerrone, meanwhile, is coming off a stoppage win over John Makdessi in May. The contender has won 8 straight.
UFC on FOX 17 will take place in Orlando, Florida.