Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Benson Henderson: A Full Head-to-Toe Breakdown

This Saturday, former lightweight champion, Benson Henderson, faces off against the No. 5-ranked lightweight, Rafael dos Anjos.

Henderson is 2-0 since losing the title to Anthony Pettis in 2013 and is 9-1 overall in the UFC. He is ranked at No. 1 in the division, and a win over dos Anjos could earn him another shot at the title.

Dos Anjos is 6-1 since 2011, including a win over Donald Cerrone, with the lone loss coming to Khabib Nurmagomedov. He is ranked No. 5, but many aren't talking about him as a real title contender.

A win for dos Anjos will truly cement him as an elite lightweight and will get him some serious consideration for a title shot.

Let's check out a head-to-toe breakdown for this lightweight matchup.

Begin Slideshow »
view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone to headline UFC on Fox 17 in December

  • 21 days ago
  • 9 views

A lightweight title fight will get top billing at UFC on Fox 17 in Orlando in December. The UFC is headed back to the Sunshine State. The Amway Center in Orlando, which hosted a Fox event in April 20 read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos defends title against Donald Cerrone in UFC on FOX 17 headliner

  • 21 days ago
  • 51 views

What a way to end the year. Rafael dos Anjos will make his first lightweight title defense against Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17 on Dec. 19 in Orlando, according to a report from FOX Sports. It's t read news >>

UFC Fight Night 74 Fight Card: Neil Magny Replaces Rick Story, Faces Erick Silva

  • 22 days ago
  • 0 views

Less than one month after seeing his seven-bout winning streak snapped by Demian Maia, Neil Magny will return to the Octagon and look to get back into the win column. With Rick Story injured, Magny h read news >>

Donald Cerrone moving to welterweight if Rafael dos Anjos not ready by December

  • 23 days ago
  • 19 views

No love for featherweight? For the first time in a long time, Donald Cerrone decided to take it easy and sit back and wait for his much-desired title shot. The plan was for "Cowboy" to sit tight unti read news >>

Tweet: Donald Cerrone not waiting for Rafael dos Anjos, eyeing move to 170 lbs.

  • 24 days ago
  • 326 views

UFC lightweight contender Donald Cerrone will not sit out until next year for a title shot. Lauded as one of the most active fighters on the UFC roster, Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone has become a fan favou read news >>

Neil Magny in for injured Rick Story, faces Erick Silva at UFC Fight Night 74

  • 24 days ago
  • 3 views

UFC Fight Night 74 has a new co-main event following an injury to Rick Story.Filed under: News, UFC read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos calls Conor McGregor a "chicken", feels a fight against him would be "easy money".

  • 24 days ago
  • 45 views

The UFC 155-pound champion feels, "chicken" Conor McGregor is "not even close to the top five" of the featherweight division and would like to fight him at lightweight. It has just been announced tha read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos: Conor McGregor 'exposed' by Chad Mendes, gets destroyed at lightweight

  • 25 days ago
  • 103 views

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor continues to tease an eventual move to lightweight, once he's done with reigning 145-pound kingpin Jose Aldo, who is read news >>

Rafael dos Anjos wants ‘chicken’ Conor McGregor at lightweight: ‘Easy money’

  • 25 days ago
  • 341 views

Interim featherweight champion Conor McGregor vowed to "take (Rafael) dos Anjos, without a problem" after beating Jose Aldo, and the UFC lightweight champion is interested in the fight. dos Anjos, wh read news >>

Beneil Dariush and Rafael dos Anjos' plan for avoiding title showdown? Welterweight

  • 27 days ago
  • 5 views

UFC lightweight Beniel Dariush has a problem, if he ever wants to fight for a title. But he and teammate Rafael dos Anjos have worked out a potential solution, for one of them, at least.Filed under: read news >>