The UFC heads north of the border for its last Fox card of the year when it puts up the Octagon at Winnipeg on December 16. The main event features Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos — two former winners with competitive, crowd-pleasing styles — in a bout that could go a very long way to determining the next welterweight title challenger.
The card top to bottom ought to be stacked to the brim with endings with the likes of Mike Perry, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Oluwale Bamgbose scheduled to compete.
Robbie Lawler vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Robbie Lawler (-110) is the definition of an exciting fighter. The southpaw goes well with his angles and feet incredibly well as a result of his wealth of experience from the Octagon. These skills allow him to relentlessly punish his competition with either his power mixes or crafty counter-strikes. You need to wonder if he is able to sustain this barbarous fashion and tear.
“Ruthless” is basically a sprawl-and-brawler. He has solid defensive wrestling that is backed up by his own willingness to punish opponents who take for his legs. Only rarely will you see him take for a takedown himself however he is capable of doing so.
Rafael dos Anjos (-120) is largely a pressure fighter that excels at dictating the speed of the fight. Dos Anjos typically functions supporting a constant pumping jab and a few barbarous leg kicks. His footwork helps him cut the cage and suffocate his competitor. Once his opponent is backed on the cage, RDA possibly blitzes with heavy palms or grinds out a takedown.
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