Last week, prior to UFC 161, the UFC announced a slew of fights for its upcoming series on the Fox Sports 1 network, beginning in August. Among the most intriguing of the bouts to come out is a lightweight clash between Donald Cerrone and Rafael dos Anjos, set for August 28.
Cerrone will enter the contest coming off a nice rebound victory over K.J. Noons, in which he used a combination of superior striking and takedowns to earn a decision win.
His opponent, dos Anjos, will come in riding a four-fight win streak, looking like a fighter who has really hit his stride.
Here we will take a look at the dos Anjos vs. Cerrone matchup and examine how it is likely to play out. We will assess which fighter has an edge in each of the striking, wrestling and grappling and submission areas of the game and use those assessments to project the probable outcome.