In an exciting welterweight match-up, Rafael Dos Anjos will take on Michael Chiesa at the UFC Fight Night 166 which will take place at the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina.
This will be the first-ever event to ever take place in Raleigh.
Dos Anjos is coming off of a unanimous decision loss to Leon Edwards at UFC on ESPN 4 in July. Before that, he defeated Kevin Lee via submission. This will be an important fight for RDA who has lost three of his last four fights.
Breaking: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Michael Chiesa agreed to for UFC Fight Night on Jan. 25 in Raleigh, North Carolina, per sources.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) November 21, 2019
Michael Chiesa is high on spirits as he is currently riding on an impressive two-fight winning streak. He defeated Diego Sanchez in his last fight and before that he submitted Carlos Condit at UFC 232. Chiesa moved up to welterweight after losing two back to back fights to Kevin Lee and Anthony Pettis.
RDA even wished Chiesa about having a good training camp.
Have a good camp @MikeMav22 I’ll see you Jan 25th! Oss…🙇🏻♂️
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) November 22, 2019
It didn’t take long for Chiesa to reply:
— Michael Chiesa (@MikeMav22) November 22, 2019
“You have a great camp as well @RdosAnjosMMA. Nothing but respect for you and your team. See you in January! Oss,” Chiesa wrote.