Report: Rafael Dos Anjos Faces Michael Chiesa At UFC Fight Night Raleigh

A welterweight division attraction has been added to UFC Fight Night Raleigh as #5 Rafael Dos Anjos faces Michael Chiesa.

ESPN first reported the bout, but its placement on the card isn’t known at this time.

Dos Anjos (30-12-0) has won just one of his last four bouts under the UFC banner, with that lone win coming over Kevin Lee at UFC Fight Night Rochester. Dos Anjos is a former UFC Lightweight Champion, defeating Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 to claim the gold. Dos Anjos has previously challenged for the UFC Interim Welterweight Title, losing to then champion Colby Covington at UFC 225.

Chiesa (16-5-0) has been undefeated since moving up to welterweight, having defeated Diego Sanchez and Carlos Condit. Chiesa hasn’t suffered a defeat in over a year, with that last loss coming to the aforementioned Pettis at UFC 226. Chiesa was the winner of the UFC Ultimate Fighter 15, defeating Al Iaquinta in the finals of the reality show.

UFC Fight Night Raleigh takes place on Saturday, January 25 from the PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina with Curtis Blaydes and Junior Dos Santos headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which streams live on ESPN+.

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