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Rafael dos Anjos will return to action at UFC 299. Photo via Instagram: (@rdosanjosmma)

Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will move down from welterweight for a fight in the lightweight division. He will face top ranked Mateusz Gamrot in a high profile 155 lbs fight on March 9 at UFC 299.

RDA comes from a welterweight loss to Vicente Luque. Despite not fighting at 155 lbs since July 2022, he’s still ranked at No. 11 in the division. Back in 2015, dos Anjos faced Anthony Pettis for the UFC lightweight title and won the bout via unanimous decision after a dominant performance.

No. 6 ranked Gamrot has back-to-back wins against Jalin Turner and Rafael Fiziev.

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UFC 299 with Rafael dos Anjos

  • Bantamweight title bout Sean O’Malley (c) vs. Marlon Vera
  • Women’s flyweight bout: Maycee Barber vs. Katlyn Chookagian
  • Heavyweight bout: Jailton Almeida vs. Curtis Blaydes
  • Lightweight bout: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Mateusz Gamrot
  • Bantamweight bout: Pedro Munhoz vs. Kyler Phillips
  • Women’s flyweight bout Lauren Murphy vs. Karine Silva
  • Flyweight bout: Asu Almabaev vs. CJ Vergara

* Fight card is a subject of change.

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