Brazilian-American mixed martial artist Rafael Souza dos Anjos competes professionally and he currently fights in the UFC Lightweight category. He was a top contender for the Welterweight title and the former UFC Lightweight Champion. Anjos is ranked eighth among lightweights in the UFC as of 2022.
Rafael Dos Anjos Biography And Net Worth
|Net Worth $5 million|
|Full Name Rafael Souza dos Anjos|
|Birth Date October 26, 1984|
|Age 37 years|
|Birthplace Niterói, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil|
|Profession Mixed Martial Artist|
|Wife Cristiane dos Anjos|
Rafael Dos Anjos Early Life
Rafael was born on 26 October 1984 in a lower-class family in Brazil. Dos Anjos claimed to have been a troublesome child in a 2014 interview, getting into fights in his Rio de Janeiro city of Niterói. At the age of nine, he began studying Brazilian jiu-jitsu with Daniel Matheus. Dos Anjos claims that after he started practicing jiu jitsu, he stopped fighting in public. In his home Brazil, dos Anjos spent most of his early professional life. He would begin his career with a 2-2 record, suffering both of his defeats in split decisions. After that, dos Anjos won 9 straight matches, including 6 submission wins. His 11-2 record in local competitions should be enough to grab the UFC’s attention.
Rafael Dos Anjos Success
At UFC 91, dos Anjos made his UFC debut and lost to Jeremy Stephens. After an uppercut eliminated dos Anjos in the third round, the fight was declared over. At UFC Fight Night 18, dos Anjos fought Tyson Griffin for the second time in the UFC. Dos Anjos was defeated in the back-and-forth conflict by a unanimous vote. Originally set to meet Matt Wiman at UFC 103 on September 19, 2009, dos Anjos instead faced Rob Emerson due to Wiman’s knee ailment. At UFC Fight Night 20, dos Anjos went on to defeat Kyle Bradley by unanimous decision. Dos Anjos defeated Terry Etim at UFC 111 with an armbar submission in the second round, earning him Honors for Submission of the Night.
Dos Anjos committed to competing in the lightweight class when he signed a new six-fight contract with the UFC. Felder was ultimately defeated by dos Anjos in a split decision. The rescheduled fight against Makhachev was set to occur at UFC 267 on October 30, 2021. However, dos Anjos was once more forced to withdraw from the competition due to an injury, and Dan Hooker took his place. For the third time, the fight between dos Anjos and Fiziev was aired on UFC on ESPN on July 9, 2022.
Rafael Dos Anjos Wife
Anjos and his wife Cristiane met at a gathering in Brazil and started dating in 2007, the year before the fighter made his UFC debut. The couple is together for more than 15 years and has three sons.
Rafael Dos Anjos Net Worth
The estimated net worth of Rafael Dos Anjos is $5 million as of 2022. Rafael Dos Anjos’ MMA career is thought to have contributed the majority of his wealth. Rafael Dos Anjos has reportedly made $3,838,000 in total, according to several reports. When he faced Donald Cerrone at UFC on Fox, he received his greatest payout, from this battle, he earned $390,000.
Rafael Dos Anjos Physical Stats
|Weight 70 kg|
|Eye Color Dark Brown|
|Hair Color Black|