The UFC heads north of the border for the final Fox card of this year when it puts up the Octagon at Winnipeg on December 16. The main event features Robbie Lawler and Rafael dos Anjos — two former champions with competitive, crowd-pleasing fashions — at a bout that could go a very long way to discovering the upcoming welterweight title challenger.
The card top to bottom should be stacked to the brim with endings with the likes of Mike Perry, Santiago Ponzinibbio and Oluwale Bamgbose scheduled to compete.
Robbie Lawler vs Rafael Dos Anjos
Robbie Lawler (-110) is your definition of an exciting fighter. The southpaw moves nicely with his angles and feet exceptionally well thanks to his wealth of expertise from the Octagon. These skills allow him to punish his opponent with either his power combinations or crafty counter-strikes. But you need to wonder if he is able to sustain this brutal style after years of wear and tear.
“Ruthless” is basically a sprawl-and-brawler. He’s got strong defensive wrestling that’s backed up by his own openness to punish opponents who take for his or her legs. Only rarely will you see him shoot for a takedown himself but he is capable of doing this.
Rafael dos Anjos (-120) is mainly a pressure fighter who excels in dictating the speed of the fight. Dos Anjos typically functions supporting a constant pumping jab and a few barbarous leg kicks. His footwork helps him cut the crate and suffocate his competitor. After his competitor is backed on the cage, RDA either blitzes with heavy hands or grinds out a takedown.
Read more: usvirugby.org