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8/21/14 1:37 PM
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Rafael dos Anjos will face the stiffest test of his career when he fights former champion Benson Henderson on Saturday, but is confident he can exploit some holes in Henderson's game and get the win:

"He's a tough guy, a former champion, and I think this will be a really big step towards the belt.  The belt will come, but I don't want to think too much about it. I really want my title shot, but I'm not stuck in this thinking. I just want to fight and be exciting and that will come naturally," dos Anjos said.

"A big win over Benson Henderson Saturday night and I will fight for the title I'm sure."

"I think I'm stronger than him. I've been in the Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu world a long time, I've been training since I was nine years old and I earned my black belt when I was 20 years old so I've had nine years as a black belt.  I see a lot of holes in his game and I'm going to take advantage of that," dos Anjos said.

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8/21/14 1:39 PM
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8/21/14 1:48 PM
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This fight will be very close. Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 1:49 PM
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It will probably end in a close decision for Benson Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 2:08 PM
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I would love for RDA to beat Benson. Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 2:23 PM
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Bendo's cardio will win this for him. Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 3:32 PM
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am i the only one who doesn't care about this fight?

and by "doesnt care" i mean i would rather be lit on fire
8/21/14 3:51 PM
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Don't pull an osp Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 3:54 PM
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I'll be amazed if RDA can beat Benson. I think Ben might finish him in the 4th or the 5th
8/21/14 4:03 PM
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Donoghue88 - am i the only one who doesn't care about this fight?

and by "doesnt care" i mean i would rather be lit on fire
Have my first v.u for thinking the same as me Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 4:10 PM
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Donoghue88 - am i the only one who doesn't care about this fight?

and by "doesnt care" i mean i would rather be lit on fire
LOL! Literally! VU! Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 4:13 PM
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I believe rda is referring to how benson gives up his back in the process of getting bck up to his feet. You see this quite often in the josh Thomson fight. I think rda believes he'll be able to capitalize on this position Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 4:19 PM
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Tough match up for both guys. RDA's striking has improved lately but I think Benson still has better movement on the feet which makes him also tough to takedown.
8/21/14 4:22 PM
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Benson will get the 2nd finish of his UFC career here.

Not many will care.
8/21/14 4:25 PM
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I see this a fairly convincing win for benson. I've never really thought dos anjos was one of the elite at LW and I don't think he has much to offer for benson. Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 4:25 PM
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Stiffest test of his career? He already fought and lost to Khabib. Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 4:38 PM
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1800champagne - Stiffest test of his career? He already fought and lost to Khabib. Phone Post 3.0
Khabib is not a bigger test than Benson. Former champ who has only lost to Pettis is the last few years. Benson is a step above khabib at this point. Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 4:48 PM
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But is there really?
I always thought of benson as a well rounded defensively sound fighter.

He got caught vs pettis but sheeeit who was really upset by that Phone Post 3.0
8/21/14 5:53 PM
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I think benson wins this fight relatively easily and gets a unanimous decision victory. He will most likely fight the winner of Alveraz vs cowboy. Phone Post 3.0
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good match up, dos anjos has come a long way
8/21/14 6:18 PM
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Im interested in this matchup just to see how the LW title picture is shaping up. I dont really want to see another Benson/Pettis match just yet.

We got Pettis/Melendez and if Pettis wins, probably the winner of Cowboy/Alvarez.

Hopefully by then, if Benson wins 1 or 2 more fights, then it would be cool to see him fight Pettis again. Phone Post 3.0
8/22/14 7:18 AM
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I foresee yet another UD for Benson, apparently all things are possible through the power of christ except a knockout.
8/24/14 9:15 PM
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1800champagne - Stiffest test of his career? He already fought and lost to Khabib. Phone Post 3.0
Khabib is not a bigger test than Benson. Former champ who has only lost to Pettis is the last few years. Benson is a step above khabib at this point. Phone Post 3.0
O rlly Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 12:17 AM
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1800champagne - Stiffest test of his career? He already fought and lost to Khabib. Phone Post 3.0
Khabib is not a bigger test than Benson. Former champ who has only lost to Pettis is the last few years. Benson is a step above khabib at this point. Phone Post 3.0
O rlly Phone Post 3.0
Khabib would do what he wants with benson Phone Post 3.0
8/25/14 2:16 AM
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