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UFC Quick Quote: Rafael dos Anjos wants to be first Brazilian lightweight champion

Ahead of his UFC on FX 8 meeting with Evan Dunham this May, UFC lightweight Rafael dos Anjos lets it be known that his ultimate goal in the sport is to become the first-even Brazilian lightweight champion in the world's premier MMA organization.


"Always every fight I want to show up, I want to put on a good show for all people, and my goal is to get that belt because never has any Brazilian got that belt in the lightweight division, so I want to be the first one."

-- Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight contender Rafael dos Anjos tells Aaron Tru that he is planning on becoming the first-ever Brazilian champion at 155-pounds in the history of the UFC. Dos Anjos is currently the No. 8 ranked lightweight in the official UFC rankings and is riding a three-fight UFC win-streak. Next up for the 28-year-old is a UFC on FX 8 match up with Evan Dunham, a fight that could help elevate Dos Anjos very near to title contention. While Brazilian fighters dominate most of the weight classes in mixed martial arts (MMA) and currently three fighters from the country hold UFC belts; only one Brazilian has ever competed for the lightweight title, and that man was Hermes Franca, who came up short in his title fight against Sean Sherk way back at UFC 73 in July 2007.

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