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UFC Fight Night 166 Dos Anjos vs Chiesa 01/25/2020 Spread, Previews and Odds

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UFC Fight Night 166 Dos Anjos vs Chiesa 01-25-2020 Spread Previews and Odds

UFC Fight Night 166 Dos Anjos vs Chiesa 01/25/2020 – The Ultimate Fighting Championship is heading to PNC Arena in Raleigh, North Carolina on January 25, Saturday for UFC Fight Night 166. The main event will feature two of the top heavyweight fighters in the UFC trying to earn another title shot in Curtis Blaydes and Junior dos Santos. Co-headlining the main event is former UFC Lightweight Champion, Rafael dos Anjos, moving up to welterweight to battle Michael Chiesa. Best Sports Book Online thinks that Dos Anjos has the upper hand in this match against Chiesa.

UFC Fight Night 166 Dos Anjos vs Chiesa 01/25/2020

When: Saturday, January 25, 8:00 PM ET
Where: PNC Arena, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
TV: Pay Per View
Stream: UFC Fight Pass

UFC Fight Night 166 Dos Anjos vs Chiesa 01/25/2020 Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Rafael dos Anjos -235 Michael Chiesa +185

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Rafael dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos is a Brazilian MMA fighter from Rio de Janerio and fights out of Evolve MMA and RDA Academy. He was once the UFC’s Lightweight Champion back in 2015. Since losing the title to Donald Cerrone, it was a tough time for dos Anjos losing two straight to Eddie Alvarez and Tony Ferguson. He won three straight bouts after that but lost two to Colby Covington and Kamaru Usman.

In 2019, he was determined to get his career back on track as he defeated Kevin Lee back in May but lost to Leon Edwards a month later. Against Chiesa, he will go to his norm of looking to finish his fight on the ground. He is now 35 years old and is out to prove that he still has a lot of gas in his tank.

Michael Chiesa

Michael “Maverick” Chiesa is a 32-year-old MMA fighter that hails from Spokane, Washington. He stands at six-foot-one and fights out of Sikjitsu. Like Dos Anjos, he also moved up to welterweight. Chiesa came to the UFC in 2012 and it has been a roller coaster ride for him. Since coming to the UFC he is 9-4 but he needs to be more consistent in his wins to earn another title shot.

His last two matches were both wins and one of them came from submission. Overall, he owns a professional MMA record at 16-5 and surprisingly, he has never knocked down an opponent and most 11 of his 16 wins came from submissions. Against Dos Anjos, he should battle it out on the ground and it will be a good video to watch for those who want to learn grappling.

Dos Anjos vs Chiesa Betting Numbers

Dos Anjos
Chiesa
Record 29-12-0 16-4-0
Last Fight Loss Win
Country Brazil USA
Height 5’8″ 6’1″
Weight 170 170
Reach 70 75
Win by KO/TKO 17% 0%
Win by Submission 33% 69%
Decisions 47% 31%
Strikes landed per minute 3.57 2.28
Striking accuracy 45% 41%
Striking absorbed per minute 3.28 2.09
Striking defense 62% 51%
Takedown average 1.89 3.55
Takedown accuracy 39% 48%
Takedown defense 60% 66%
Submission average 0.70 1.20

Dos Anjos vs Chiesa Betting Picks

Rafael dos Anjos has been struggling moving up in weight but he is fighting someone who did the same but has struggled more. Top Online Sportsbook selects the former champion to prevail in this fight and bring Chiesa down. It will be a match that will be fought on the ground but with the experience of Dos Anjos against much tougher opponents gives him the edge.