- TYSON GRIFFIN VS RAFAEL DOS ANJOS ON APRIL 1

January 19, 2009
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by Damon Martin – MMAWeekly.com
The upcoming April 1 UFC Fight Night card continues to fill up as MMAWeekly.com has confirmed that Tyson Griffin is set to return to action on the show with his likely opponent being Brazilian fighter, Rafael Dos Anjos.

The bout was confirmed on Monday by sources close to the fight, who indicated that while it is not signed yet, it is likely to take place at this point in the negotiation.

Tyson Griffin, currently sporting a 5-2 record in the UFC, steps into the bout off the heels of a loss to former lightweight champion, Sean Sherk, in late October.

The two powerful lightweights waged an impressive stand-up battle for the biggest portion of the fight, but in the end Griffin came up short in a three round decision loss.

Looking to step right back into competition, Griffin will now likely face another top grappler in Rafael Dos Anjos, who made his debut at UFC 91 in November, losing by knockout to Jeremy Stephens.

Dos Anjos was doing very well in his performance during the fight with Stephens, until he was caught with a devastating uppercut in the third round that brought about the end of the fight.

With a rapidly growing lightweight division, the bout between Griffin and Dos Anjos will be critical for the futures of both fighters.

While the UFC has made no official announcement about the card, it is believed to be taking place in Nashville, Tenn and will serve as a lead in for the 9th season of the “Ultimate Fighter” reality show.

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