Rafael dos Anjos sliced Paul Felder’s face open in a bloody 5-round war, then called-out Conor McGregor for a 155-pound fist-fight

Rafael dos Anjos bloodied Paul Felder's face

  • Rafael dos Anjos sliced Paul Felder's face open during a bloody, five-round fight Saturday.
  • The 36-year-old Brazilian won the Las Vegas bout and then said after that he'd ideally want to fight Conor McGregor next.
  • McGregor has a Dustin Poirier fight lined up on January 23 but was quick to respond to say that he's "down for it all."
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Rafael dos Anjos sliced Paul Felder's face open in a bloody five-round war, then called-out Conor McGregor for a 155-pound fist-fight.

dos Anjos and Felder headlined Saturday's UFC Fight Night 183 event which was broadcast from the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.

Despite a split decision verdict from the Octagonside judges, it was a comfortable victory for dos Anjos who advanced his pro MMA record to 30 wins (five knockouts, 10 submissions, and 15 decisions) against 13 losses.

Dos Anjos completed six of his 22 takedown attempts compared to Felder's one from two, and though they landed a similar amount of strikes, it was the Brazilian who did far more damage.

By the end of the 25-minute fight, Felder had blood all over his face; had a cut on his forehead, one on his eyelid, and another below his eye; and wore multiple bruises from the bludgeoning that came his way.

dos Anjos was originally supposed to fight Islam Makhachev this weekend but the Russian fighter withdraw from the lightweight scrap because of an undisclosed injury.

Felder filled the void on just five days' notice, performing valiantly considering he was only brought in as a competitor this week.

Regardless, the late switch also affected how dos Anjos had to prepare.

A Conor McGregor contest is now in the fighter's crosshairs

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