Conor McGregor vs. Rafael dos Anjos: Who Wins?

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UFC 197 is the rumoured venue for the fight between Conor McGregor and Rafael dos Anjos, who do you think will win?

The UFC lightweight division is rife with legitimate contenders, as is the featherweight ranking, yet the two champions of each category are going to face off in the near future. Only the 155-pound strap will be on the line when McGregor moves up to lightweight to challenge the Brazilian boss, as Dana White recently confirmed ‘The Notorious’ will attempt to win the belt from RDA, and defend both separate championships in 2016.


Whether that’s the right choice or not, Frankie Edgar will probably tell you it isn’t, the fact remains that Rafael dos Anjos and Conor McGregor is likely the next big fight. Rumoured for the UFC 197 main event, it’s undoubtedly a huge fight, but the complications for the rest of both weight classes are clear. It’s a fun fight for sure, but any more entertaining than ‘The Notorious’ vs. ‘The Answer’? Talk of Edgar being a boring fighter seriously needs to stop, but that’s a different story.


So how do you see this fight going down? Southpaw advantage goes to McGregor, also a 3 inch reach advantage at 74 inches to 71, but size isn’t the only variable in this situation. The grappling of the Brazilian Jiu Jitsu black belt dos Anjos is a powerful tool, and his striking should never be underestimated. He knocked out Benson Henderson and Donald Cerrone recently, both of whom had the perceived striking advantage over RDA according to many pundits.

Who do you see winning between McGregor and dos Anjos?