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Dos Anjos Makes Welterweight Debut in June

 

Former UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos will travel to Singapore this June to make his 170-pound debut against former Strikeforce champion Tarec Saffiedine on Jun. 17.

The UFC Fight Night bout will air live on UFC FIGHT PASS from Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang.

Winner of five of his last seven bouts, Brazil's Dos Anjos held the 155-pound crown from March 2015 to July 2016. But after a Fight of the Night battle with Tony Ferguson last November, RDA has decided to test the waters of the welterweight division, beginning with Belgium's Saffiedine, a seasoned veteran who has scored UFC victories over Hyun Gyu Lim and Jake Ellenberger.