UFC 154: Mark Bocek vs. Rafael dos Anjos Preview

By Jeremy Green
Mark Bocek UFC
Paul Abell-US Presswire

UFC 154 is taking place this weekend in Montreal, Canada and features some compelling fight from top to bottom.  One of the more interesting matches this weekend is a lightweight bout between Mark Bocek and Rafael dos Anjos.  Both of these fighters will be vying to move up the lightweight division, which is currently being reigned by Ben Henderson.

Bocek is coming into this fight off a dominating decision win over John Alessio.  He is currently on a two fight winning streak, and a win over do Anjos certainly propels him up the rankings in the division.  Bocek has been one of the better grapplers in the lightweight division.  He has over 8 submissions on his resume, which makes him a threat when his fights hit the ground.

Rafael comes into this fight off a great win over Anthony Njokuani.  He is also on a two fight winning streak, and a win over Bocek solidifies his status as being top contender in the division.  Rafael is known for his power and ground skills, which makes him a threat because he is competent in all aspects of MMA.  He has some quality wins over the likes of Terry Etim, George Sotiropoulos, and Kamal Shalorus.

This fight should be a fun one that has a lot of meaning behind it for both.  The winner is right back up there with the best, and may be one or two wins away at fighting the top 3 in the division.  The loser takes a serious hit in the rankings, which makes this fight all the more meaningful.  Fans should expect a war from start to finish.

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