Former lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will face Leon Edwards at “UFC on ESPN 4”.
Dos Anjos (28-11 MMA, 17-9 UFC) and Edwards (33-13 MMA, 10-6 UFC) will headline the July 20 event at “AT&T Center” in San Antonio.
RDA recently snapped a two-fight losing skid in May with a fourth-round submission of Kevin Lee at “UFC on ESPN+ 10”. Prior to that, a pair of high-profile setbacks included an interim title loss to Colby Covington and follow-up defeat against current champ Kamaru Usman.
Edwards, meanwhile, is on a hot streak with seven straight wins, most recently a split call over Gunnar Nelson at “UFC on ESPN+ 5”. A post-fight melee with Jorge Masvidal prompted speculation that the two could finally settle a longstanding grudge. Masvidal, however, signed on to face Ben Askren at UFC 239.
Here’s Dos Anjos’ last 5 opponents…but yeah he’s afraid to get in there with the dreaded Leon Edwards!! 😂 pic.twitter.com/HziW5KTdKi
— Roy (@hooknshoot1) June 13, 2019
With the addition, the latest “UFC on ESPN 4” lineup includes:
Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards
Liz Carmouche vs. Roxanne Modafferi
Walt Harris vs. Aleksei Oleinik
Irene Aldana vs. Raquel Pennington
Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson
Klidson Abreu vs. Sam Alvey
Felipe Colares vs. Domingo Pilarte
Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son
Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell
Juan Adams vs. Greg Hardy
Dan Hooker vs. James Vick
Ray Borg vs. Gabriel Silva