Rafael dos Anjos (25-9-0) is moving up to the UFC’s welterweight division.
The former lightweight champ confirmed the move on his Twitter account yesterday and marks another chapter in his career.
I reached the top of LW,it's been a hard journey make weight every time,now I want to fight at my best,I have new goals, I'm moving to WW
— Rafael dos Anjos (@RdosAnjosMMA) January 6, 2017
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Dos Anjos, 32, achieved his greatest success in 2014-2015, defeating Benson Henderson for the lightweight belt and defending it three times before losing it to Eddie Alvarez.
— Evolve MMA (@EvolveMMA) January 4, 2017
A recent disappointing loss to Tony Ferguson at UFC Fight Night 98 likely reinforced the decision.
Who dos Anjos will face in his first welterweight bout has not been released as of this writing.