Griffin to Face dos Anjos at FN 18

Written by Tom Ngo
January 19th, 2009

Reports have surfaced that UFC lightweight Tyson Griffin will be taking on Rafael dos Anjos at the yet-to-be announced “UFC Fight Night 18.” The event is scheduled to take place on April 1st in Nashville, Tennessee and will be the UFC’s first ever event in the state.

MMAJunkie.com was the first to report that both fighters have verbally agreed to the bout and that fight contracts will be signed shortly.

Griffin is looking to rebound from his loss at UFC 90 to former lightweight champion Sean Sherk. Before the loss, the Xtreme Couture trained fighter had won 12 of his previous 13 bouts.

Dos Anjos is also coming off of a loss in his last bout. He was knocked out by Jeremy Stephens at UFC 91 in his Octagon debut.

Here are the fights Rumored to be competing on the free Spike TV event:

Ryan Jensen and Steve Steinbeiss
Aaron Simpson vs. Tim McKenzie
Cole Miller vs. Junie Browning
Melvin Guillard vs. Ronys Torres
Tyson Griffin vs. Rafael dos Anjos
Efrain Escudero vs. Jeremy Stephens
Carmelo Marrero vs. Ryan Bader

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