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Rafael dos Anjos Confirms Leon Edwards Bout With Zinger of a Tweet

Recently it was reported that Leon Edwards [1] and Rafael dos Anjos [2] are going to throw down on July 20th, and the latter confirmed the contest in pretty, pretty interesting fashion.

Rafael dos Anjos
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Yahoo Sport’s David Iole [3] recently relayed that RDA and Edwards have agreed to battle at the UFC’s upcoming card in San Antonio. The news came not long after Edwards claimed that RDA had turned down the opportunity to fight him in August, and after he took a verbal shot at dos Anjos and other top welterweights.

Well, as you can see by the tweet below, RDA definitely took notice of Edwards initial tweet.

Tweets aside, this is a very interesting and compelling fight. Edwards has been rising up the welterweight ranks thanks to a seven fight winning streak. RDA, meanwhile, demonstrated last month that his days as a top 170’er are far from over, by submitting Kevin Lee.

Here’s the line-up so far for UFC San Antonio (via MMA Mania [6]).

170 lbs.: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards
125 lbs.: Liz Carmouche vs. Roxanne Modafferi
265 lbs.: Walt Harris vs. Aleksei Oleinik
135 lbs.: Irene Aldana vs. Raquel Pennington
145 lbs.: Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson
205 lbs.: Klidson Abreu vs. Sam Alvey
135 lbs.: Felipe Colares vs. Domingo Pilarte
135 lbs.: Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son
265 lbs.: Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell
265 lbs.: Juan Adams vs. Greg Hardy
155 lbs.: Dan Hooker vs. James Vick
135 lbs.: Ray Borg vs. Gabriel Silva