Rafael Dos Anjos (11-3) made his UFC debut at UFC 91 against Jeremy Stephens (14-4). Dos Anjos came into the fight with a pretty impressive 11-2 record. While the competition he faced wasn’t that strong, eleven wins with only two losses it’s is a record most fighters would be happy to have. No matter the competition, Dos Anjos caught the attention of UFC matchmaker Joe Silva who gave him a shot at the big time.
Dos Anjos looked to make a mark and prove he belonged and while he did end up making the highlights it was unfortunately not how he had hoped it would happen. In the second round Stephens threw a jab and crushed Anjos with a devastating uppercut that put Anjos on the wrong end of the highlight reel.