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Rafael Dos Anjos vs. Kamal Shalorus Set for UFC on FUEL 3 in May


(Dos Anjos pulls off a picture perfect lawn chair KO on George Sotiropoulos at UFC 132.) 

Kamal Shalorus has had a difficult time making the leap from the WEC to the UFC. After putting together a 3-0-1 record in the now deceased promotion, “The Prince of Persia” has dropped two straight — a first round TKO to top contender Jim Miller at UFC 128 and a third round submission at the hands of newcomer Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller. In what his final shot under the Zuffa banner, Shalorus will not be given an easy victory, as he has been booked to take on Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FUEL 3, which goes down on May 15 from the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

Dos Anjos, on the other hand, sandwiched the above KO over G-Sots between a pair of losses to Clay Guida (via submission due to jaw injury) and the Anthony Johnson of the lightweight division, Gleison Tibau (by SD).

Also booked for Fairfax…

Following a seven year absence from the octagon that saw him go 19-6, Jeff “The Big Frog” Curran returned to the UFC last October at UFC 137. It was less than successful, as he dropped a unanimous decision to Scott Jorgensen in a match that was forgotten about before it was even over. For his next fight, Curran will be taking a significant step down in competition when he faces Johnny Eduardo in a bantamweight contest. Eduardo, a 25-9 product out of Nova Uniao, came up short in his UFC debut in August, where he was out grappled by Raphael Assuncao en route to a unanimous decision loss.

Finally, lightweights T.J Grant and Carlo Prater are set to throw down on the UFC on FUEL 3 undercard as well. You remember Carlo Prater, don’t you? He was the guy who took the road less traveled to victory at UFC 142, upsetting Erick Silva by way of superior positioning to allow illegal punches to the back of his head. It’s called strategery, Potato Nation.

Anyway, check out the full lineup for UFC on FUEL 3 below. I DEFY YOU to name the website I copy/pasted it from.

  • Featherweight bout: United States Dustin Poirier vs. South Korea Chan Sung Jung
  • Light Heavyweight bout: Brazil Thiago Silva vs. Croatia Igor Pokrajac
  • Lightweight bout: United States Donald Cerrone vs. United States Jeremy Stephens
  • Lightweight bout: Brazil Rafael dos Anjos vs. Iran Kamal Shalorus
  • Lightweight bout: Canada TJ Grant vs. Brazil Carlo Prater
  • Middleweight bout: United States Tom Lawlor vs. Canada Jason MacDonald
  • Welterweight bout: United States Amir Sadollah vs. United States Jorge Lopez
  • Lightweight bout: United States Cody McKenzie vs. United States Aaron Riley
  • Middleweight bout: United States Brad Tavares vs. South Korea Dongi Yang
  • Bantamweight bout: Haiti Yves Jabouin vs. United States Mike Easton
  • Bantamweight bout: United States Jeff Curran vs. Brazil Johnny Eduardo
  • Bantamweight bout: Mexico Alex Soto vs. Russia Azamat Gashimov

-J. Jones

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Fried Taco- March 2, 2012 at 7:25 am
@Lesnarischamp - I dunno, could have used a better font, I think.
Lesnarischamp- March 1, 2012 at 11:02 pm
i like the look of that card. best FUEL card ever!
Get Off Me- March 1, 2012 at 6:04 pm
You can take Poirier-Silva-Dos Anjos and Grant...Official reader submitted parlay for this card.
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