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Matt Wiman vs. Rafael dos Anjos Booked for UFC 103

Matt WimanLightweights Matt Wiman and Rafael dos Anjos, both losers of two-straight, will square off at UFC 103 on September 19 in Dallas with their UFC future likely on the line. first reported the matchup on Friday.

Wiman (6-3) was knocked out by a Spencer Fisher flying knee in his UFC debut at UFC 60 in mid-2006 but was still cast for The Ultimate Fighter 5. On the show, Wiman was eliminated in the quarterfinals by eventual finalist Manny Gamburyan. At the Finale “Handsome” defeat Brian Geraghty, which started a four-fight win streak that also included UFC victories over Michihiro Omigawa, Justin Buchholz, and Thiago Tavares. Wiman was unable to find success in his two most-recent fights against Jim Miller and Sam Stout, suffering unanimous decision losses in both bouts.

Dos Anjos (11-4), who came to the UFC with an 11-2 record after competing almost exclusively in Brazil, was knocked out by Jeremy Stephens in the third-round of his UFC debut in November then suffered a unanimous decision loss to Tyson Griffin at UFC Fight Night 18 in April.

Mirko “Cro Cop” Filipovic vs. Junior dos Santos is expected to co-headline UFC 103 alongside a main event featuring Rich Franklin against an opponent to-be-announced. Mike Swick vs. Martin Kampmann, Josh Koscheck vs. Frank Trigg, and Efrain Escudero vs. Cole Miller are also rumored for the card.

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