(Click on the fight below and then scroll down to see in-fight live stats and full results, courtesy of Fight Analytics. The first UFC on ESPN 4: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards bout from San Antonio, Texas, is scheduled to begin on Saturday, July 20, at 6 p.m. ET / 3 p.m. PT.)
The Ultimate Fighting Championship lands in San Antonio, Texas, this week for UFC on ESPN 4, where former lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos continues his quest to become the welterweight champion as he squares off with fellow 170-pound contender Leon Edwards in the main event.
Dos Anjos immediately shot into title contention when he moved up to the welterweight division on the strength of three consecutive victories over top contenders, including former UFC welterweight champion Robbie Lawler. He fell short in his battle with Colby Covington for the interim title. He followed that with a loss to current champion Kamaru Usman before the Nigerian became the champion.
Dos Anjos bounced back with a win over Kevin Lee and needs the victory over Edwards to keep his name near the top of the welterweight leaderboard.
Edwards, who also has a loss to Usman on his record, is in a much better position to earn a shot at redemption than Dos Anjos. Since losing to Usman in 2015, he has since won seven fights in succession, including victories over the likes of Gunnar Nelson and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
A win over Dos Anjos might be all that he needs to rocket into the upper echelon of the welterweight division and start his campaign for a title shot.
The UFC on ESPN 4 fight card also features several key heavyweight match-ups, including Aleksei Oleinik vs. Walt Harris, Greg Hardy vs. Juan Adams, and Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell.
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UFC on ESPN 4: Dos Anjos vs. Edwards San Antonio fight card
Main Card (9 p.m. ET on ESPN+)
- Rafael dos Anjos vs. Leon Edwards
- Aleksei Oleinik vs. Walt Harris
- Greg Hardy vs. Juan Adams
- James Vick vs. Dan Hooker
- Alexander Hernandez vs. Francisco Trinaldo
- Andrei Arlovski vs. Ben Rothwell
Prelims Card (6 p.m. ET on ESPN)
- Alex Caceres vs. Steven Peterson
- Raquel Pennington vs. Irene Aldana
- Sam Alvey vs. Klidson Abreu
- Roxanne Modafferi vs. Jennifer Maia
- Ray Borg vs. Gabriel Silva
- Mario Bautista vs. Jin Soo Son
- Domingo Pilarte vs. Felipe Colares