Raphael dos Anjos will likely fight Anthony Pettis for the title next

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UFC lightweight Raphael dos Anjos dominated on Saturday night at in the co-main event of UFC on FOX 13 against Nate Diaz.  He won all three rounds on all three judges scorecards, two judges giving him one 10-8 round. At the post-fight press conference, Dana White explained that it's tough to decide who should fight UFC champ Anthony Pettis next between dos Anjos and Khabib Nurmagomedov.  The UFC President said that if Nurmagomedov was healthy he would get the next title shot, but since he isn't, dos Anjos will be most likely fighting Pettis next. "I would say if Khabib was healthy right now, it'd probably be Khabib, but he's not, so it's dos Anjos." It's not a for sure, as dos Anjos has to be cleared by doctors first, but he should be able to fight fairly soon, which is what Pettis wants to do.  It's unlikely that Nurmagomedov will be ready to fight by April or so, but it all comes down to timing and dates. Dos Anjos is currently riding a three-fight win streak, with wins over Jason High, former champ Benson Henderson and now most recently Diaz.  He last suffered a decision loss earlier this year to No. 1 lightweight Nurmagomedov.  Dos Anjos is currently ranked No. 3 in the division.

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