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Dos Anjos putting BJJ back on the map

Updated: June 30, 2011, 11:07 AM ET
By Hywel Teague | Special to ESPN.com

RIO DE JANEIRO -- The fight game attracts many a desperate man. For some people, there is no other option than to try and fight their way out of the slums.

Rafael dos Anjos is one such man. He swapped life in a Brazilian favela for one inside the ring. Fighting in the UFC means he can provide a home and, more importantly, a future for his family. But a career as a professional fighter quite literally saved his life.

Born in favela Boa Vista in the city of Niteroi, ...

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