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UFC on FOX 17 Official: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Cowboy Cerrone Tops Bill

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UFC on FOX 17 Official: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Cowboy Cerrone Tops Bill

It’ll be lights out in the Sunshine State when UFC returns to Amway Center with a lightweight title bout as newly crowned champion Rafael Dos Anjos looks to defend his title for the first time when he meets No. 2 contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a highly-anticipated rematch on Saturday, Dec. 19. In the co-main event, former UFC heavyweight champion Junior Dos Santos clashes with former STRIKEFORCE champion Alistair Overeem in a bout that could have major title implications in the wide open division. UFC FIGHT NIGHT: DOS ANJOS vs. COWBOY 2 will be the second consecutive championship bout to air nationally on FOX and eighth overall.

After putting on one of the best performances of his career against Anthony Pettis at UFC 185, Dos Anjos (24-7, fighting out of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) captured the 155-pound title, becoming the first Brazilian to hold the UFC lightweight championship. In addition to his impressive wins over former champion Benson Henderson and Nate Diaz, Dos Anjos also handed Cerrone his last loss back in 2013. The Brazilian jiu jitsu black belt will put his title on the line ….View original article