UFC on FOX 17: Rafael dos Anjos to defend title against Donald Cerrone in main event

UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos
UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos

UFC officials have announced that UFC lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos will defend his title against Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC on FOX 17. The event is slated to take place December 19 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.

Dos Anjos (24-7) will look to defend his title for the first time since defeating Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 in March. Dos Anjos and Cerrone did battle in August 2013, with dos Anjos taking the unanimous decision win.

Cerrone (28-6, 1 NC) is coming off a second round TKO win over John Makdessi at UFC 187 which was his eighth consecutive win since the loss to dos Anjos.

The UFC on FOX events that take place every December typically are of a higher caliber and benefit from riding on the coat tails of promotion during the NFL football season.  It’ll be interesting to see how this card shakes out, but this should be an outstanding main event for FREE.

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