Rafael Dos Anjos (Gleidson Venga/Sherdog)

UFC on Fox 17 Results: Dos Anjos Stops Cerrone, Retains Lightweight Belt

On Saturday, Dec. 19, the UFC hosted UFC on Fox 17: Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 from the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

In the night’s main event, lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos looked to make the first defense of his 155-pound title when he rematched Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone. The Brazilian dos Anjos captured the belt with a dominant win over Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 in March. He entered the contest riding a four-fight winning streak. Cerrone, meanwhile, was out for revenge as he aimed to avenge a closely contested 2013 decision loss to the champion. Since that defeat, the 32-year-old had reeled off eight straight wins, including five finishes.

The 13-fight event kicked off Saturday with three preliminary card bouts streaming live on UFC Fight Pass at 3:30 p.m. ET. Six additional preliminary card bouts aired live on Fox Sports 1 at 5 p.m. ET, with the four-fight main card taking place at 8 p.m. ET on Fox.


Rafael dos Anjos def. Donald Cerrone by TKO (strikes). Round 1, 1:06 – for lightweight title
Alistair Overeem def. Junior dos Santos by TKO (punches). Round 2, 4:43
Nate Diaz def. Michael Johnson by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Randa Markos by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Charles Oliveira def. Myles Jury by submission (guillotine choke). Round 1, 3:05
Nate Marquardt def. C.B. Dollaway by knockout (punch). Round 2, 0:28
Valentina Shevchenko def. Sarah Kaufman by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Tamdan McCrory def. Josh Samman by submission (triangle choke). Round 3, 4:10
Nik Lentz def. Danny Castillo by split decision (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
Cole Miller vs. Jim Alers ruled a no-contest (accidental eye poke). Round 2, 1:44
Kamaru Usman def. Leon Edwards by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Vicente Luque def. Hayder Hassan by technical submission (anaconda choke). Round 1, 2:13
Francis Ngannou def. Luis Henrique by knockout (uppercut). Round 2, 2:53