Orlando, FL – One minute was all it took for Rafael dos Anjos to defend his UFC lightweight strap from Donald Cerrone.
UFC on Fox 17 took place December 19, 2015 at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fl. Rafael dos Anjos vs Donald Cerrone was contested on the main card portion of the event.
Champion dos Anjos and challenger Cerrone wasted no time, with dos Anjos landing a strong body kick and left hook. ‘Cowboy’ landed a good low kick, however was countered with a hard knee to the body and followup kick. Immediately capitalizing on the moment, dos Anjos unloaded on Cerrone with combinations against the cage; referee Herb Dean nearly calling the fight. Cerrone managed to briefly escape, circling backwards and going for a takedown to buy time. dos Anjos stuffed the attempt and unloaded ground and pound until the fight was forced to be called off, at 1:06.
As the undisputed lightweight champion, Rafael dos Anjos improves his record to 25-7. Donald Cerrone drops down to 28-7.
— UFC (@ufc) December 20, 2015