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MMA Crossfire – Dos Anjos to defend against Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17

The UFC announced Wednesday that lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos (24-7-0) will defend his lightweight title against #1-ranked Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (28-6-0, 1NC) December 19th at UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando, Florida.

Dos Anjos defeated Cerrone by unanimous decision in their last encounter in 2013.

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Both fighters are streaking.

Dos Anjos caught fire since a surprising TKO win over former champ Benson Henderson

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Opponents Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Rafael dos Anjos face off before their lightweight fight during the UFC on FOX Sports 1 event at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on August 28, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Ed Mulholland/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Cerrone is on a eight-fight win streak filled with post-fight bonuses.

More fights are expected to be announced.



Kenai is a former Postmedia Network news and sports editor. He is the Editor-in-Chief for MMA Crossfire.
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