UFC on FOX 17: Rafael dos Anjos Storms Through Donald Cerrone
By FCF Staff
The first lightweight title defense for Rafael dos Anjos ended very quickly and impressively, as the well rounded fighter needed less than two minutes to stop Donald Cerrone.
Dos Anjos punished Cerrone early on into the UFC on FOX 17 headliner with a body kick and punches, and sent the challenger to the mat. RDA swarmed in and fired down punches from above, and the bout was brought to a halt.
After the quick fight, dos Anjos told UFC featherweight champ Conor McGregor that he’d be wiling to fight him in Brazil or Ireland.
In the co-main event, Alistair Overeem dropped Junior dos Santos in the second round with a left hook, and after landing punches from above, the bout was stopped.
Here are the results for UFC on FOX 17, which took place in Orlando, Florida.
Rafael dos Anjos def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (body kick and punches) R1, 1:06
Alistair Overeem def. Junior dos Santos via TKO (punches) R2, 4:43
Nate Diaz def. Michael Johnson via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Randa Markos via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
Charles Oliveira def. Myles Jury via submission (guillotine choke) R1, 3:05
Nate Marquardt def. C.B. Dollaway via KO (punch) R2, 0:28
Valentina Shevchenko def. Sarah Kaufman via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Tamdan McCrory def. Josh Samman via submission (triangle-choke) R3, 4:10
Nik Lentz def. Danny Castillo via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller declared no contest (Miller could not continue due to accidental eye poke) R2, 1:44
Kamaru Usman def. Leon Edwards via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
Francis Ngannou def. Luiz Henrique via KO (punches) R2, 2:53
Vicente Luque def. Hayder Hassan via submission (anaconda choke) R1, 2:1