It certainly looks like the UFC’s 2015 campaign is going to end on a bang, as the promotion has booked another all-star bout for December. The company has announced that the long expected rematch between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone will headline UFC on FOX 17, which will go down in Orlando, Florida on December 19th.
Cerrone (28-6) has been tapped for a title shot after winning eight straight, which includes victories over the likes of Edson Barboza, Jim Miller, Benson Henderson and most recently John Makdessi. As you likely know, the last man to hand “Cowboy” a loss was dos Anjos, as the lightweight champ decisioned Cerrone in August, 2013.
Dos Anjos (24-7) hasn’t competed since March, when he worked his way to a clear cut, UD win over Anthony Pettis in March and became champ. The only man who has defeated the well rounded fighter since 2011 is contender Khabib Nurmagomedov, who decisioned RDA last April. Dos Anjos has won four straight since the loss.
So, that’s another fantastic addition to a December schedule, which already includes Jose Aldo-Conor McGregor on December 12th.