UFC on FOX 17 came from Orlando last night, Saturday 19th December. The main event was a lightweight championship bout between Rafael dos Anjos and Donald Cerrone.
It was to be Rafael dos Anjos who made a huge statement to retain his lightweight title in just 66 seconds on the first round defeating Donald Cerrone by strikes.
In the co-main event the new and improved Alistair Overeem dispatched of Junior Dos Santos in the second round via a TKO stoppage in a heavyweight clash.
Nate Diaz also made his long awaited return to the octagon and took home a unanimous decision win over top 5 lightweight Michael Johnson in a great three round battle which saw him also pick up Fight of The Night Bonus.
Here are the full results:
Rafael dos Anjos Def Donald Cerrone Via TKO (strikes) 1:06 Round One
Alistair Overeem Def Junior Dos Santos Via TKO (punches) 4:43 Round Two
Nate Diaz Def Michael Johnson Via 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 Guillotine Choke 3:05 Round One
Nate Marquardt Def C.B. Dollaway Via KO 0:28 Round Two
Valentina Shevchenko Def Sarah Kaufman Via Split Decision 29-28 28-29 29-28
Tamdan McCrory Def Josh Samman Via 4:10 Traiangle Choke Round Three
Nik Lentz Def Danny Castillo 29-28, 28-29, 30-27 Split Decision
Jim Alers vs. Cole Miller decalred a No Contest at 1:44 Round Two Via Dr Stoppage (accidental eye poke)
Preliminary Card (Fight Pass)
Kamaru Usman Def Leon Edwards Via Unanimous Decision 29-28, 30-27, 29-28
Vicente Luque Def Hayder Hassan Via Anaconda Choke 2:13 Round One
Francis Ngannous Def Luiz Henrique Via KO 2:53 Round Two
Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson
Rafael dos Anjos
Author: Emma Bramford
Having been around combat sport for over two decades, my passion for MMA and Boxing just grows and grows. I am a former columnist for MMA Uncaged Magazine and currently contribute to Fighters Only and other leading MMA sites.
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