UFC Lightweight Champion Rafael dos Anjos won his title nearly four months ago and has yet to defend it a single time. No fault of his own, of course, as the new champion actually suffered a torn MCL in the weeks leading up to the fight. The fact that Dos Anjos defeated one of the best fighters in the world in Anthony Pettis at UFC 185 for the title with a torn MCL is a feat of its own!
Dos Anjos’ first challenge is getting ready to meet him in the octagon, though, and it won’t be easy. Donald Cerrone has finally earned his shot at UFC gold and will be stepping into the cage to face the Brazilian for the second time in his career. The two will meet at UFC on Fox 17 on December 19, 2015.
Their first meeting took place at “UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2” over two years ago and both men have grown as fighters since then. RDA came out on top in their first meeting, outlasting “Cowboy” for fifteen minutes to gain the unanimous decision victory.
Check out what the champion has to say about his upcoming challenge in the interview below:
Who do you think will walk out of the octagon with the UFC Lightweight Championship slung over their shoulder? Make your predictions in the comment section below!
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