On Thursday, it was announced UFC lightweight champion Rafael Dos Anjos (pictured) will break in his belt against Donald Cerrone at UFC on FOX 17.
The December 19 event takes place inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida. FOX will broadcast the main card live starting at 8PM ET/5PM PT.
Dos Anjos underwent knee surgery to repair a torn MCL shortly after dominating Anthony Pettis in March at UFC 185 to capture he crown. The Brazilian has won nine of his past 10 scraps.
Cerrone, meanwhile, is one of the division’s hottest fighters have rattled off eight consecutive victories. “Cowboy” solidified his top contender status with May’s TKO head kick on John Makdessi.
This should be a heated contest, particularly after Cerrone accused Dos Anjos of taking performance-enhancing drugs last month.
No other fights have been reported for the lineup at this time.