Rafael dos Anjos (pictured) has been riding the pine since capturing the UFC lightweight title in March with a ACL injury in his knee. Considering the way he utterly destroyed Donald Cerrone Saturday at UFC on FOX 17, maybe ring rust isn’t real.
Dos Anjos easily made his first successful title defense by beating Cerrone to the punch at every turn. The beginning of the end for Cerrone was a vicious body kick. The Brazilian used his hands to finish things off from there.
The official stoppage came at the 1:06 mark in the opening round.
UFC on FOX 17 took place Saturday inside Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.
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