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UFC Fight Night 27: Donald Cerrone Vs. Rafael Dos Anjos

Donald Cerrone vs. Rafael dos Anjos

Lightweight Top-10 fighters Donald Cerrone (20-5) and Rafael dos Anjos (19-6) will try to make a statement in our co-main event. Cerrone 3-1 in his last four, while dos Anjos is on a four-fight win streak. The referee is Dan Miragliotta.

Round 1: The crowd has been relatively quiet for the most part during the main card, but “Cowboy” gets them to their feet like no other. As he typically does, Cerrone is throwing some vicious leg kicks to start the action. Just like that, dos Anjos catches Cerrone and drops him to the canvas. Dos Anjos finishes with some nice offense on the mat, but is unable to put Cerrone away.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Round 2: Big knee lands to the forehead of Cerrone, but he remains upright. Cerrone lands a nasty kick to the body, and scores with a swift single-leg takedown, much to the delight of the Indiana faithful. Dos Anjos gets to his feet, and the takedown seems to have given Cerrone more confidence. Just like that, though, dos Anjos fires off a nice kick to the body. Dos Anjos shoots for a takedown of his own and gets it, receiving approval from his corner. Interesting round to score, as both had success.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Round 3: Both fighters still trying to feel each other out, as dos Anjos goes for a takedown. He continues to push for it, but Cerrone is able to fight the attempt off. So far, though, it is dos Anjos getting the better of the striking. Cerrone now finds his rhythm, as the crowd begins pushing him forward, and connects with a straight jab. Dos Anjos shoots, and gets stuffed again as we go under a minute. Cerrone stalking forward and dos Anjos backing up. Dos Anjos catches Cerrone flush with a right and we will head to the scorecards.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for dos Anjos

Rafael dos Anjos def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)