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And Now, In Actually “Earned” Title Shots: Donald Cerrone Faces Rafael Dos Anjos at UFC on FOX 17

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The UFC has rematch fever, babayyy!! Thankfully, this one actually makes the smallest bit of sense.

Nearly three years after they first clashed horns at Fight Night 27, Donald Cerrone and Rafael Dos Anjos will do battle again, only this time, the lightweight title will be on the line. Fox Sports’ Damon Martin broke the news of the Dos Anjos-Cerrone rematch earlier today, which is scheduled to transpire at UFC on FOX 17 in the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida on December 19th.

It’s been a long road to the title for “Cowboy,” who has put together an unbelievable 8 consecutive wins since his previous fight with Dos Anjos. Among his list of victims: Edson Barboza, Eddie Alvarez, Ben Henderson, and most recently, John Makdessi. He also made headlines back in July when he threw a not-so-subtle jab at Dos Anjos for being a steroid user via the Twitters:

Dos Anjos was quick to respond, stating “Anthony and Diaz beat your ass did you see what I did to them i’ll make sure to give you the worst beating,” which fits the minimum criteria to throw a “GRUDGE MATCH” stamp on this fight.

Dos Anjos last fought at UFC 185, where he dethroned Anthony Pettis via a one-sided unanimous decision. Meanwhile, former #1 contender (and the last man to defeat Dos Anjos), Khabib Nurmagomedov, can only pick up the occasional fight at a WSOF event. Sad.

Will the Brazilian put another beating on Cerrone, or are we finally entering The Cowboy Era? Give us your predictions in the comments section (if it’s working), Nation.

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