Fight Matrix Program: UFC on Fox 17 – Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone (12-19-2015)

15 Dec , 2015,
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Lightweight Championship (155)
[#1/#7DD/#7P4P] Rafael dos Anjos (24-7-0, -215) vs. [#2/#10P4P] Donald Cerrone (28-6-0, +177)
Rafael dos Anjos is the All-Time #8 ranked Lightweight fighter.
Donald Cerrone is the All-Time #15 ranked Lightweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Rafael dos Anjos (3-0-0)
2015-03-14: W vs. [#3LW] Anthony Pettis (18-3-0) via UD (50-45, 50-45, 50-45)
2014-12-13: W vs. [#21LW] Nate Diaz (17-10-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
2014-08-23: W vs. [#10WW] Ben Henderson (23-5-0) via KO (Punch) in 2:31 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Donald Cerrone (3-0-0)
2015-05-23: W vs. [#72LW] John Makdessi (13-5-0) via TKO (Head Kick) in 4:44 of round 2
2015-01-18: W vs. [#10WW] Ben Henderson (23-5-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2015-01-03: W vs. [#14LW] Myles Jury (15-1-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Rafael dos Anjos 280, Donald Cerrone 210
Previous Match-up Record: Rafael dos Anjos leads 1-0-0
Wins Against Common Opposition: Rafael dos Anjos leads 5-4
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Heavyweight (265)
[#3] Junior dos Santos (17-3-0, -356) vs. [#9] Alistair Overeem (39-14-0, +279)
Junior dos Santos is the All-Time #5 ranked Heavyweight and #21 ranked Absolute fighter.
Alistair Overeem is the All-Time #18 ranked Heavyweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Junior dos Santos (2-1-0)
2014-12-13: W vs. [#5HW+] Stipe Miocic (13-2-0) via UD (48-47, 49-46, 49-46)
2013-10-19: L vs. [#2HW+] Cain Velasquez (13-2-0) via TKO (Slam and Punch) in 3:09 of round 5
2013-05-25: W vs. [#6HW+] Mark Hunt (11-10-1) via KO (Spinning Hook Kick) in 4:18 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Alistair Overeem (2-1-0)
2015-03-14: W vs. [#23HW+] Roy Nelson (20-12-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2014-12-13: W vs. [#32HW+] Stefan Struve (26-8-0) via KO (Punches) in 4:13 of round 1
2014-09-05: L vs. [#7HW+] Ben Rothwell (35-9-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:19 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Junior dos Santos 371, Alistair Overeem 280
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 5 win(s) against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#9] Michael Johnson (16-9-0, -459) vs. [#21] Nate Diaz (17-10-0, +356)

Last 3 Fights: Michael Johnson (2-1-0)
2015-08-08: L vs. [#8LW] Beneil Dariush (12-1-0) via SD (29-28, 29-28, 28-29)
2015-02-22: W vs. [#17LW] Edson Barboza (16-4-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
2014-03-08: W vs. [#41LW] Melvin Guillard (32-15-2) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Nate Diaz (1-2-0)
2014-12-13: L vs. [#1LW/#7DD/#7P4P] Rafael dos Anjos (24-7-0) via UD (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)
2013-11-30: W vs. [#175LW] Gray Maynard (11-5-1) via TKO (Punches) in 2:38 of round 1
2013-04-20: L vs. [#16LW] Josh Thomson (22-8-0) via TKO (Head Kick and Punches) in 3:44 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Michael Johnson 133, Nate Diaz 371
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Women Strawweight (115)
[#12] Randa Markos (5-2-0, -188) vs. [#13] Karolina Kowalkiewicz (7-0-0, +158)

Last 3 Fights: Randa Markos (2-1-0)
2015-04-25: W vs. [#25SW] Aisling Daly (16-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-12-12: L vs. [#14SW] Jessica Penne (12-3-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-03-08: W vs. [#133SW] Lynnell House (2-4-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 1:57 of round 1

Last 3 Fights: Karolina Kowalkiewicz (3-0-0)
2015-02-21: W vs. [#6FLY] Kalindra Faria (16-5-1) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-11-01: W vs. [#23SW] Mizuki Inoue (10-3-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-05-17: W vs. [NA] Jasminka Cive (5-2-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:53 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Randa Markos 238, Karolina Kowalkiewicz 301
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#14LW] Myles Jury (15-1-0, -129) vs. [#10] Charles Oliveira (20-5-0, +105)

Last 3 Fights: Myles Jury (2-1-0)
2015-01-03: L vs. [#2LW/#10P4P] Donald Cerrone (28-6-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2014-09-20: W vs. [#71LW] Takanori Gomi (35-11-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:32 of round 1
2014-03-15: W vs. [#35FW] Diego Sanchez (25-8-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Charles Oliveira (2-1-0)
2015-08-23: L vs. [#4FW] Max Holloway (15-3-0) via TKO (Esophagus Injury) in 1:39 of round 1
2015-05-30: W vs. [#21FW] Nik Lentz (25-7-2) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:10 of round 3
2014-12-12: W vs. [#11FW] Jeremy Stephens (24-12-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Myles Jury 350, Charles Oliveira 118
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Middleweight (185)
[#18] C.B. Dollaway (15-7-0, -363) vs. [#35] Nate Marquardt (33-15-2, +288)
Nate Marquardt is the All-Time #6 ranked Middleweight fighter.

Last 3 Fights: C.B. Dollaway (1-2-0)
2015-04-25: L vs. [#9MW] Michael Bisping (27-7-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-12-20: L vs. [#5MW] Lyoto Machida (22-7-0) via TKO (Kick to the Body and Punches) in 1:02 of round 1
2014-05-31: W vs. [#20LHW] Francis Carmont (24-11-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Nate Marquardt (1-2-0)
2015-06-13: L vs. [#13WW] Kelvin Gastelum (11-2-0) via TKO (Corner Stoppage) in 5:00 of round 2
2015-01-03: L vs. [#23MW] Brad Tavares (13-4-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2014-06-28: W vs. [*] James Te Huna (16-8-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 4:34 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: C.B. Dollaway 238, Nate Marquardt 189
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Even: Both have 1 win(s) against common opposition.
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Women Bantamweight (135)
[#12] Sarah Kaufman (17-3-0, -231) vs. [#35] Valentina Shevchenko (11-1-0, +188)
Sarah Kaufman is the All-Time #7 ranked Women’s fighter.

Last 3 Fights: Sarah Kaufman (1-1-0, 1 NC)
2015-04-25: L vs. [#3BW/#8DD/#6P4P] Alexis Davis (17-6-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 3:08 of round 2
2014-04-16: W vs. [#15BW] Leslie Smith (7-6-1) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-10-19: NC vs. [#11BW] Jessica Eye (11-4-0)

Last 3 Fights: Valentina Shevchenko (3-0-0)
2015-02-27: W vs. [#67BW] Jan Finney (9-12-0) via UD ()
2014-02-26: W vs. [#111FLY] Hellen Bastos (2-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in ? of round 2
2013-12-18: W vs. [NA] Priscila Orellana (0-1-0) via TKO (Punches) in 0:50 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Sarah Kaufman 238, Valentina Shevchenko 295
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Sarah Kaufman leads 1-0
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Middleweight (185)
[#20] Josh Samman (12-2-0, -172) vs. [#40] Tamdan McCrory (13-3-0, +147)

Last 3 Fights: Josh Samman (3-0-0)
2015-07-12: W vs. [#45MW] Caio Magalhaes (9-2-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 2:52 of round 1
2014-12-06: W vs. [#82MW] Eddie Gordon (7-4-0) via KO (Head Kick) in 3:08 of round 2
2013-04-13: W vs. [#57MW] Kevin Casey (9-3-0) via TKO (Knees) in 2:17 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Tamdan McCrory (2-1-0)
2015-02-27: W vs. [#85MW] Jason Butcher (8-2-0) via Submission (Armbar) in 1:06 of round 1
2014-09-05: W vs. [#69WW] Brennan Ward (12-3-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:21 of round 1
2009-08-08: L vs. [#42WW] John Howard (23-12-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Josh Samman 160, Tamdan McCrory 295
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Lightweight (155)
[#21FW] Nik Lentz (25-7-2, -122) vs. [#53] Danny Castillo (17-9-0, -102)

Last 3 Fights: Nik Lentz (1-2-0)
2015-05-30: L vs. [#10FW] Charles Oliveira (20-5-0) via Submission (Guillotine Choke) in 1:10 of round 3
2014-05-10: W vs. [#13BW] Manny Gamburyan (15-8-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2013-12-14: L vs. [#6FW] Chad Mendes (17-4-0) via UD (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)

Last 3 Fights: Danny Castillo (0-3-0)
2015-07-25: L vs. [#43LW] Jim Miller (25-7-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)
2015-01-03: L vs. [#55LW] Paul Felder (10-2-0) via KO (Spinning Back Fist) in 2:09 of round 2
2014-08-30: L vs. [#5LW] Tony Ferguson (20-3-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Nik Lentz 203, Danny Castillo 147
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Featherweight (145)
[#60] Cole Miller (21-9-0, +122) vs. [#99] Jim Alers (13-2-0, -146)

Last 3 Fights: Cole Miller (2-1-0)
2015-02-14: L vs. [#4FW] Max Holloway (15-3-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)
2014-01-15: W vs. [#84FW] Sam Sicilia (15-6-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:54 of round 2
2013-10-26: W vs. [#297FW] Andy Ogle (9-6-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Last 3 Fights: Jim Alers (2-1-0)
2015-02-14: L vs. [#15FW] Chas Skelly (15-1-0) via TKO (Punches and Knee) in 4:59 of round 2
2014-04-11: W vs. [#331FW] Alan Omer (18-5-0) via SD (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
2013-12-31: W vs. [#319FW] Graham Turner (25-9-0) via Submission (North South Choke) in 1:22 of round 2

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Cole Miller 308, Jim Alers 308
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#35] Kamaru Usman (6-1-0, -217) vs. [#70] Leon Edwards (10-2-0, +178)

Last 3 Fights: Kamaru Usman (3-0-0)
2015-07-12: W vs. [#132WW] Hayder Hassan (6-2-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 1:19 of round 2
2014-07-18: W vs. [*] Marcus Hicks (10-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 5:00 of round 2
2014-04-04: W vs. [#946MW] Lenny Lovato (8-4-0) via TKO (Punches) in 1:04 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Leon Edwards (2-1-0)
2015-07-18: W vs. [#222WW] Pawel Pawlak (11-2-0) via UD (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
2015-04-11: W vs. [#219WW] Seth Baczynski (19-13-0) via KO (Punches) in 0:08 of round 1
2014-11-08: L vs. [#66WW] Claudio Henrique Da Silva (11-1-0) via SD (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Kamaru Usman 160, Leon Edwards 154
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Welterweight (170)
[#132] Hayder Hassan (6-2-0, -117) vs. [#150] Vicente Luque (7-5-1, -107)

Last 3 Fights: Hayder Hassan (2-1-0)
2015-07-12: L vs. [#35WW] Kamaru Usman (6-1-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 1:19 of round 2
2014-10-31: W vs. [#433WW] Felipe Portela (9-2-0) via TKO (Punch) in 3:23 of round 1
2013-10-12: W vs. [#249LW] Jason Jackson (4-2-0) via TKO (Punches) in 2:32 of round 3

Last 3 Fights: Vicente Luque (1-2-0)
2015-07-12: L vs. [#97WW] Michael Graves (5-0-0) via UD (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
2014-06-21: W vs. [#535WW] Paulistenio Rocha (9-3-1) via UD ()
2013-07-13: L vs. [#192WW] Carlos Alexandre Pereira (33-11-1) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 0:44 of round 3

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Hayder Hassan 160, Vicente Luque 160
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: Hayder Hassan leads 1-0
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Heavyweight (265)
[#111] Francis Ngannou (5-1-0, +107) vs. [#135LHW] Luiz Henrique (8-1-0, -131)

Last 3 Fights: Francis Ngannou (3-0-0)
2015-05-28: W vs. [#204HW+] William Baldutti (6-3-0) via TKO (Punches) in ? of round 2
2014-09-20: W vs. [#251HW+] Luc Ngeleka (4-1-0) via Submission in ? of round 1
2014-04-05: W vs. [*] Nicolas Specq (1-2-0) via Submission (Arm Triangle Choke) in 2:10 of round 2

Last 3 Fights: Luiz Henrique (3-0-0)
2015-07-18: W vs. [NA] Heitor Eschiavo Silva (0-2-0) via Submission (Keylock) in 1:35 of round 2
2014-12-13: W vs. [#180LHW] Armando Sixel (8-5-0) via UD ()
2014-10-18: W vs. [#432MW] Joao Paulo dos Santos (6-4-0) via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) in 1:46 of round 1

Days Since Last Pro Fight: Francis Ngannou 205, Luiz Henrique 154
Previous Match-up Record: No previous match-ups.
Wins Against Common Opposition: No common opposition or both are winless against common opposition.
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Notes about the Fight Card
– Highest-rated fighter always listed first.
– A ‘*’ ranking suggests a fighter is inactive.
– An ‘NA’ ranking suggests the fighter is too low for a ranking or we do not have division info for them.

Fight Card Statistics

Highest Pre-Bout Raw Rating: Rafael dos Anjos
Highest Stored DD Rating: Rafael dos Anjos
Highest Pre-Bout Fight Raw Rating: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone
Highest Stored Fight DD Rating: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone
Event Matchmaking Competitiveness Rating (of 5*): Outstanding [****½]
Total Event MMA Rankings Impact (of 5*): Very Large [****]
Run Date: 2015-12-17