UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2

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UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2
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The poster for UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2.
PromotionUltimate Fighting Championship
DateDecember 19, 2015 (2015-12-19)
VenueAmway Center
CityOrlando, Florida
Total gate$1,710,000[1]
Event chronology
UFC 194: Aldo vs. McGregor UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 UFC 195: Lawler vs. Condit

UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2 (also known as UFC on Fox 17) was a mixed martial arts event held on December 19, 2015, at the Amway Center in Orlando, Florida.[2]


The event was headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current champion Rafael dos Anjos and top contender Donald Cerrone.[2] Dos Anjos won their first fight at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 by unanimous decision.[3]

Germaine de Randamie was scheduled to face Sarah Kaufman at the event. However, De Randamie pulled out of the fight on December 3 citing an injury.[4] On December 11, she was replaced by promotional newcomer Valentina Shevchenko.[5]

Charles Oliveira missed weight on his first attempt at the weigh ins, coming in at 150.5 lb. He was given additional time to make the weight limit, but made no attempts to cut further. Instead, he was fined 20 percent of his fight purse, which went to Myles Jury. This marked the third time that Oliveira missed weight in his UFC career.[6]

By reporters and UFC fans alike, UFC on Fox 17 is regarded as one of the greatest cards that the UFC has ever offered on broadcast television. Future UFC stars such as Nate Diaz and Vicente Luque, and future champions Valentina Shevchenko, Charles Oliveira, and Francis Ngannou were all victorious on this card. Additionally, Kamaru Usman defeated Leon Edwards by unanimous decision; the two are scheduled to meet in a rematch for the UFC Welterweight Championship on August 20, 2022, headlining UFC 278.[7]


Main Card (Fox)
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Rafael dos Anjos (c) def. Donald Cerrone TKO (body kick and punches) 1 1:06 [a]
Heavyweight Alistair Overeem def. Junior dos Santos TKO (punches) 2 4:43
Lightweight Nate Diaz def. Michael Johnson Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Karolina Kowalkiewicz def. Randa Markos Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Preliminary Card (Fox Sports 1)
Catchweight (150.5 lb) Charles Oliveira def. Myles Jury Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:05
Middleweight Nate Marquardt def. C. B. Dollaway KO (punch) 2 0:28
Women's Bantamweight Valentina Shevchenko def. Sarah Kaufman Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 29–28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Tamdan McCrory def. Josh Samman Submission (triangle choke) 3 4:10
Lightweight Nik Lentz def. Danny Castillo Decision (split) (28–29, 29–28, 30–27) 3 5:00
Featherweight Cole Miller vs. Jim Alers No Contest (accidental eye poke) 2 1:44 [b]
Preliminary Card (UFC Fight Pass)
Welterweight Kamaru Usman def. Leon Edwards Decision (unanimous) (29–28, 30–27, 29–28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Vicente Luque def. Hayder Hassan Technical Submission (anaconda choke) 1 2:13
Heavyweight Francis Ngannou def. Luis Henrique KO (punch) 2 2:53
  1. ^ For the UFC Lightweight Championship.
  2. ^ Accidental eye poke rendered Miller unable to continue.


Bonus awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:[9]

  • Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson
  • Performance of the Night: Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque

Reported payout[edit]

The following is the reported payout to the fighters as reported to the Florida State Boxing Commission. It does not include sponsor money and also does not include the UFC's traditional "fight night" bonuses.[10]

  • Rafael dos Anjos: $300,000 (no win bonus) def. Donald Cerrone: $79,000
  • Alistair Overeem: $542,857 (includes $200,000 win bonus) def. Junior dos Santos: $400,000
  • Nate Diaz: $40,000 (includes $20,000 win bonus) def. Michael Johnson: $30,000
  • Karolina Kowalkiewicz: $26,000 (includes $13,000 win bonus) def. Randa Markos: $12,000
  • Charles Oliveira: $66,600 (includes $37,000 win bonus) def. Myles Jury: $30,000 ^
  • Nate Marquardt: $98,000 (includes $49,000 win bonus) def. C.B. Dollaway: $40,000
  • Valentina Shevchenko: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Sarah Kaufman: $22,000
  • Tamdan McCrory: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Josh Samman: $10,000
  • Nik Lentz: $70,000 (includes $35,000 win bonus) def. Danny Castillo: $39,000
  • Cole Miller: $30,000 vs. Jim Alers: $10,000 <
  • Kamaru Usman: $24,000 (includes $12,000 win bonus) def. Leon Edwards: $15,000
  • Vicente Luque: $20,000 (includes $10,000 win bonus) def. Hayder Hassan: $10,000
  • Francis Ngannou: $20,000 (includes $8,000 win bonus) def. Luis Henrique: $10,000

^ Oliviera was fined $7,400, 20 percent of his purse for failing to make the required weight for his fight with Myles Jury.[10]
< Both fighters earned show money; bout declared No Contest.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b Staff (December 19, 2015). "UFC on FOX 17 draws reported 14,459 attendance for $1.71 million gate". mmajunkie.com.
  2. ^ a b Thomas Gerbasi (2015-08-13). "dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 headlines on Dec. 19". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  3. ^ Michael Drahota (2013-08-29). "UFC Fight Night 27 results recap: Rafael dos Anjos vs. Donald Cerrone fight review and analysis". mmamania.com. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  4. ^ Staff (2015-12-03). "Germaine de Randamie injured, out of UFC on FOX 17 bout with Sarah Kaufman". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
  5. ^ Staff (2015-12-11). "de Randamie out, Shevchenko to debut against Kaufman". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
  6. ^ Staff (2015-12-18). "UFC on FOX 17 official weigh-in results: Some confusion atop the scale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
  7. ^ "Usman-Edwards title bout booked for UFC 278". 12 June 2022.
  8. ^ "UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
  9. ^ Staff (2015-12-19). "UFC on FOX 17 bonuses: Nate Diaz, Michael Johnson cash in for entertaining scrap". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
  10. ^ a b c Staff (2015-12-21). "UFC on FOX 17 salaries: Overeem ($542k), dos Anjos ($300k) lead $2 million payroll". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-21.