UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2
|UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cowboy 2|
|Promotion||Ultimate Fighting Championship|
|Date||December 19, 2015|
The event was headlined by a UFC Lightweight Championship bout between current champion Rafael dos Anjos and top contender Donald Cerrone. Dos Anjos won their first fight at UFC Fight Night: Condit vs. Kampmann 2 by unanimous decision.
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. On December 11, she was replaced by promotional newcomer Valentina Shevchenko.
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.
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.
|Main Card (Fox)|
|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|
- For the UFC Lightweight Championship.
- Accidental eye poke rendered Miller unable to continue.
The following fighters were awarded $50,000 bonuses:
- Fight of the Night: Nate Diaz vs. Michael Johnson
- Performance of the Night: Rafael dos Anjos and Vicente Luque
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.
- 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
- Staff (December 19, 2015). "UFC on FOX 17 draws reported 14,459 attendance for $1.71 million gate". mmajunkie.com.
- Thomas Gerbasi (2015-08-13). "dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2 headlines on Dec. 19". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
- 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.
- Staff (2015-12-03). "Germaine de Randamie injured, out of UFC on FOX 17 bout with Sarah Kaufman". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-14.
- Staff (2015-12-11). "de Randamie out, Shevchenko to debut against Kaufman". ufc.com. Retrieved 2015-12-11.
- Staff (2015-12-18). "UFC on FOX 17 official weigh-in results: Some confusion atop the scale". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-18.
- "Usman-Edwards title bout booked for UFC 278". 12 June 2022.
- "UFC on Fox: dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2". Ultimate Fighting Championship. Retrieved 2015-08-13.
- Staff (2015-12-19). "UFC on FOX 17 bonuses: Nate Diaz, Michael Johnson cash in for entertaining scrap". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-20.
- Staff (2015-12-21). "UFC on FOX 17 salaries: Overeem ($542k), dos Anjos ($300k) lead $2 million payroll". mmajunkie.com. Retrieved 2015-12-21.