UFC ON FOX 17 BETTER THAN MOST PPVS

LIGHTWEIGHT (155) TITLE FIGHT IN MAIN EVENT

Cowboy Being Advertised More Than The Champ

Cowboy Being Advertised More Than The Champ

Los Angeles, CA- Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (28-6, 1 NC) fights about a million times a year, and will make his 1,000,001st appearance in the main event of UFC on Fox 17. He will be fighting current lightweight king Rafael Dos Anjos (24-7), who is making the first defense of the title he took from Anthony “Showtime”
Pettis (18-3) in dominant fashion back in March. Cerrone is on an 8 fight win streak, with Dos Anjos being the last one to hand Cowboy a loss back in 2013.

WHO WINS REMATCH?

I think Cerrone gets his revenge here. This will likely set up a third fight down the line. Cowboy has shone a lot of improvement in recent fights, and looks poised to take the crown. If Cerrone wins, there are rumors he will face new featherweight (145) titlist Conor McGregor (19-2), which would be huge. I do not see the UFC risking one of their biggest stars, who lost twice by submission earlier in his career, against a less marketable grappling specialist like Dos Anjos who also happens to be the bigger guy.

FIGHT OF THE NIGHT IS CO-MAIN

If you asked me a few years ago who would win a fight between Junior Dos Santos (17-3) and Alistair Overeem (39-14, 1 NC), I would pick Dos Santos by knockout without hesitation. Flash forward a couple years, and Dos Santos has taken two terrible beatings at the hands of Cain Velasquez (13-2) and has not looked particularly good in a fight since 2013. I think Reem outpoints him, provided he does not get reckless and leave that glass jaw of his out for Cigano to put him out.

RETURN OF NATE DIAZ

Nate (17-10, the younger and smaller of Stockton, CA’s Diaz brothers, has not fought in a year. He takes on Michael Johnson (16-9), who is fighting for the third time this year. Diaz is the more talented of the two, but it is tough to know how much he has left. I see Nate walking away with a competitive decision. I would actually like to see Conor fight Diaz first if he is really planning on moving up. That would be possibly the greatest trash talking fight ever and a good barometer for how McGregor would fare at lightweight. Overall, one of the better cards of the year on paper for the UFC. Tune in at 8PM/5PM ETPT for the main card and 5PM/2PM ETPT on Fox Sports 1 for the prelims.

Zack “Attack” Young

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