Two top lightweights will compete in the UFC on Fox Sports 1 No. 2 co-headliner on Aug. 28, when Donald Cerrone takes on Rafael dos Anjos during the UFC’s second event on the Fox-owned sports network.
UFC officials announced the booking on Wednesday afternoon. The UFC’s sophomore appearance on Fox Sports 1 takes place at the Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis and is headlined by an anticipated welterweight rematch between former interim champion Carlos Condit and Danish talent Martin Kampmann.
Cerrone, 30, has won seven of nine fights since joining the UFC in 2011, posting back-to-back triumphs over Jeremy Stephens and Melvin Guillard last year before suffering a first-round knockout to Anthony Pettis to kick off 2013. “Cowboy” responded to the setback with a victory in his most recent outing, however, as the Jackson’s Mixed Martial Arts product cruised to a unanimous decision over Strikeforce import K.J. Noons just under two weeks ago at UFC 160.
Dos Anjos, 28, rides a four-fight winning streak into his clash with Cerrone, most recently edging a game Evan Dunham in a hard-fought bout last month at UFC on FX 8. The Brazilian posted three straight victories last year following a split decision defeat to Gleison Tibau to close out 2011, notching wins over Kamal Shalorus, Anthony Njokuani and Mark Bocek to kick off his current hot streak.