Four Reasons Why The UFC Is Secretly Hoping Cerrone Beats dos Anjos

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The UFC is gearing up for another big weekend as UFC on FOX 17 is set to go down this Saturday night (December 19, 2015) from Orlando, Florida.

The event boasts a solid card from top to bottom and the main event is quite an exciting one as lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos takes on surging contender Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a rematch of their 2013 bout.

Dos Anjos will be looking to make the first defense of his 155-pound strap in which he won with a one-sided beating of former boss Anthony Pettis last March.

The first time RDA and “Cowboy” met, the Brazilian took home a convincing decision victory. While both men have undoubtedly evolved since, I feel as if the UFC may have a different feeling heading into this bout.

Let’s take a look at four reasons why the promotion may be hoping that Cerrone gets the nod this time around:

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