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UFC on FOX 17 results: Full play-by-play recaps for 'Dos Anjos vs Cerrone 2' FOX Sports 1 'Prelims'

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Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) bids farewell to a thrilling 2015 of mixed martial arts (MMA) fighting with a UFC on FOX 17 event sure to blow the roof off of Amway Center TONIGHT (Sat., Dec. 19, 2015) in Orlando, Florida.

A Lightweight title fight headlines the last UFC of event of the calendar year as champion Rafael dos Anjos defends his 155-pound belt for the first time against familiar foe Donald Cerrone. The two previously met in Aug. 2013, with Dos Anjos prevailing via unanimous decision.

In the evening's co-main event, heavyweights with a particular disdain for each other face off as ex-champion Junior dos Santos tangles with Dutch kickboxer Alistair Overeem.

Elsewhere on the card are matchups between Top 15 lightweights Michael Johnson and Nate Diaz, as well as a women's Strawweight showdown between Randa Markos and Karolina Kowalkiewicz.

But before we can get to the night's main courses, fight fans will be treated to a set of nine "Prelims" exchanges, beginning on the Fight Pass digital streaming service at 3:30 p.m. ET, and then transferring over to FOX Sports 1 (FS1) for the remaining six at 5 p.m. ET.

Below are the results for the six "Prelims" bouts scheduled on FS1:

Charles Oliveira vs. Myles Jury

The Brazilian submission master welcomed the former Top 10 Lightweight, Jury, to the 145-pound division.

Front kick to the body for Oliveira, as Jury presses forward with a combination. Solid leg kick for Oliveira. "Fury" working the one-two combo. "Do Bronx" shoots, gets his hands clasped and takes down Jury. He's in half guard now. Oliveira obtains the back of the American. No body triangle, but Jury forced to defend against the rear-naked choke. Jury gets back to his feet, but leaves his neck out and Oliveira grabs a hold to cinch up the guillotine choke for the tap at the 3:05 mark of round one.

Oliveira bounces back from a freak injury that cost him a fight against Max Holloway back in August to stop Jury, who is now on a two-fight losing streak.

Result: Oliveira via first-round submission (guillotine choke)

C.B. Dollaway vs. Nate Marquardt

Two established veterans of the UFC Middleweight division, who were in need of a victory, went to battle as Dollaway took on Marquardt.

Dollaway takes the center of the Octagon immediately. The Power MMA product scores with a body kick. Big leg kick from Dollaway. Marquardt just pawing right now; checked a leg kick before. Big swing and a miss from Dollaway, Marquardt returns with a body kick of his own. Marquardt connects with a leg kick. Another good leg kick from Nate "The Great." Dollaway tags him. The 36-year-old Marquardt answers with a leg kick, then a right hand. He's now in the southpaw stance. Both men finding their timing now.

Dollaway chasing Marquardt, who corners the latter against the fence, gets countered by a clean right hand, giving the latter the much needed win and second-round stoppage 28 seconds into round two.

Marquardt puts an end to his two-fight losing streak, while Dollaway drops his third in-a-row.

Result: Marquardt via second-round knockout

Sarah Kaufman vs. Valentina Shevchenko

The former Strikeforce women's Bantamweight champion Kaufman wanted to hand Shevchenko a loss in her Octagon debut.

Good counters from Kaufman. The inside leg kick is there for her on the southpaw Shevchenko. They're both in the clinch now, very good knees from Shevchenko. She takes down Kaufman with a little over three minutes left in round one. Solid control from the bottom for the Canadian. Nice body kick by Shevchenko, as Kaufman charges in. She then gets take down again. Kaufman trying to strike from the bottom. We're back up with 90 seconds to go. Another good body kick from Shevchenko. The 30-year-old Kaufman dropped for a heel hook. Now Shevchenko is in hot pursuit and in the clinch. They exchange knees. Good elbow from "Bullet" as round one concludes.

Shevchenko goes with the spinning back fist, then high kick, to start round two. Kaufman now imposing her will in the clinch. Shevchenko reverses. They separate one minute in. Spinning back kick to the body for Shevchenko. Back to the clinch. Kaufman just can't find her timing against the more athletic Shevchenko. Big body kick on the break from the latter. Very good throw from Shevchenko. She slides into full guard. Kaufman doing what she can to cause damage off of her back. Kaufman back up with a little over a minute left. Nice knee in the clinch from Shevchenko. Kaufman now working in the clinch with 30 seconds left. She's got double underhooks, but the brick wall Shevchenko won't budge.

Shevchenko takes Kaufman down early. Now we're back up in the clinch once more. Kaufman can't fight off the 27-year-old, who tosses her down again. Back to the feet with 3:30 left in the fight. Kaufman looking for the single leg and gets it. She's in side control. Good elbows coming from Kaufman. She's looking for the kimura then lets it go. Shevchenko almost explodes out, but Kaufman maintains control. Short elbows to the body. Kaufman possibly looking for a mounted crucifix position. Full mount for Kaufman with 10 seconds left. Kaufman goes for the armbar, as Shevchenko explodes out and round three is over.

Shevchenko captures her fifth victory in-a-row, while Kaufman drops her second straight Octagon bout.

Result: Shevchenko via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Josh Samman vs. Tamdan McCrory

The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 17 competitor Samman aimed to notch his fifth straight finish over the returning McCrory.

Big kick by Samman early, McCrory stays on him though. "The Barn Cat" wants underhooks in the clinch. Solid knees coming from Samman. Nice knee from McCrory. Samman turns it around and gets the trip. He is trying to move into half guard. McCrory defending well with the wrist control. Short shots coming from "Anqa." Back to full guard for the 29-year-old McCrory with 2:20 left. Armabr attempt from McCrory. Near triangle choke attempt from McCrory. Now he's on top after a scramble. Samman back to doing damage and reverses. Excellent back-and-forth grappling. McCrory finds the back of Samman now, then looks for a triangle again and an armbar. Wow. Samman now on top in half guard. A few hard lefts coming now from the MMA Masters product Samman. McCrory gets back to his feet just as the round one bell sounds.

Samman goes for a couple of high kicks early, looks like he walked into a punch. We're in the clinch and Samman secures the takedown. The 27-year-old is attempting to posture up. McCrory constantly looking for submissions, utilizing a high guard. We're back up ... wait, McCrory has his back now. Slides into half guard now. Stands up, trying to rain down punches. Back in half guard. Big punches and elbows, while Samman is nestled against the fence. Great pressure from McCrory. He's looking for a kimura now. Samman clasping his hands to defend as McCrory takes round two decisively.

Samman is out of his corner like a bat out of hell and he goes right to the clinch. McCrory ends up on top and is pounding on him and now he gets full mount. Back to half guard one minute in. Hard elbows coming now from McCrory. Samman's energy is being zapped by McCrory and I have no idea why he ran straight for the clinch. He's getting beat down. Samman capitalizes one a mistake by McCrory. Big, big error. This could be one round apiece. Triangle/armbar attempt for McCrory. He scores the submission finish with just about a minute left in the fight.

McCrory picks up his third-straight victory, while Samman sees his four-fight win streak come to an end.

Result: McCrory via third-round submission (triangle choke)

Nik Lentz vs. Danny Castillo

Lentz returned to the Lightweight division after a three-year absence and battled the Team Alpha Male representative Castillo.

Castillo moving from orthodox to southpaw stances. Lentz with a good body kick; Castillo with a check left hook. Castillo looks awesome, at least in his movement. He wants this fight on the outside. Dictating the pace. Left hook by Lentz, who then hits a throw and lands in half guard. Castillo back up with 3:00 left. Standing guillotine choke attempt by Lentz. Castillo trying to sift his way out of it. Lentz goes to the mat and "Last Call" is out. The 31-year-old Lentz goes for a guillotine attempt again. Castillo is going for the arm-triangle choke, but is still in full guard. Lentz lands a knee and gets back to his feet. Huge head kick and uppercut score for "The Carny." Hard leg kick for Castillo. Couple of heavy right hands score the 36-year-old Castillo. We're in the clinch and Lentz lands a good knee to close out round one.

Big hooks and a head kick from Castillo. He's still got a lot of power. Lentz pldding forward, lands a straight left. They trade kicks. Big body kick by Lentz. Nice combination for Lentz. Right and left hook score for Lentz, who lands his second takedown of the fight. Castillo defends well and gets up with 2:20 left in round two. Castillo fails on a trip attempt. Lentz holding onto Castillo's neck. Castillo now in side control. We're back up with 45 seconds to go. They're trading in the center of the Octagon. Both men slow going into their corners to end round two.

Good leg kick to start for Castillo and a jab. Lentz scores a quick takedown, but Castillo escapes. One-two combo for Lentz. Really good combos from Lentz, who appears to be the fresher fighter. Lentz goes for the guillotine, but Castillo is out and is on top. We're back up with 3:00 to go. The pair trade outside leg kicks. A front kick scores for Castillo. Castillo scores a takedown, but Lentz is up in a hurry. He lands a right hand on the way up. Lentz now in the clinch working on a takedown. Good defense from Castillo. Castillo gets tagged with a left. Body kick for Lentz.

Lentz takes home a 'W' in his first fight at 155 pounds since 2012, while Castillo drops his fourth straight.

Result: Nik Lentz via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 30-27)

Cole Miller vs. Jim Alers

Veteran featherweights looking to get back on the winning track as jiu-jitsu aces Miller and Alers collided.

Good leg kick to start by Miller. Alers answers. Sharp jab from "Magrinho." Good right hand counter from "The Beast." Miller stalking Alers now. Side kick to the body for Alers. He connects with a jab. Solid straight right from Miller. Alers retaliates with a right hand. The MMA Masters representative searching for the step in left hook. A nice outside leg kick from the 31-year-old Miller. Shot to the body for Miller is countered by an inside leg kick from Alers. Axe kick attempt from Miller. More inside leg kicks from Alers. Triple jab from Miller. Good right hand for Alers. Outside leg kick, jab combo for Miller. Knee from Alers in the clinch.

Hard outside leg kick from Alers to kick off round two. Step in left hook for Alers scores. Miller trying to keep the fight at a distance. Big body kick and left hook to the body by Miller as the two unload on each other with 3:50 to go when the latter is poked in the eye at the 1:44 mark. Referee Herb Dean deliberates with Miller and the cageside doctor, but Miller says he can't open his eye.

Result: "no-contest" (eye poke)

For the complete UFC on FOX 17: "Dos Anjos vs. Cerrone 2" fight card and live results, click here and here.

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