The co-main event of UFC Fight Night 27 took place in the lightweight division, with Rafael dos Anjo putting together a great fight to defeat perennial main carder Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision. Dos Anjos dropped Cerrone in the first round with a right hook, and controlled the second round as well with a combination of striking and grappling. Cerrone showed some urgency in the third and won the round, but it wasn't enough to take the fight. The win was RDA's fifth in a row. You can check out the video highlights above, or check out Brent Brookhouse's description of the crucial first round below.
Round 1 - RDA with a few nice punches to the head early. Knee to the body by Cerrone, counter punch by RDA. Big right by RDA drops Cerrone and now he is up but RDA takes him down, Cerrone throws up a triangla dna now RDA is on the back. RDA dropping huge elbows from the top. 10-9 Rafael dos Anjos