Donald Cerrone has his subsequent combat set.
Brett Okamoto of ESPN reported on Thursday that ‘Cowboy’ could be stepping in on days’ discover for a rematch with Jim Miller at UFC 276 on July 2 on the T-Cell Enviornment in Las Vegas. Miller was anticipated to share the Octagon with Bobby ‘King’ Inexperienced, however the latter was compelled to withdraw for undisclosed causes.
Although each males often compete at light-weight, Cerrone vs. Miller 2 will likely be contested at welterweight.
Bobby Inexperienced is out of subsequent week’s combat towards Jim Miller for undisclosed causes. Cowboy Cerrone will fill his spot towards Jim Miller at UFC 276 at 170 kilos, per UFC. Miller’s fortieth UFC combat, Cowboy’s thirty eighth (and forty eighth UFC/WEC look mixed). pic.twitter.com/qm738luENS
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) June 23, 2022
One of many extra energetic fighters on the UFC roster, Cerrone has but to compete in 2022. The 39-year-old was scheduled to combat Joe Lauzon at UFC 274, however fell ill on the day of the event and withdrew. Cerrone vs. Lauzon was then rescheduled for UFC Austin; nevertheless, that was additionally canceled after ‘J-Lau’ suffered a bizarre knee injury following official weigh-ins.
Cerrone has not recorded a win since his unanimous choice over Al Iaquinta at UFC on ESPN+ 9 over three years in the past. The BMF Ranch product went 0-5-1 in his subsequent six appearances that included technical knockout losses to Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje and Conor McGregor.
Miller just lately snapped a two-fight shedding streak with knockouts of Erick Gonzalez and Nikolas Motta at UFC Vegas 40 and UFC Vegas 48, respectively. Tied with Cerrone (and UFC heavyweight Andrei Arlovski) for many wins in promotional historical past, the 38-year-old now has a possibility to not solely add one other win to his resume, but additionally avenge a loss. Cerrone completed Miller through second-round knockout at UFC Struggle Evening: Cowboy vs. Miller of their first combat practically eight years in the past.
UFC 276 is headlined by two championship fights. UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya defends his title towards No. 2 ranked contender Jared Cannonier, whereas UFC featherweight champion Alexander Volkanovski completes a trilogy with Max Holloway.