Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has agreed to face Jim Miller at UFC 276 on July 2 in Las Vegas, based on UFC officers.
The short-notice bout is the newest flip of occasions in a wild month for Cerrone (36-16), who’s changing Miller’s authentic opponent Bobby Inexperienced. The battle will happen on the 170-pound welterweight restrict. UFC 276 takes place at T-Cellular Enviornment.
Cerrone, 39, was scheduled to face Joe Lauzon at UFC 274 on Might 7, however was compelled to withdraw the day of the battle due to meals poisoning. The UFC rebooked that matchup to UFC Battle Evening final weekend in Austin; nevertheless, it fell aside on its scheduled day once more when Lauzon suffered a freak leg harm.
Probably the most well-liked fighters within the UFC for years, Cerrone has acknowledged his profession is coming to an finish. He is expressed a want to succeed in 50 appearances below the WEC and UFC mixed. He wants three extra bouts to succeed in that mark, which has by no means been reached in MMA historical past.
The Albuquerque-based fighter can also be trying ahead to preventing in entrance of his two sons, in entrance of a crowd. He has not fought in entrance of a crowd since he confronted Conor McGregor in January 2020 in Las Vegas.
The brand new matchup is a rematch of a light-weight bout in July 2014. Cerrone defeated Miller (34-16) by way of TKO within the midst of what would grow to be an eight-fight successful streak. Cerrone used that streak to make a run all the way in which to the UFC title in 2015, the place he got here up brief towards then-champion Rafael dos Anjos.
Cerrone’s two fights towards Lauzon had been booked at light-weight, and he efficiently made weight for every.