Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone called out the entire welterweight division recently.
“Any and All 170 lb ers Please don’t respond to this just call @danawhite or joe Silva and say ” I will fight Cowboy January 28 in Denver ”
Jorge Masvidal bit.
And so it was to be. Ariel Helwani reports for MMA Fighting that it’s official. Cerrone and Masvidal will fight at UFC on Fox 23: Shevchenko vs. Pena on January 28, 2017, at Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
Cerrone is coming off a win over Matt Brown at UFC 206 on Saturday. Masvidal is coming off a win over Jake Ellenberger at the TUF 24 Finale earlier this month, but has been advocating for the fight for months.
Thus four fights are confirmed for the event, in addition to this one.
Valentina Shevchenko vs. Julianna Pena
Hector Lombard vs. Brad Tavares
ason Gonzalez vs. J.C. Cottrell