Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz set for UFC 141 on December 30thPosted on October 31, 2011, 07:10 AM by Anton Gurevich
Cerrone is fresh off a quite convincing victory over Dennis Siver at last weekend's UFC 137, currently looking to solidify his place in the mix for a shot at the UFC Lightweight title. Prior to UFC 137, "Cowboy" stated on numerous occasions that he would like to move down to Featherweight for a fight with Nam Phan, but now it looks like former WEC Lightweight title challenger will stay at his current weight class.
Cerrone's opponent, Nate Diaz, is currently 3-2 in his last five bouts, with a victory over Takanori Gomi just a few weeks ago at UFC 135. Just like Cerrone, Diaz impressed in his last bout, and will be looking to get his bragging rights en route for a shot at the title.
Timing-wise, it looks like Cerrone vs. Diaz will be a #1 Contender bout, since Clay Guida fights Ben Henderson at UFC on FOX 1, which is slightly less than two months before UFC 141. Guida or Henderson will get their shot at Frankie Edgar's belt, while Cerrone/Diaz will face the winner later next year.
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