Two UFC Fights In Two Weeks
Inside the cage, Cerrone has always been known as a fighter who will fight any time, any place, but he took that a step further in 2015 when he did something that very few other fighters can claim to have done – undertaking two fights in the UFC in the space of just 15 days.
The first came on January 3rd against Myles Jury, and it wasn’t just a quick finish either, going the full 15 minutes before emerging with a unanimous decision victory.
It hadn’t been the most exciting fight, and so Cerrone vowed to fight again as soon as possible in his interview afterward, and sure enough, Dana White called him the next day, revealing that an opportunity to step in as a late replacement for Eddie Alvarez against Ben Henderson in the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 59 just two weeks later had arisen.
White advised ‘Cowboy’ to take time off to recover rather than accept the fight, but though, he’d actually fought Henderson twice before in the WEC promotion and lost on both occasions, he never hesitated to agree to a trilogy fight between them.
“I wouldn’t take this fight on short notice if I wasn’t a complete…loon and if I didn’t think I could beat him,” Cerrone told the media later. “I’m excited, and I’m confident.”
Cerrone was riding a six-fight winning streak at the time and his snap decision to take the fight proved to be the right call as he would go on to win by decision, putting himself on the brink of title contention at 155 pounds.