It was recently rumored that a potential welterweight clash between former champion Robbie Lawler and former lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone was in the works for November 12’s UFC 205 from Madison Square Garden. It now appears as if the bout is a done deal.
Anthony Lima of Cleveland 92.3 reported earlier today (September 7, 2016) that the two men have signed on the dotted line per UFC President Dana White:
— Anthony Lima (@SportsBoyTony) September 7, 2016
Lawler last competed at July 30’s UFC 201 from Atlanta, Georgia, where he surrendered his belt in brutal fashion at the hands of Tyron Woodley. Prior to the loss, Lawler had won five straight including two defenses of his previously held 170-pound strap.
Cerrone, on the other hand, has been on a tear since moving up to welterweight. After losing in a lightweight title bout with former champion Rafael dos Anjos, “Cowboy” decided to test the waters at 170 pounds and has now won three straight by finish over Alex Oliveira, Patrick Cote, and Rick Story.
This potential bout has all the makings to be a firefight and would be a fantastic edition to what should be one of the promotion’s biggest cards of the year in its first-ever event from New York City’s historic Madison Square Garden. The bout would also hold major title implications if it indeed comes to fruition.
Who would you pick to come out on top?