Former lightweight title challenger Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has gone on a tear since moving up to welterweight in early 2016. He’s currently riding a four-fight win streak that includes consecutive stoppage victories over the likes of Alex Oliveira, Patrick Cote, Rick Story, and Matt Brown.
Cerrone just competed last month at UFC 206 in Canada, but his activeness and desire to fight in his home of Colorado has led him to UFC on FOX 23 where he will take on No. 12-ranked Jorge Masvidal.
While a win over Masvidal may not garner an immediate title shot for the No. 5-ranked Cerrone, it will certainly propel him into title contender status. A win would make it five straight for “Cowboy” and another finish would make his streak all the more impressive.
Whether it be a title eliminator or a title fight, a win over Masvidal would do wonders for Cerrone.