"Cowboy" got his wish. Following a stunning two-minute victory over Dennis Siver at UFC 137, Donald Cerrone (17-3, 1 NC) called for an immediate return to the cage, stating, "I'm just here to keep fighting. Hell, I'm trying to get another fight in December, so if I can do that, that'd be great." Well the UFC brass listened. According to reports from MMA Junkie, the former WEC-standout has verbally agreed to meet Nate Diaz (14-7) at UFC 141.
Cerrone's spectacular victory over Siver marked yet another notch in his explosive crusade to the top of the 155-pound UFC ranks. In total, "Cowboy" has rolled off six straight wins since losing to Ben Henderson in mid-2010, four of which came in 2011 after transitioning into the UFC. Even more remarkably, the 28-year-old has earned each of the UFC's three "Fight Night" bonuses during the streak, en route to steamrolling Paul Kelly, Vagner Rocha, Charles Oliveira, and Siver.
Meanwhile, Diaz returns to action on the heels of a first-round submission victory over former Pride champion Takanori Gomi in September. The win snapped a two-fight losing streak and marked the 26-year-old's reentry into the UFC's lightweight division after a forgettable 2-2 run at 170 pounds.
UFC 141 is slated for December 30th at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. Headlining the card is a titantic heavyweight clash between former UFC champion Brock Lesnar and former Strikeforce and K-1 champion Alistair Overeem.
UFC 141 fight card:
Heavyweight: Alistair Overeem vs. Brock Lesnar
Light Heavyweight: Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
Welterweight: Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson
Welterweight: Johny Hendricks vs. Jon Fitch
Lightweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz
Lightweight: T.J. Grant vs. Jacob Volkmann