Cowboy vs. Masvidal Set for UFC on FOX 23
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone has carried his propensity for fighting often to the welterweight division: Cowboy will reportedly face Jorge Masvidal at UFC on FOX 23. The event takes place on Jan. 28 in Denver, Colorado.
Ariel Helwani of MMAFighting broke the news.
Cerrone (32-7, 1 NC) last fought on Dec. 10, knocking out Matt Brown in the third round of their UFC 206 co-main event. After the fight, Cerrone called for a quick turnaround, welcoming any welterweights to fight him in his hometown of Denver.
He got his wish, as did Jorge Masvidal.
Masvidal (31-11) beat Jake Ellenberger at The Ultimate Fighter 24 Finale, and has been calling for a fight with Cerrone since before that victory. When the opportunity arose to back up his talk at UFC on FOX 23, Masvidal did not hesitate.
UFC on FOX 23 is headlined by a women’s bantamweight fight between top contenders Valentina Shevchenko and Julianna Pena.