Donald Cerrone To Face Craig Jones In Combat Jiu-Jitsu Match In Cancun
“Cowboy” Donald Cerrone isn’t done with fighting yet as he returns to action at the end of the year in a combat jiu-jitsu match.
Cerrone announced on his YouTube channel that he will be facing decorated grappling champion, Craig Jones, in a combat jiu-jitsu super-fight at the 2021 Combat Jiu-Jitsu Worlds.
The event will be live from Plaza De Toros in Cancun, Mexico on December 19.
Combat Jiu-Jitsu is like the no-gi jiu-jitsu, but the fighters are allowed to throw punches once the fight hits the ground.
“It’s wrestling until you hit the ground, then it’s palm striking and jiu-jitsu,” Cerrone explained. “Hopefully, I can negate a heel hook by palm striking the face, I don’t know.”
Cerrone last appeared in the octagon in May at UFC Vegas 26, which saw the “Cowboy” suffer another first-round TKO loss, this time coming in the hands of Alex Morono.
This was Cerrone’s sixth consecutive defeat in the octagon.
Cerrone isn’t new to combat jiu-jitsu.
The Denver native himself is a jiu-jitsu black belt and in his last appearance in the grappling matchup, the “Cowboy” submitted former UFC champion Rafael Dos Anjos at Chael Sonnen’s Submission Underground last December.
While Cerrone isn’t having a good time in the octagon, he is looking for other options to keep his frustration away.
During the announcement of his fight, he acknowledged that he is focused on this jiu-jitsu matchup and will like to spend some time away from the octagon.
“Right now I am, sure. It’s just different, changing it up. At this level, there’s no shortcuts so my last fight I’ve taken shortcuts and it just hasn’t ended well,” Cerrone added.