Fresh off of his victory over Adriano Martins at UFC on Fox 10 in Chicago, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone already has his next fight booked.
Cerrone’s (22-6, 1 NC) most recent fight took place a little over a week ago, when he knocked Martins out with a stunning head kick. (Watch Cerrone’s head kick finish here.) That victory backed up a submission finish of Evan Dunham at UFC 167 in November, putting Cowboy a little further along his road to redemption in his hunt for a UFC title shot.
Barboza (13-1) last stepped in the Octagon in December, winning a majority decision over Danny Castillo. His win over the Team Alpha Male product notched his third consecutive victory since former WEC champion Jamie Varner surprisingly stopped him via TKO midway through 2012.
Cerrone and Barboza are both known for their explosive striking, so this is likely to be an explosive fight that would likely grace the UFC on Fox 11 main card.
A pivotal heavyweight bout between Fabricio Werdum and Travis Browne headlines the April 19 card at the Amway Center.