Cerrone on Wednesday indicated the situation had been rectified, posting on Instagram, indicating that the fight would happen at UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston.
MMAWeekly.com’s sources indicated that the Boston event was the initial target when UFC officials finally got Cerrone and Jury to agree on the fight and a date, but that was before the dominoes began to fall.
UFC president Dana White later in the day on Wednesday confirmed that Chris Weidman vs. Vitor Belfort would take happen on at UFC 184 on Feb. 28 in Los Angeles, but also revealed that the title bout between Ronda Rousey and Cat Zingano would be joining them. Rousey vs. Zingano had initially been slated in the co-main event slot for UFC 182, which features Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier.
With Rousey vs. Zingano on the move, the UFC needed a solid replacement for its UFC 182 co-main event.
Enter Cerrone vs. Jury.
The excitement over a Cerrone vs. Jury fight has been building for quite some time with bother fighters being kicked around in the title talk mix, so it was a logical choice to replace Rouse vs. Zingano.
Cerrone (25-6, 1 no contest) is a longtime fan favorite that has finally been putting the streak together that may earn a UFC title shot, and a win over Jury would likely be the final piece of the puzzle. He’s riding high on a five-fight winning streak that includes victories over the likes of Jim Miller and former Bellator champion Eddie Alvarez.
Undefeated in his professional career, Jury (15-0) has been nothing short of stellar since joining the ranks of the UFC. Any doubts about his worthiness as a contender should have been quelled when he defeated Diego Sanchez and Takanori Gomi in succession, but a victory over Cerrone would silence even the most skeptical of critics.