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Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone vs. Anthony Pettis Takes Place at UFC on Fox 6 in January

Posted on by Damon Martin

Donald Cerrone and Melvin Guillard at UFC 150A heated showdown is headed to Chi-Town on Jan. 26 as Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone finally faces off with former WEC champion Anthony Pettis.

The two lightweights have been involved in war of words over the past several months, and now they will finally meet in the Octagon.

Cerrone has been waiting on Pettis to finally get back to full health following shoulder surgery that’s kept him out for most of 2012, and now he’s finally got the date for their fight.

It was touch and go for a little while on Pettis’ return date due to complications first arising from the shoulder surgery, and then the former WEC champion had to deal with an infection that spread in his elbow that required him to be admitted to the hospital for a few days.

With the health scare over, Pettis will now look to get back into action as he faces his fellow WEC veteran at UFC on Fox 6 in January.

UFC on Fox 6 goes down Jan. 26 at the United Center in Chicago, and will be headlined by the flyweight title fight between Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson.

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  • http://www.facebook.com/mark.mcdowall.14 Mark McDowall

    Potential for a great fight here. As long as Pettis come’s back 100%…this has fight of the year potential…

  • W-Balls 187.4

    yes!!!!!! ive been waiting for this fight for a while now hopefully pettis has recovered well from his nagging shoulder injury and staph infection

  • adam1848

    I agree. This is the light weight match up I’ve been waiting for. Winner gets a rematch with Bendo hands down.

    • Joesully15

      Does that mean you think Diaz has no chance at beating Bendo?

      • adam1848

        no, good point. i actually forgot about that fight. i think nate has a great chance…good catch! but either way, i’d like to see Cerrone and Pettis fight Bendo again.

        • joesully15

          If this truly is a number one contender match then I cannot see any of the fights (this fight, Bendo v, Diaz, and winner v. winner) being a bad fight.

          • adam1848

            agree 100%. any combination of these four guys makes for a great fight! i wonder if Cerrone fought Diaz again if it would be any different than the first fight? not to take anything away from Nate, but Cowboy didn’t seem himself in that fight.