Following Saturday’s UFC 137, it didn’t take long for Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone to find another fight because he’s already accepted a bout with Nate Diaz at UFC 141 in December.
Sources close to the match-up confirmed to MMAWeekly.com that verbal agreements are in place for the bout which is expected to take a main card slot on the year end show. MMAJunkie.com first reported the bout on Sunday.
Cerrone made short work of top ten lightweight Dennis Siver on Saturday night at UFC 137, first beating the German with strikes before finishing him off with a rear naked choke. The win upped Cerrone’s record to 4-0 in the UFC since moving over from the WEC earlier this year.
Facing Cerrone will be former “Ultimate Fighter” winner Nate Diaz, who just returned to the lightweight division after a brief stint at welterweight.
Diaz faced former Pride champion Takanori Gomi in his most recent bout and put away the Japanese legend with an armbar at UFC 135.
Cerrone and Diaz meet in what should be a very interesting and exciting match-up to close out the UFC year.