Sam Stout Out; Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone Now Faces Dennis Siver at UFC 137

August 29, 2011
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Donald Cerrone at WEC 41

Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone at WEC 41

An injury has forced Sam Stout out of UFC 137, and in his place Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has stepped in and will face Dennis Siver in Las Vegas.

The new bout was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the match-up on Monday.

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone might soon give the Miller brothers a run for their money for a fighter stepping in on short notice when someone is injured. This will be 2 out of his last 3 fights that Cerrone has stepped in for another fighter when the injury bug struck.

Since moving over to the UFC from the WEC, Cerrone has gone 3-0 with rapidly improving skills each step along the way.

In his last trip to the Octagon, Cerrone made short work of young Brazilian fighter Charles Oliveira, blasting him out in the first round in their fight at UFC on Versus 5 in Milwaukee.

The Team Jackson fighter will now face a top ten opponent in Dennis Siver, who looks to win his fifth fight in a row when he fights Cerrone in October.


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  • rampage01

    cerrone is really game

  • cloventhal

    Heck yeah Cerrone is the shit

  • bajafox

    Really starting to like this guy

  • devine22

    Siver is a tough fighter an is game to stand an bang but i think cowboys reach an kicks will take Siver out! MARK IT DOWN!

  • Mario

    Yeah, this guy is getting better and better with every fight. He’s 3-0 in the UFC now. Very impressive!

    This is going to be a great fight. Really the better match-up, no offense to Stout. But when he knocked out Yves Edwards that was technically his first finish in the UFC. If Cowboy wins, then he’ll for sure be thrown in the hat of names for number 1 contenders because he brings it, and finishes it. I wouldn’t mind seeing him fight those upper level guys. But right now there’s too many friends in that division. Guida won’t fight Guillard, and I don’t think Cerrone would fight Guillard or Guida either!

  • Unador

    Dana needs to take control of his organization and put an end to the garbage about not fighting friends or training partners.

    THIS IS NOT A TEAM SPORT

    get over it

    • bajafox

      What are you talking about? Dana has repeatedly said over and over that he believes this not a team sport and “teammates” should fight each other.

      We haven’t really been faced with this scenario too much, at least not where Dana has had to say “fight him or else” and honestly, I think if it came down to it, Dana won’t hesitate to do so.

      But at the end of the day, he can’t grab the fighters hand and sign on the dotted line to fight his ‘friend’