Donald Cerrone’s signature tagline is “any time, any place,” and if there was every any question to just how serious that claim is, those doubts have officially been erased.
The most prolific fighter on the UFC roster provided further proof that he’s willing to throw down wherever and whenever the promotion will allow, as “Cowboy” has stepped up to face Benson Henderson in the co-main event at Fight Night: McGregor vs. Siver when the Octagon returns to Boston on Sunday, Jan. 18. The hard-charging lightweight will replace Eddie Alvarez — who was forced to withdraw due to injury — and do so just 13 days out from his unanimous decision victory over Myles Jury this past weekend at UFC 182 in Las Vegas.
The bout will mark the third time Cerrone and Henderson have gone toe-to-toe, but it will be their first matchup under the UFC banner. Their two previous meetings came inside the “little blue cage” of the now-defunct WEC promotion, with “Smooth” getting his hand raised at the end of both affairs.
Their first bout earned Fight of the Year honors in 2009, and their upcoming trilogy fight in Boston became a highly-anticipated affair immediately upon announcement.
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