It didn’t take long Donald Cerrone to get an order for a fight.
Longtime MMA fighter will step into action on short notice to replace Bobby Green against Jim Miller in a rematch on UFC 276 July 2nd The fight is scheduled for welterweight, not lightweight. The reason for Greene’s departure was not disclosed.
The news was confirmed by MMA Junkie after an initial message from broadcast partner UFC. ESPN.
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Cerrone (36-16 MMA, 23-13 UFC) is going through a bad period that left him without a fight in 2022. Cowboy was supposed to fight Joe Lauzon in May, but on the day of the fight, he got sick. and was forced to break out. The fight was rescheduled for last Saturday, but Lauzon’s knee jammed on the day of the fight and he couldn’t fight..
Cerrone is looking to break the worst skid of his career. The 39-year-old is on a six-fight winless streak, including five losses (four to go) and no fights. Cerrone’s last victory came in May 2019 when he dominated Al Iaquinta for a unanimous decision.
Miller (34-16 MMA, 23-15 UFC) has a two-fight winning streak with victories over Eric Gonzalez and Nicholas Motta. The 38-year-old fighter last fought in February at UFC Fight Night 201.
Cerrone and Miller first fought in July 2014 in the main event in Atlantic City, NJ Cerrone received a bonus post-fight award by knocking him out with a head kick. At the time, it was Cerrone’s fourth consecutive win and fourth consecutive award. After that, he won four more and received a lightweight title shot, but was stopped in 66 seconds by then-champion Rafael dos Anjos.