Donald Cerrone will now face Alex Oliveira this February 21 in the main event of UFC Fight Night 83, officials announced on Thursday.
Cerrone’s original opponent, Tim Means, was removed from the card after a potential anti-doping violation came back during a test given by the United States Anti-Doping Agency.
The two will headline the FOX Sports 1 event from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Cerrone (28-7) had his eight-fight win streak snapped in December with a first round loss to Rafael dos Anjos for the lightweight title. This marks his first Octagon appearance as a welterweight.
Interestingly enough, Oliveira (14-2-1) also sports the “Cowboy” nickname just like Cerrone. His was given to him while riding bulls.
Since signing with the UFC last year, Oliveira has gone 3-1, including three consecutive victories. He knocked out Piotr Hallmann last November.
Check out the current list of fights planned below:
Welterweight: Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira
Bantamweight: Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker
Female Bantamweight: Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy
Middleweight: Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro
Middleweight: Joe Riggs vs. Chris Camozzi
Middleweight: Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes
Lightweight: Shane Campbell vs. James Krause
Welterweight: Brandon Thatch vs. Siyar Bahadurzada
Heavyweight: Anthony Hamilton vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov
Welterweight: Sean Strickland vs. Alex Garcia
Welterweight: Nathan Coy vs. Jonavin Webb
Middleweight: Daniel Sarafian vs. Oluwale Bamgbose
Featherweight: Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri
Female Bantamweight: Ashlee Evans-Smith vs. Marion Reneau