The UFC’s 20th Anniversary card continues to pile on big name fights, as not long after the promotion announced Frank Mir will fight Alistair Overeem November 16th, its confirmed Donald Cerrone will battle Evan Dunham at the event. UFC 167 will go down at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, and will feature welterweight champ Georges St. Pierre taking on Johny Hendricks in the main event.
News of the lightweight scrap was first confirmed by the Las Vegas Sun, and the UFC proceeded to confirm Cerrone-Dunham via Twitter.
So, this has the makings of an interesting bout, not only because of the aggressive approach both Cerrone and Dunham take, but because both are coming off decision losses to Rafael dos Anjos. Cerrone fell by unanimous decision to the surging lightweight at UFC FN 27 last week, while Dunham also lost by UD to dos Anjos in May.
The 30 year-old Cerrone (20-6) has gone 3-2 in his last five bouts, as his other loss came via a crushing body kick from Anthony Pettis this past January. During this run “Cowboy” has defeated the likes of Jeremy Stephens, Melvin Guillard and KJ Noons.
Dunham (14-4) has also gone 3-2 in his last five scraps, as the 31 year-old fighter lost by UD to TJ Grant last September, after stopping Nik Lentz (via cut) at UFC on FOX 2 in January, 2012. The rugged lightweight has also picked up wins over Shamar Bailey and Gleison Tibau during that stretch.
So, not only will UFC 167 feature the aforementioned fights, but other confirmed bouts included Rashad Evans vs. Chael Sonnen, Rory MacDonald vs. Robbie Lawler and Josh Koscheck vs. Tyron Woodley. Who isn’t happy about that line-up?
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