It appears that both Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal will get what they want, as the welterweights will lock horns at UFC on Fox 23 in Denver on Jan. 28.
Multiple outlets have confirmed the pairing following an initial report from MMAFighting.com. Promotion officials have not officially announced the bout. UFC on Fox 23 takes place at the Pepsi Center and is headlined by a women’s bantamweight scrap between Julianna Pena and Valentina Shevchenko. The evening’s main card airs on the Fox Network.
A former title challenger at 155 pounds, Cerrone has gone 4-0 since his move to welterweight earlier this year. In his most recent outing, “Cowboy” knocked out Matt Brown with a third-round head kick and then asked for a spot on the Denver card shortly thereafter.
Masvidal, meanwhile, has been angling for a fight with Cerrone on social media. The 32-year-old American Top Team product enters the matchup on the strength of back-to-back triumphs over Jake Ellenberger and Ross Pearson.