Donald Cerrone Moves to 170, Faces Tim Means in UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh Headliner

By Tristen Critchfield Jan 1, 2016

Donald Cerrone won’t have long to dwell on his disappointing first-round technical knockout loss to Rafael dos Anjos at UFC on Fox 17.

Cerrone will move up to welterweight to face Tim Means in the UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh main event on Feb. 21. The matchup was announced during the UFC 195 weigh-in show on Fox Sports 1 Friday evening. UFC Fight Night takes place at Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh and also includes a middleweight clash between Derek Brunson and Roan Carneiro.

“Cowboy” saw an eight-fight winning streak snapped on Dec. 19, when he was dispatched in 66 seconds by dos Anjos, the reigning lightweight king. The Jackson-Wink MMA representative was a staple of UFC’s lightweight division in recent years, posting victories over the likes of Benson Henderson, Myles Jury, Eddie Alvarez, Jim Miller, Edson Barboza, Jeremy Stephens and Evan Dunham, to name a few.

Means, a 33-fight veteran, also trains in Albuquerque, N.M, at FIT-NHB gym. “The Dirty Bird” has won five of his last six Octagon appearances, including a second-round knockout of John Howard in his most recent bout at UFC Fight Night on Dec. 10. Means first UFC stint came at 155 pounds, but he moved to welterweight upon returning to the promotion in 2014.


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