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A rematch between two of the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s most elite strikers could be confirmed soon between Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone after Pettis’ coach Duke Roufus revealed negotiations are taking place.
Pettis and Cerrone last met back in 2013 in Chicago just four fights into Pettis’ UFC career in a fight he won via KO in the opening round after landing a heavy body kick.
Roufus, who trains Pettis in Milwaukee, revealed that a fight between the pair was a long time coming and that they were just waiting on the UFC to announce a date (via MMAJunkie.com):
“It has been a longtime in the making. The @ufc offered @showtimepettis a rematch with @cowboycerrone Donald & Anthony have professionally reached out personally to one another & have agreed to fight each other. Both guys have given MMA some epic performances fighting all the top fighters in sport. We are just waiting on a date to dance,” Roufus posted on Facebook.
Former World Extreme Cagefighting and UFC lightweight champ Pettis has had mixed form in recent years, alternating between wins and losses since 2016.
Cerrone, 36, holds the record for most wins (21) and most finishes in UFC history (15) and is coming off back-to-back losses against Tony Ferguson and most recently Justin Gaejthe just last month.