A welterweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Mike Perry is set for UFC Fight Night 139 on Nov. 10 at Pepsi Center in Denver.
This didn’t come as a surprise to many UFC fans as “Cowboy” already was willing to come on short notice for an injured Yancy Medeiros and fight Mike “Platinum” Perry at UFC 226.
Cerrone vs. Perry at UFC Fight Night 139
After missing the chance at UFC 226, Cerrone will now be locking horns with Perry at UFC Fight Night 139. The event will air on FS1 following prelims on UFC Fight Pass, and it marks the UFC’s 25th anniversary as the UFC 1 took place Nov. 12, 1993 in the same city.
The Cerrone-Perry fight was first confirmed by ESPN on Twiter as per UFC President Dana White.
Also per Dana White, freaking Cowboy Cerrone vs. Mike Perry (!!!!!!) is “good to go” for UFC Fight Night on Nov. 10 in Denver.
— Brett Okamoto (@bokamotoESPN) July 21, 2018
It’s Going to be a Bloody Fight
For any UFC fan who loves violence and bloody bouts, the Cerrone (33-11 MMA, 20-8 UFC) vs. Perry (12-3 MMA, 5-3 UFC) is a dream matchup. The two fighters are known to deliver violent finishes during their bouts.
Just last month, Cerrone, 35, suffered a fourth loss to rising English contender Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132 via unanimous decision. Following his loss, Cerrone expressed his interest on returning to the lightweight division. But with his upcoming welterweight bout against Perry, he will have to stay in the division for the meantime.
While for Perry, his UFC 226 victory was his first ever decision win throughout his career.
Cerrone and Perry Are Training Partners
In case you weren’t aware, Cerrone and Perry have been teammates at JacksonWink MMA since earlier this year, but they don’t seem to mind fighting each other in the Octagon.
UFC Fight Night 139 will be headlined by a featherweight bout with former UFC lightweight champion Frankie Edgar going against dangerous contender “Korean Zombie” Chan Sung Jung.