MMAWeekly.com is reporting that bout agreements have been given to WEC lightweight fighters Donald Cerrone and Chris Horodecki and that their proposed 155-pound meeting will be taking place at WEC 53.
Greg Jackson-trained Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone recently rebounded from a quick submission loss to WEC lightweight champion Ben Henderson with an incredibly entertaining unanimous decision win over bitter rival Jamie Varner. Cerrone is 3-3 in his last six, with his three defeats coming to Henderson (twice) and Varner (controversially). His three wins have come over Varner, Ed Ratcliff and James Krause. The outspoken Colorado native holds a professional MMA record of 12-3; he has fought once for the WEC lightweight championship and once for the interim lightweight championship, both against Henderson. He has earned Fight of the Night bonuses on several occasions.
Polish-Canadian 155’er Chris “The Polish Hammer” Horodecki has gone 2-0 since stumbling in his WEC debut back in December of 2009. Horodecki was floored by Anthony Njokuani, who scored a TKO win over the former International Fight League standout. Since that bout, Horodecki has defeated Danny Downes (submission) and Ed Ratcliff (split decision). Horodecki holds a professional record of 16-2 and the Team Tompkins member is stationed out of London, Ontario, Canada.
WEC 53 is scheduled to take place this December 16 at the Jobing.com Arena in Glendale, Arizona. The card will play host to a lightweight title fight between champion Ben Henderson and challenger Anthony Pettis.