Donald Cerrone has just the one blemish on his UFC record, courtesy of a decision loss to Nate Diaz. “Cowboy” looks to continue his climb back towards contention Saturday night when he faces Anthony Pettis at UFC on Fox: Johnson vs. Dodson.
After winning his first four fights in the UFC, Cerrone (19-4) was unable to solve Diaz. He has rebounded to post wins over Jeremy Stephens and Melvin Guillard since, and will finally get Pettis inside the Octagon in Chicago.
“That fight with Nate sucked,” said Cerrone, during a press conference on Thursday. “But it exposed holes in my game. I am ready and I am excited. This is a fight I have been wanting for a long time. Me and Anthony are going to put on ‘Fight of the Year’ for sure.”
Cerrone has submitted Paul Kelly and Dennis Siver over the past year-plus, while earning stoppage victories vs. Charles Oliveira and Guillard.