Donald Cerrone vs Matt Brown scheduled for UFC 206

It looks like Donald Cerrone has his next fight lined up.

“Cowboy” was expected to face Kelvin Gastelum on Saturday night at UFC 205 but the matchup was scrapped after Gastelum was unable to make weight. As a result, Cerrone was scheduled to fight again in about a month at UFC 206 against #14 ranked Matt Brown.

Cerrone (31-7, 1 NC) has been on a tear ever since moving up to 170 pounds after losing a title fight against Rafael Dos Anjos. He is currently on a three-fight win streak which consists of stoppage victories over Alex Oliveira, Patrick Cote, and Rick Story.

Brown (20-15), on the other hand, is coming off of back-to-back losses to Jake Ellenberger and Demian Maia, making him 1-4 in his last five fights. He is better known for having gone on a seven-fight win streak that consisted of six finishes.

The middleweight bout between Tim Kennedy and Rashad Evans is also being targeted now for UFC 206 after Evans wasn’t medically cleared by the New York State Athletic Commission to fight at UFC 205.

Also, UFC president Dana White has said that Gastelum will no longer be allowed to fight at welterweight after missing weight for the third time in his eight-fight UFC career.

UFC 206 takes place on December 10 at the Air Canada Center in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The card will be headlined by a light-heavyweight title fight between Daniel Cormier and Anthony Johnson. 


Jamal Khayat is a writer for RoughCopy MMA. He began his training in combat sports in 2009 and has competed as an amateur in both MMA and boxing. He is currently pursuing a B.S. degree in Physics at the University of Central Florida.


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