A fight that could have gone down ten years ago between two UFC legends will be taking place in April.
MMA Junkie was first to report the news that Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone will be fighting Joe Lauzon on April 30 at a yet-to-be-announced UFC event. Both fighters later confirmed the bout via social media.
Cerrone (36-16-2) has fallen on very tough times. The fan favorite is riding a five-fight losing streak with a draw that was switched to a no-contest thrown in there. While the five-fight skid looks bad, the UFC legend has fought nothing but studs including Justin Gaethje, Tony Ferguson, Conor McGregor, Niko Price, and Alex Morono. Cowboy has hinted at retirement, but he said he wanted to go out on his own terms and back at lightweight, where he spent most of his historic career.
Lauzon (28-15) will be returning from a two-year layoff when he enters the octagon on April 30. The last time he was in action, he snapped his three-fight losing streak by finishing Jonathan Pearce in his home state of Massachusetts. Lauzon holds the most finishes in UFC lightweight division with 13.
This match-up could serve as a retirement fight for both UFC legends, but who really knows in this sport.
The UFC’s April 30, 2022 event does not have an official location, venue, or broadcast plan announced. The April fight card currently includes the following reported bouts:
- Donald Cerrone vs. Joe Lauzon
- Gina Mazany vs. Shanna Young
- Daniel da Silva vs. Francisco Figueiredo
- Antonina Shevchenko vs. Cortney Casey
- Mike Breeden vs. Natan Levy