Fresh off last week’s UFC 206 victory, No.5 welterweight Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (32-7-0) is back in for January with a bout at Denver’s UFC on FOX 23 card against fellow vet Jorge Masvidal (31-11-0).
Denver, Colorado I'm coming home!! Pepsi center January, 28th let's blow the roof off this… https://t.co/srXqB8cB3n
— Cowboy Cerrone (@Cowboycerrone) December 15, 2016
Welcome back to The Crossfire.
Masvidal memorably defeated Jake Ellenberger at the TUF 24 Finale when Ellenberger got his foot wedged in the octagon.
— Jorge Masvidal UFC (@GamebredFighter) December 15, 2016
Also, streaking heavyweight No.12 Francis Ngannou (9-1-0), fresh off a big win over Anthony Hamilton at UFC Albany last week, gets his biggest test yet in former heavyweight champion No.8 Andrei Arlovski. (25-13-0).
Arlovski needs a win badly, as he has lost three straight fights, albeit to the top contenders, but all finishes.
Very excited about my fight on January 28th in Denver !!! pic.twitter.com/QQILRaRAIl
— Andrei Arlovski (@AndreiArlovski) December 15, 2016
UFC on FOX 23 takes place Jan. 28 at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado.
The current card is as follows.
Valentina Shevchenko vs Julianna Pena
Donald Cerrone vs Jorge Masvidal
Hector Lombard vs Brad Tavares
J.C. Cottrell vs Jason Gonzalez
Francis Ngannou vs Andrei Arlovski
Raphael Assuncao vs Aljamain Sterling
Alexandre Pantoja vs Eric Shelton