After losing to lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos two months ago, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is putting all of it behind as he looks for a powerful comeback when he faces Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira in UFC’s Fight Night 83, Sunday at the CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
Cerrone lost to dos Anjos last December 19 via technical knockout in the 1:06 of the first round and will release all of his anxiety come Fight Night while Oliveira was a short notice replacement for Tim Means, who pulled out from the fight as a result of a violation of the USADA anti-doping policy.
Going into the fight, Cerrone (28-6-0) has proven time and again that he can rebound from a loss with a victory. He is also considered as one of three fighters in UFC history that has earned victories stemming from kicks and this time he will show his wares in the welterweight class.
Meanwhile, Alex Oliveira (13-2-1) will be competing for the fourth time as a short notice replacement in five of his UFC appearances. The 27-year old Brazilian is a no-push-over as he has earned 11 of 13 career wins by stoppage – nine of which via knockout.
Fight Night 83 will feature 12 other fights with Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro; Cody Garbrandt vs. Augusto Mendes; Dennis Bermudez vs. Tatsuya Kawajiri; Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs; James Krause vs. Shane Campbell in the co-main cards while the preliminary bouts will pit Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland; Daniel Sarafian vs. Oluwale Bamgbose; Anthony Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Leleco; Jonavin Webb vs. Nathan Coy; Marion Reneau vs. Ashley Evans-Smith; Lauren Murphy vs. Kelly Faszholz; and Anthony Hamilton vs. Shamil Abdurakhimov.
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