Donald Cerrone continues to prove he means it when he says “anytime, anywhere with anyone.” This time, it’s at any weight, too.
“Cowboy” will move up to welterweight and fight Tim Means in the main event of UFC Fight Night 82 on Feb. 21 in Pittsburgh, it was announced Friday during the UFC 195 weigh-in show on FOX Sports 1.
Cerrone (28-7, 1 NC) only fought two weeks ago against lightweight champion Rafael dos Anjos in the main event of UFC on FOX 17 in Orlando. Dos Anjos won via TKO in just 66 seconds. Cerrone, 32, won eight in a row previously. “Cowboy,” long one of the top lightweights in the world, has never fought at welterweight as a pro.
Means (25-7-1) is coming off a second-round knockout of John Howard at UFC Fight Night: Namajunas vs. VanZant last month. Overall, he has won five of his last six fights. Means, 31, is a former lightweight who moved up in 2013 with great success.
Both men, coincidentally, train and live in New Mexico — Cerrone at JacksonWink MMA and Means at Fit NHB.
UFC Fight Night: Cerrone vs. Means will mark the UFC’s return to Pittsburgh for the first time since 2011. Also on the card, Roan Carneiro takes on Derek Brunson and John Lineker meets Cody Garbrandt.
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