The lightweight fight between Joe Lauzon and Donald Cerrone has a new date.
The matchup, which was originally scheduled for an April 30th “Fight Night” card, has now reportedly been moved to UFC’s May 7th pay-per-view show.
The fight is now set to happen at UFC 274, per Mike Bohn of MMA Junkie. While the location of this event is unknown at the moment, it is expected to take place in front of a live crowd, as all pay-per-view events have since mid-2021.
The fight sees two of the most experienced UFC lightweights meet in the cage.
Cerrone is tied for second in UFC history for most fights with the promotion, having appeared 37 times, per UFC’s database. The 38-year-old is currently searching for his first win since 2019, with his last six appearances resulting in either a loss or a draw.
Lauzon, a fighter who has appeared in the UFC over 25 times, will be competing for the first time since 2019. His last fight saw him snap a three-fight skid, defeating Jonathan Pearce.
UFC Lightweight Champion Charles Oliveira is currently expected to face Justin Gaethje in the main event of UFC’s May 7th event. Here is the updated card:
Bout 6: Charles Oliveira (32-8) vs. Justin Gaethje (23-3) (UFC Lightweight Championship)
Bout 5: Glover Teixeira (33-7) vs. Jiri Prochazka (28-3-1) (UFC Light Heavyweight Championship)
Bout 4: Macy Chiasson (7-2) vs. Norma Dumont (7-1) (Featherweight)
Bout 3: Blagoy Ivanov (18-4) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (19-7-1) (Heavyweight)
Bout 2: Kleydson Rodrigues (7-1) vs. CJ Vergara (9-3-1) (Flyweight)
Bout 1: Donald Cerrone (36-16) vs. Joe Lauzon (28-15) (Lightweight)