Veterans Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon have been given a second chance to meet in the UFC cage.
The lightweights have been placed back on the promotion’s schedule, now lined up for a June 18th card. News of the rescheduled bout was first reported by ESPN’s Brett Okamoto.
The fight is joining a “Fight Night” show that is expected to take place at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas, USA.
Cerrone and Lauzon were first expected to meet at UFC 274 this past weekend. However, that fight was thrown out the day of the event due to Cerrone suffering a non-COVID-19-related illness.
Now with a new booking in place, Cerrone has a chance to end a losing streak that has developed late in his career.
Cerrone has gone winless in his past six appearances, with five of those fights ending in a loss and the other being a no contest. His last fight was in May 2021, when Alex Morono stopped him within a round.
The new booking is also set to be Lauzon’s first appearance in nearly three years. He snapped a three-fight losing streak in his last fight, stopping Jonathan Pearce back in October 2019.
A featherweight bout between Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett has been booked for UFC’s June 18th main event. Here’s an updated look at the card:
Bout 7: Calvin Kattar (23-5) vs. Josh Emmett (17-2) (Featherweight)
Bout 6: Phil Hawes (11-3) vs. Deron Winn (7-2) (Middleweight)
Bout 5: Kyle Daukaus (11-2) vs. Roman Dolidze (9-1) (Middleweight)
Bout 4: Damir Ismagulov (23-1) vs. Guram Kutateladze (12-2) (Lightweight)
Bout 3: Julian Marquez (9-2) vs. Gregory Rodrigues (11-4) (Middleweight)
Bout 2: Tim Means (32-12-1) vs. Kevin Holland (22-7) (Welterweight)
Bout 1: Donald Cerrone (36-16) vs. Joe Lauzon (28-15) (Lightweight)