UFC 141: Donald Cerrone vs Nate Diaz booked for Dec. 30 in Las Vegas

Oh what sweet violence this should bring.

Fresh on the heels of his utter and complete destruction of Dennis Siver at UFC 137 on Oct. 29, Donald Cerrone's wish to remain active has been granted. The former WEC wrecking machine has been booked to get busy against Nate Diaz at UFC 141 on Dec. 30 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Heavy.com brought word of the pending match-up late last night.

Cerrone was a member of the class of WEC lightweights that fans and pundits alike wrote off as easy pickins' once they were dumped in the admittedly deeper shark tank in the UFC.

Except he's been eating his competition alive, having won all four of his bouts inside the hallowed Octagon. He even brought home three separate bonus awards during that time.

There's no reason he can't make it five (and four) in this one.

Nate Diaz just recently returned to the land of the lightweights following an uneven run at 170-pounds that concluded with consecutive losses to Dong Hyun Kim and Rory MacDonald, respectively.

It was the wrestling that gave him trouble, as it usually seems to. That's why it's so refreshing that he's been matched up against a fellow fight monger.

Solid boxing? Check. Even better jiu-jitsu? Check. Would rather "fight" in lieu of wrestle? Mate.

Let's do this.

UFC 141 will take place on a Friday, on Dec. 30, 2011, at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The event will be headlined by a mega-fight pitting former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar taking on former Strikeforce heavyweight champion Alistair Overeem.

Jon Fitch is also scheduled to return from shoulder surgery against budding welterweight contender Johny Hendricks.

For more on UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" click here.

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