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Donald Cerrone vs Yves Edwards booked for UFC on FX 3 on May 15 in Fairfax

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Like any good "Cowboy," sometimes you just have to get back on your horse and keep on riding.

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has asked 155-pound standout Donald Cerrone to saddle up against the always-dangerous Yves Edwards on the main card of the UFC on FX 3 event, scheduled for May 15, 2012, at the Patriot Center in Fairfax, Virginia.

The promotion announced the lightweight tilt late last night.

Cerrone (17-4) saw his six-fight winning streak snapped at the hands of Nate Diaz, literally, when the lanky Stockton slugger outstruck him across three rounds, sending him to a convincing unanimous decision loss at the UFC 141: "Lesnar vs. Overeem" pay-per-view (PPV) event last December.

It was "Cowboy's" first defeat since falling to Ben Henderson way back at WEC 48.

Also looking to get back into the win column is Edwards (41-18-1), who fell out of favor with the cageside judges in his unanimous decision defeat to Tony Ferguson.

His loss to "El Cucuy" puts him at 3-2 since returning to the world's largest fight promotion, but with 60 fights to his name, the master of "Thugjitsu" is a considerable threat to anyone in the lightweight division.

UFC on FX 3 is expected to feature a middleweight scrap between Tom Lawlor and Jason MacDonald, while 205-pound smasher Thiago Silva returns from suspension to battle the venerable Igor Pokrajac.

Stay tuned to for future updates to this still-developing fight card.

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