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Donald Cerrone vs. Myles Jury moved to UFC 182 co-main event (Updated)

***UPDATE: Originally announced for UFC Fight Night 59, the Cerrone vs. Jury lightweight battle will take over as UFC 182 co-main event because of this switch.

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Coulda been a contenda.

It's time to figure out who is the contender and who is the pretender when Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) lightweight "Cowboy" Donald Cerrone battles undefeated 155-pound sensation Myles Jury in the UFC 182 co-main event, set for Jan. 3, 2014 at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

UFC confirmed the booking on Wednesday.

Cerrone (25-6. 1 NC) is riding a torrid five-fight winning streak with four finishes, including a unanimous decision win over former Bellator lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez at the UFC 178 pay-per-view (PPV) event last month in Las Vegas, Nevada.

One or two more and he could be looking at a 155-pound title shot.

Jury (15-0) has now won six straight since making his Octagon debut in mid-2012 and hold victories over Michael Johnson and Diego Sanchez, among others. "The Fury" was last seen putting the screws to Takanori Gomi last month in Japan.

Early predictions?

UFC 182 will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight pitting reigning division champion Jon Jones against 205-pound No. 1 contender Daniel Cormier. In addition, Hector Lombard welcomes Josh Burkman back to the Octagon in lightweight action.

See the current UFC 182 fight card and line up here.

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