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UFC on FOX 23: Donald Cerrone vs Jorge Masvidal fight booked for Denver on Jan. 28

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Cowboy up!

UFC 202: Story v Cerrone Photo by Steve Marcus/Getty Images

Just four days removed from Donald Cerrone’s most recent knockout win over Matt Brown at UFC 206, which took place inside Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Canada, “Cowboy” will make another super quick turnaround to fight Jorge Masvidal at UFC on FOX 23.

Ariel Helwani broke the news earlier this afternoon after Cerrone requested the Welterweight match up moments after his “Immortal” destruction (watch highlights). Of course, “Gamebred” was more than willing to oblige on social media, which more than likely expedited the 170-pound showdown inside Pepsi Center in Denver, Colo., on Jan. 28, 2016.

Cerrone has won four consecutive Welterweight fights — all finishes — since losing his opportunity to take the Lightweight belt of then-champion, Rafael dos Anjos, in Dec. 2015. That’s right, the bout against Masvidal will mark his sixth trip inside the Octagon in a 13-month span.

That’s the definition of active. And it’s not often that the No. 5-ranked fighter in a division calls out the No. 15-ranked guy, but hey, that’s “Cowboy.”

Nevertheless, the technically-sound Masvidal will present the toughest 170-pound test for Cerrone to date. The South Floridian — who has been plagued throughout his UFC tenure with split decision losses because of his slow starts (three in his last six appearances) — might have recently turned a corner. He has won back-to-back bouts inside the Octagon for the first time since 2014, most recently scoring a technical knockout victory over Jake Ellenberger earlier this month via “foot-in-fence.

Hey, sometimes it takes a bit of bizarre luck, and timing, to turn things around.

UFC on FOX 23 will feature a main event between top-ranked women’s Bantamweight contenders, Julianna Pena vs. Valentina Shevchenko, as well as a fantastic 135-pound scrap between Raphael Assuncao vs. Aljamain Sterling.

To check out the latest and greatest UFC on FOX 23: “Pena vs. Shevchenko” fight card and rumors click here.