Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) has been shopping around for a new headliner now that Tim Means was a "Dirty" bird -- according to USADA -- and got himself lifted from the upcoming UFC Fight Night 83 event on FOX Sports 1, taking place on Feb. 21, 2016, inside Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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As a result, the promotion pegged Alex Oliveira to step in for a short-notice fight against Donald Cerrone, which means "Cowboy" will be fighting "Cowboy" at welterweight. Not a fight that screams "main event," but at least these are two fighters who like to bang.
Cerrone (28-7, 1 NC) is in a big hurry to erase the memory of last December's loss to Rafael dos Anjos, a one-sided shellacking in the main event of UFC on FOX 17, which not only ruined his title aspirations, but also snapped an eight-fight winning streak.
Onward and upward.
After a debut loss to Gilbert Burns, Oliveira (13-3-1, 1 NC) roared back to claim three straight wins, including a submission over longtime lightweight boxer K.J. Noons, as well as a knockout victory over the venerable Piotr Hallman last November.
The Brazilian has 11 finishes in 13 wins.