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Pic: UFC on ESPN+ 16 poster drops for ‘Cerrone vs. Gaethje’ on Sept. 14 in Vancouver

Donald Cerrone will make another walk to the Octagon in just over one month when he locks horns with top-flight finisher Justin Gaethje in a lightweight main event at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on Sept. 14 live on ESPN+ from inside Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

Check out the official fight poster above courtesy of UFC.

Cerrone, who is coming off a tough TKO loss to Tony Ferguson back at UFC 238, is trying to salvage his UFC lightweight title hopes with a memorable performance opposite Gaethje. The man known as “Cowboy” holds the record for most UFC wins and finishes but has yet to hoist promotional gold. A win over “Highlight” could set Cerrone up for a No. 1 contender’s bout in early 2020, but he’s likely to cash that in for a quick turnaround knowing how often the veteran likes to compete.

Gaethje, who has finally settled in at 155 pounds, is coming off back-to-back knockout wins over Edson Barboza and James Vick. “Highlight” has really started to come into his own after suffering consecutive losses to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier from 2017-2018, showing a more calm and collected approach inside of the cage of late. Gaethje has earned a post-fight bonus in each of his five Octagon appearances and should have no problem parlaying a win over “Cowboy” into a potential lightweight title shot next year.

UFC on ESPN+ 16 is also expected to feature the following bouts (in no specific order):

Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira vs. Nikita Krylov
Heavyweight: Marcin Tybura vs.Augusto Sakai
Middleweight:Antonio Carlos Junior vs. Uriah Hall
Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes
Light Heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov vs. Jimmy Crute
Bantamweight: Louis Smolka vs. Ryan McDonald
Bantamweight: Cole Smith vs. Miles Johns
Featherweight: Kyle Prepolec vs. Austin Hubbard
Welterweight: Sergey Khandozhko vs. Michel Pereira
Middleweight: Marvin Vettori vs. Andrew Sanchez
Bantamweight: Brad Katona vs. Hunter Azure

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