A Lightweight showdown between Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon has been rebooked to go down at a scheduled UFC Fight Night-themed event on June 18, 2022, in Austin, Texas. That’s according to MMA Fighting, which confirmed the booking a few days after the fight was scrapped from UFC 274 this past weekend (Sat., May 7, 2022) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Indeed, “Cowboy” fell ill as a result of food poisoning just hours after the official weigh-in. Lauzon wasn’t too thrilled after catching wind of Cerrone’s withdrawal, but thankfully he won’t have to wait too long to settle business.
Since then, Cerrone recently revealed that he’d be done fighting after two more fights, which includes his upcoming bout against his fellow post-fight, bonus-hogging foe. “Cowboy” is currently winless in his last six fights, prompting Dana White to say that the loser of the fight would more than likely get cut.
No word on if that still holds true now that there’s a new date and location.
The ESPN+-streamed event will be headlined by a pivotal Featherweight fight between Calvin Kattar and Josh Emmett. Meanwhile, Kevin Holland will battle Tim Means in a Welterweight slugfest and Joaquin Buckley battles Albert Duraev.