Diaz vs. Cerrone To Serve As UFC 141 Co-Main Event
We announced just yesterday that a lightweight bout between Diaz and Cerrone had been added to the UFC’s December 30th card. Come to find out, the UFC has now opted to put the two lightweight fighters in as the co-main event of the evening.
UFC 141 is set to take place on Dec. 30 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. The end-of-year pay-per-view event will feature a five-round non-title fight between former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and newly signed heavyweight stand-out Alistair Overeem.
After leaving the lightweight division for an extended time, Nate Diaz recently made a return to his divisional home at UFC 135 and completely dominated Takanori Gomi with a first round submission victory. The win stopped a two-fight losing streak that he suffered while in the welterweight rankings. Diaz has always been regarded as a top lightweight. Having given contenders such as Clay Guida and Gray Maynard all they could handle, Nate returns to the division with a chip on his shoulder and out to prove he belongs amongst the divisions best fighters.
Since leaving the WEC, Cerrone has looked like the fighter promised to us long ago. Currently riding a six-fight win streak that includes four-straight in the UFC, this Team Jackson product has never looked better. Most recently he took out top 10 lightweight, Dennis Siver with a first round submission at UFC 137.
The latest UFC 141 card now includes:
• Brock Lesnar vs. Alistair Overeem
• Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz
• Jon Fitch vs. Johny Hendricks
• Alexander Gustafsson vs. Vladimir Matyushenko
• Dong Hyun Kim vs. Sean Pierson
• T.J. Grant vs. Jacob Volkmann