Both fighters are in the top ten of their division and are coming off two dominating victories. Donald Cerrone has most recently knocked out Adriano Martins and then submitted Edson Barboza while Miller has submitted both Fabrico Camoes and Yancy Medeiros in the first rounds of their respective fights. Both Cowboy and Miller have won their fair share of post-fight awards for their exciting and often violent fighting styles. Between the two of them they own 15 post-fight awards, 3 of them being fight-of-the-night bonuses.
Rumors surrounding Cowboy’s next fight were swirling soon after his victory of Edson Barboza, some tied him to a fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov, while others simply stated that was Cowboy trying to climb the lightweight ladder as fast as possible. With Jim Miller ranked at #9 and coming off two straight wins and Cowboy ranked at #7 with two straight wins of his own, a win for either man could land them only a fight or 2 away from a title shot.
Cowboy Cerrone has publicly stated that he wants to set the UFC record, fighting 6 times in one year, and thus far he has been ripping through fights. Miller, however, won’t be an easy foe. As gritty as they come, Miller is no pushover, and won’t be an easy victory for Cowboy. Unless Cowboy wins in the opening minutes of the fight, he could be in for a long, grueling war.
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