UFC On ESPN+ 1’s fight card has just been bolstered by the news that Donald Cerrone will joining the line-up with his return to lightweight against Alexander Hernandez on January 19th in Brooklyn.
Bout agreements are already beleived to be in place for the fight, which will see ‘Cowboy’ drop back down to 155lbs after a 6-4 run at welterweight over the past three years.
Recently Cerrone went through the toughest period in his career, losing four out of his five fights against the likes of Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler, Darren Till and Leon Edwards, but a first round submission victory over Mike Perry last time out has appeared to put him back on track.
Now he’ll go up against Hernandez, who wields a 10-1 career record and has so far racked up two wins in the UFC, defeating Beneil Dariush on short notice and then claiming a decision victory over Olivier Aubin-Mercier during a succcessful 2018 campaign.
That’s led to Hernandez being handed another step up in competition, and though an originally planned fight with Francisco Trinaldo at UFC 233 a week later fell through, he’s now been given an even more high-profile fight.
Cerrone Vs Hernandez joins a UFC On ESPN+ 1 card that’s set to be headlined by a superfight between flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and bantamweight kingpin TJ Dillashaw.