Donald Cerrone Gets New Opponent At UFC Fight Night 82

Written by Tom Ngo
February 4th, 2016

UFC Donald Cerrone

There will be some Cowboy on Cowboy crime going down at UFC Fight Night 82. One day after Tim Means got pulled from the show’s featured attraction against Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone for possibly flunking a random drug test, Alex “Cowboy” Oliveira has agreed to step in on February 21.

The UFC announced the swap Thursday via Twitter.

This bout marks Cerrone’s UFC welterweight debut. The 32-year-old was white hot entering last month’s rematch with lightweight champ Rafael dos Anjos having rattled off eight straight wins. Unfortunately for Cerrone, he once again shot blanks in a championship affair. Including his time in the WEC, Cerrone is now 0-4 when the hardware is on the line.

Oliveira has won three straight since dropping his UFC debut to Gilbert Burns. The Brazilian most recently knocked out Piotr Hallmann in November.

Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania hosts the show. Fox Sports 1 will broadcast the main card live.

Here is the card’s revised lineup:

Alex Garcia vs. Sean Strickland

Shamil Abdurakhimov vs. Anthony Hamilton

Siyar Bahadurzada vs. Brandon Thatch

Shane Campbell vs. James Krausev

Trevor Smith vs. Leonardo Augusto Guimaraes

Chris Camozzi vs. Joe Riggs

Derek Brunson vs. Roan Carneiro

Sarah Moras vs. Lauren Murphy

Cody Garbrandt vs. John Lineker

Donald Cerrone vs. Alex Oliveira

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