Cerrone has captured the interest of Octagon fans in 2011 with some very flashy wins, battling five times in the Octagon racking up victories over Paul Kelly, Vagner Rocha, Charles Oliveira and Dennis Siver. Out of those five fights, the ‘Cowboy’ has also earned four “Fight Night” bonuses. His last fight though, did not go as well as he had hoped, losing a one sided decision to Nate Diaz at UFC 141.
Speaking on this fight with the just a few days ago, Cerrone said he was looking forward to “standing in the pocket” against Stephens.
“Cool dude (Stephens), I don’t really know much about him. I know he shows up to fight, he throws down, he comes every time. Win, lose or draw he fights hard and I’m excited. It’s going to be a fight for the fans because I’m going to stand their in the pocket with him and throw down.”
“I was scheduled to fight Yves Edwards, the same stylistic type of fight and it would have been fun, but Jeremy is right there. He’s going to fight and it’s going to be exciting battle.”