Donald Cerrone might not get in those six fights he was asking for in 2014. But there's no doubt the UFC is giving him the action he craves.
In about which promise lightweight fireworks, "Cowboy" will meet Edson Barboza on April 19 at UFC on FOX 11 in Orlando. FOXSports.com broke the news of the bout on Monday.
Cerrone (22-6, 1 no-contest) is fresh off his UFC on FOX 10 head-kick knockout of Adriano Martins. He earned Knockout of the Night honors for that effort, which is his combined 12 post-fight bonus between the UFC and WEC, most in Zuffa history. Cerrone has won two straight and three of four.
Barboza (13-1), meanwhile, has staked his claim as one of the division's most exciting fighters. At UFC on FOX 9 in Sacramento, he rallied from a wicked first round beating at the hands of Danny Castillo to take a majority decision, his third consecutive victory.
While not officially called such, the fight figures to be a main card bout on an event which features Travis Browne vs. Fabricio Werdum and Miesha Tate vs. Liz Carmouche.