Donald Cerrone celebrates his win against Dennis Siver - Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images
Less than 24 hours removed from his dominant first-round victory over Dennis Siver, it looks like Donald Cerrone already has his next fight planned, and it will be no easy task as he's expected to face Nate Diaz at UFC 141 on December 30th, according to Heavy.com
Cerrone told Joe Rogan in his post-fight interview on Saturday night, that he wanted to get another fight in before the end of the year, and it appears he'll get his wish. Riding a four-fight winning streak, with three of those coming via stoppage, Cerrone has proven to be one of the most promising lightweight prospects to emerge from the UFC-WEC merger. Diaz, on the other hand, has revitalized himself at lightweight after dropping consecutive fights at 170 lbs. Fresh off his own dominant performance against Takanori Gomi at UFC 135, Diaz brings a similarly well-rounded skill set to the cage as Cerrone, along with a similar propensity for finishing fights.
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone (17-3)
Win Dennis Siver (submission - rear naked choke) - UFC 137
Win Charles Oliveira (TKO - punches) - UFC on Versus 5
Win Vagner Rocha (unam. decision) - UFC 131
Nate Diaz (14-7)
Win Takanori Gomi (submission - armbar) - UFC 135
Loss Rory MacDonald (unam. decision) - UFC 129
Loss Dong Hyun Kim (unam. decision) - UFC 125
UPDATE: The UFC has now confirmed the booking, and also announced that it will serve as the co-main event of UFC 141.