Donald Cerrone vs. Adriano Martins agreed for UFC on Fox 10

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It looks like UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone isn't dropping to featherweight just yet.

In the lead-up to his UFC 167 fight with Evan Dunham, top 10 UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone said he would then make the move to featherweight. Cerrone dispatched Dunham and won via 2nd round triangle choke, but it looks like he'll stick around at lightweight a little bit longer. "Cowboy" has verbally agreed to face Brazil's Adriano Martins at UFC on Fox 10 this January in Chicago:

This will be Cerrone's (21-6, 1 NC) 12th UFC fight since debuting with the promotion in January 2011. Cerrone finished his 2012 schedule with a TKO loss to Anthony Pettis plus a decision loss to Rafael dos Anjos, and wins over K.J. Noons and Dunham. He's ranked #9 at lightweight right now, but his hopes of contending for the lightweight belt have definitely dwindled based on both past performances and his recent defeat against Pettis.

Martins (25-6) looked fantastic in his UFC debut against Daron Cruickshank, outclassing him everywhere the fight took place before finishing Cruickshank with a straight armbar in the 2nd round. He's a highly accomplished Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt and a former Jungle Fights lightweight champ. His UFC appearance came through his brief stint in Strikeforce, which saw him beat Jorge Gurgel by unanimous decision on the prelims of the promotion's final show.

UFC on Fox 10 is headlined by a lightweight bout between former UFC champion Ben Henderson and ex-Strikeforce champion Josh Thomson.

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