Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone Possibly for January 26 at UFC on Fox 6

Riley KontekFeatured ColumnistNovember 5, 2012

LAS VEGAS, NV - NOVEMBER 30:  Mixed martial artist Donald Cerrone holds the Breakthrough Fighter of the Year award at the Fighters Only World Mixed Martial Arts Awards 2011 at The Pearl concert theater at the Palms Casino Resort November 30, 2011 in Las Vegas, Nevada.  (Photo by Ethan Miller/Getty Images)
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The fight many fans have been waiting to see may now have a home and date.

As reported by, the lightweight contenders could meet at a proposed UFC on Fox 6 card. As of right now, a venue has not been determined, though Chicago has been brought up by the source from

The two were reported to be fighting back at UFC 150 in Denver, before Pettis went down due to injury. Since then, the two have been linked together more than once, including the upcoming UFC on Fox in Seattle in December.

Cerrone has been hunting for this fight for a while. In the mmajunkie article, Cerrone was quoted about the stipulations surrounding this fight.

"Every time I suggest it, his manager comes back and says, 'Well, maybe 'Cowboy' could fight somebody else right now,' and it's just this excuse to not fight," he said. 

Pettis' camp disputed that claim and said the fighter would be ready to fight Cerrone, especially if a title shot were on the line. 

Pettis recently suffered from a staph infection that was thought to keep him out for a bit, but it seems his recovery went smoothly.

His most recent fight came back in Japan at UFC 144. He defeated Joe Lauzon with a brutal head kick that was thought to have earned him a title shot. That was, until Frankie Edgar was granted an immediate rematch against Ben Henderson.

As for Cerrone, his most recent win came at UFC 150 when he knocked out old training partner Melvin Guillard. He is now 8-1 under the UFC banner.