For the second time in six weeks, a scheduled bout between UFC stalwarts Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon was canceled lower than 24 hours earlier than the 2 fighters had been scheduled to combat.
In Could, the bout was pulled from the UFC 274 card in Phoenix as a result of Cerrone affected by meals poisoning. The combat was rescheduled, however the second time round it was Lauzon who fell sick and was compelled to drag out, in keeping with MMA journalist Ariel Helwani.
Cerrone, 39, is third all-time in whole UFC fights with 37 and owns the document for wins within the promotion with 23. After the assembly with Lauzon was canceled the primary time, Cerrone revealed that he deliberate for it to be his second-to-last combat earlier than retirement.
Lauzon, 38, made his UFC debut in September 2006, practically 5 years earlier than Cerrone fought within the UFC for the primary time. Lauzon is tied with Nate Diaz for third all-time in UFC bonuses with 15, together with seven “Struggle of the Night time” nods. Cerrone is tied with Charles Oliveira for the document with 18.
The rescheduled combat was set to be the co-main occasion Saturday evening in Austin, Texas.