Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards official for UFC Fight Night 132 in Asia

Donald Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards official for UFC Fight Night 132 in Asia

It’s official: Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards are set to headline the UFC’s return to Asia.

MMAjunkie passed along news of Cerrone (33-10 MMA, 20-7 UFC) vs. Edwards (15-3 MMA, 7-2 UFC) earlier this week, and UFC officials today made a formal announcement of the five-round welterweight fight.

UFC Fight Night 132 takes place June 23, likely in Singapore at a venue to be determined. It’s expected to stream on UFC Fight Pass, though the full fight card and bout order haven’t been finalized.

In a recent interview with MMAjunkie Radio, Edwards said he hoped he’d get to fight Cerrone or Jorge Masvidal.

Cerrone is No. 13 in the USA TODAY Sports/MMAjunkie MMA welterweight rankings, and Edwards is unranked but steadily climbing up the division’s pecking order.

“Cowboy” Cerrone, a former UFC title challenger who’s racked up 13 fight-night bonuses, was recently stuck in a three-fight skid before rebounding in his most recent bout with a first-round TKO victory over Yancy Medeiros. The former lightweight, who lost to notables Masvidal, Robbie Lawler and Darren Till during his recent skid, picked up his 25th stoppage in 33 career wins with the Medeiros victory.

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