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Report: “Razor” Rob vs. Cerrone planned for WEC’s Sept. event

wec-logo.jpgAn intriguing lightweight matchup between 155 lbs. fighters “Razor” Rob McCullough and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is planned for the WEC’s Sept. 10 event, according to a report at MMAWeekly.com.

The fight has yet to be officially announced by the WEC, however, MMA Weekly is citing “sources close to the fight” as its source.

McCullough is a former WEC lightweight champion who lost the title at WEC 32 this past February when he suffered a third round TKO against current champ Jamie Varner. He returned to the win column after recording a split decision victory over Kenneth Alexander at WEC 34 this past June.

Cerrone, considered one of the top lightweight prospects in all of MMA, is a perfect 8-0 in his young mixed martial arts career. He made his WEC debut last September, where he defeated Alexander at 0:56 of round 1. However, the decision was eventually ruled as no contest after the Nevada State Athletic Commission suspended Cerrone for testing positive for a banned diuretic.

He returned from his suspension this past June on the same show in which McCullough defeated Alexander. In that fight, it took Cerrone just 1:30 into the first round to submit late replacement Danny Castillo with an armbar.

A win by Cerrone over McCullough could put him next in line for a shot at the WEC lightweight title.

The Sept. 10 event will be headlined by the return of Paulo Filho, who will be defending his WEC middleweight title in a rematch vs. Chael Sonnen. Also, according to MMA Weekly, the show could be headlined by a WEC featherweight title defense by Urijah Faber against Mike Brown.

6 COMMENTS
  • Mike C. says:

    Can’t wait for this fight. Pulling for Cerrone. Another example of the WEC having the best matchmaking.

  • Rich S. says:

    i don’t like this one that much.. i REALLY like Cerrone.. but, this match is going to cause some problems for him.. idk.. i don’t want to see Razor lose another fight so soon, but i’ll be pulling for the Cowboy..

  • double A-ron says:

    wasn’t that cowboy cerrone on that tapout show?

  • Rich S. says:

    yup.. he won on the show and he’s still undefeated.. the guy’s got absolutely brilliant jiu-jitsu.. he’s a grrrrreat fighter..

    http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?FighterID=15105

    he’s got an amazing resume’:)

  • bjjdenver says:

    This definitely is the “test” for Cowboy. A win and I would say he gets a title shot. his jj is solid, but he is a great example of finding a move and doing it as well as he can. I’ve seen him fight several times, and he loves the armbar.

  • mmacritic says:

    Only way Cowboy wins is by submission. If Razor can avoid being arm barred or triangled he wins handily

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