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Donald Cerrone replaces Sam Stout against Dennis Siver at UFC 137

UFC 137 took a blow but quickly recovered earlier today as Sam Stout pulled out of his lightweight bout against perennial title contender Dennis Siver. The reason for Stout’s withdrawal is unknown, but Stout suffered a loss in his personal life on August 14, when his longtime friend and coach Shawn Tompkins tragically passed away. UFC officials worked quickly though and called upon Donald Cerrone, a man never willing to back down from a fight, to replace Stout against Siver.

The bout changed has been confirmed by the UFC.

The always exciting and active “Cowboy” is quickly working his way up the lightweight ladder in the UFC. Winner of five straight, Cerrone recently defeated Charles Oliveira at UFC on Versus 5, crumpling the Brazilian lightweight with a body shot before finishing him with a barrage of strikes. The finishing performance pocketed Cerrone an extra $65,000 for “Knockout of the Night.”

The former WEC title challenger will have his hands full against Siver, who is on a four fight win streak, and in the mix for a potential title shot. Siver is coming off a closely contested decision victory over Matt Wiman at UFC 132.

UFC 137: St. Pierre vs. Diaz is scheduled for October 29 at the Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas, Nevada. The show will be headlined by UFC welterweight king Georges St. Pierre defending his belt against former Strikeforce welterweight champion Nick Diaz.


  • Guthookd says:

    Hell yes. Good replacement. They’re going to make The Cowboy famous as all hell. I’ve seen him fight so many times in the past couple years I’m starting to favor him my self.

    I hope Donald decides to stand with Sever….that will be an interesting striking match….not like the boring shit we saw between him and Winey Varner.

    I’m going to have to pick Donald over Dennis in this fight based on well-roundedness alone.

    *side note – love to see Nate Diaz vs. The Cowboy

  • Dufresne says:

    Love this matchup, it has “fireworks” written all over it. I’m a huge fan of Cowboy’s and I’ve gotta admit, Siver has been winning me over lately.

  • Creature says:

    Well its obvious whenever someone gets injured at LW they can always rely on cowboy to step up, this is gonna be a war, donald is tough as nails and a good kickboxer while you can say the same for siver. but i think cowboy just out works him here, tires him out then gets the tko or a sub after rocking siver

  • Angry Mike says:

    This will be Cerrone’s fourth fight this year. Maybe he can work that into a “Cowboy up” catch phrase. He must have some juice with the org., because that’s a lot of paydays in one year. Meanwhile, he’s 4 inches taller than Siver, and I suspect he’ll have a significant reach advantage, too. Siver is a scrappy guy, but he’s got his work cut out for him in this one.

  • Guthookd…which fight between Cerrone and Varner was boring?….what fight that Cowboy has ever been in was boring? Great step up for Cerrone who is fast finding his way to the upper echelon of 155. If he beats Siver and Guillard beats Lauzon…there’s a great title eliminator right there waiting to happen.

  • Rich S. says:

    Awesome fight. A tough one for both guys. Should be a war. I would pick Cowboy for his submissions and the height/reach advantage he’ll have on the feet, but if Siver can get inside he could do some serious damage.

  • hindsightufuk says:

    little bit of info for yoy, the win over Oliviera was Donalds first strike based stoppage, 12 of his wins so far are by submission. been thoroughly entertained by this guy since his first WEC fight (when he got banned for steroids), and he hasnt let me down since. one of my favorite active fighters right now

  • hindsightufuk says:

    also hopefully in Donald gets past Siver he could get matched up with Sam Stout, which would be a fucking awesome fight to watch

  • Cowboy vs ___________ is a good fight, the guy didnt take most exciting fighter of 2009 cuz hes boring

  • Rece Rock says:

    Down the road I’d like to see Cerrone and Bendo go at it again

  • Creature says:

    I dont think cowboy and melvin would fight, just because they both are greg jackson fighters and according to one of the fighters from the camp (cant remember who) they all pretty much agree to not fight each other cuz there like a family

  • fanoftna33 says:

    What w way to turn a bad situation into a very good situation. Stout vs Siver looked awesome but so does this. Hope Siver wins here but he has his hands full.

  • MCM says:

    “I dont think cowboy and melvin would fight, just because they both are greg jackson fighters and according to one of the fighters from the camp (cant remember who) they all pretty much agree to not fight each other cuz there like a family”

    Unless one of them gets a title shot over the other, then they become “Swagger Jackers” while the other leaves camp.

    I don’t think Melvin is ready for a title shot yet anyway. If he starts facing tougher comp then yes, but a win over Lauzon doesn’t put you in the top 10.

  • Creature says:

    Agreed MCM, he still needs to face someone who can truly test what has been his biggest weakness and thats a strong wrestler, if he could beat Guida, Bendo, Maynard, Edgar or even Sherk then id give him the nod as deserving one


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