Originally expected to be the co-main event of UFC Fight Night 59 in Boston, Donald Cerrone and Myles Jury will now fight 15 days sooner in the co-main event on pay-per-view.
UFC officials confirmed the bout Wednesday night.
Cerrone (25-6, 1 NC) is a fan favorite and one of the kings of post-fight bonuses. Having garnered 15 total post-fight bonuses in his UFC and WEC stints combined, Cerrone is known for his exciting style of always looking for the finish. He is currently riding his best win streak since joining the UFC in 2011 with 5 victories in a row since losing to Rafael dos Anjos in August of 2013. His current streak includes wins over Eddie Alvarez, Jim Miller, Edson Barboza, Adriano Martins and Evan Dunham. Eddie Alvarez was the only man to last all 15 minutes. Of his 25 victories, 19 come by way of finish.
Jury (15-0) is undefeated as a professional and 6-0 since making his UFC debut in June of 2012. He holds wins over Diego Sanchez, Takanori Gomi, Mike Ricci, Ramsey Nijem, Michael Johnson and Sam Oropeza. Though undefeated as a pro, Jury did lose to Al Iaquinta via split decision on The Ultimate Fighter 15 in what would later be named the ‘Fight of the Season.
This fight will serve as the night’s co-main event.
UFC 182 is expected to take place on January 3, 2015 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. It will be headlined by a light heavyweight title fight between Jon ‘Bones’ Jones and Daniel ‘DC’ Cormier.