Jun. 24—Edgewood resident Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, denied a fight by meals poisoning in May and by a freak damage to his opponent in June, now has a fight scheduled in July.

What might probably go mistaken?

As first reported by ESPN, Cerrone (36-16) is anticipated to exchange Bobby Green because the opponent for fellow veteran Jim Miller (34-16) in a light-weight fight on July 2 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Cerrone on Thursday confirmed the information on his Instagram account with pictures of himself and Miller, writing, “And then this happened!!”

A Cerrone-Miller fight would match — really, rematch — two fighters at or close to the highest of a number of UFC most-ever lists.

Miller leads with 39 UFC appearances. Cerrone is third with 37. Miller and Cerrone are tied for first in UFC victories, with Andrei Arlovski, at 23.

Cerrone is second in finishes with 16. Miller is third with 15.

On July 16, 2014, Cerrone defeated Miller by second-round TKO (head kick and punches) in the primary occasion of a UFC Fight Night card in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Perhaps that is why Cerrone was listed on Thursday as a 2-1 betting favourite, regardless of having misplaced his final 5 fights. Miller has gained three of his final 5.

Miller, 38, additionally presents as precisely the form of opponent — a fellow veteran, not a younger up-and-comer — that Cerrone, 39, prefers in his drive to attain 50 fights beneath the Zuffa banner (WEC-UFC) earlier than he retires. Cerrone claims he is had 48 fights in these circuits, although his fight-by-fight listings on (*2*) and sherdog.com present solely 47.

BOXING: Albuquerque junior flyweight Abraham Perez (4-0, two KOs) is scheduled to headline an Aug. 13 Legacy Promotions card on the Manuel Lujan Jr. Exhibit Complex at Expo New Mexico.

Perez, a Golden Gloves, USA Boxing and Olympic Trials champion as an novice, is matched in opposition to Isaac Anguiano (3-0, one KO) of Pomona, Calif.

As first reported by cagedminds.com, the cardboard additionally contains a bout between Bosque Farms’ Katherine Lindenmuth (1-0) and Dallas’ Indeya Smith (3-5-2, one KO) and a heavyweight bout between Los Lunas’ Manuel Eastman (3-6-1, one KO) and Albuquerque-based Leonid Grachev (4-0, three KOs).

Perez is coming off a victory by unanimous resolution over Mexico’s Alejandro Moreno (24-50-3, 11 KOs) on an Isidro Castillo-promoted card at Ruidoso Downs final Saturday.

BKFC: The nation’s main bare-knuckle preventing circuit has scheduled an occasion for Aug. 27 on the Rio Rancho Events Center, with a ladies’s flyweight title fight between South Carolinian Taylor Starling (3-0) and Californian Christine Ferea (5-1) in the primary occasion.

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Several Albuquerque-area fighters are anticipated to be on the cardboard.

An earlier BKFC card, scheduled for the Events Center final December, fell by way of after contract talks with Albuquerque MMA veteran Diego Sanchez fell by way of.

CATCHING UP: MMA strawweight Lydia Warren, who trains in Albuquerque at Jackson-Wink, defeated Sydney Smith by unanimous resolution on an IKON FC card on June 3 in Richmond, Virginia.

On the identical card, former Albuquerquean and three-time NCAA wrestlng champion Bo Nickal made his professional MMA debut, defeating John Noland by first-round TKO (punches) in a middleweight fight.

Nickal (1-1) wrestled for Rio Rancho High School as an eighth-grader earlier than his household moved to Texas. He wrestled collegiately at Penn State, the place he gained nationwide titles from 2017-19.


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