Lightweight K.J. Noons has his first challenge lined up for the Octagon and it will be a stiff one, as the hard-hitting boxer has been booked against seasoned scrapper Donald Cerrone. Both men are coming off losses and are sure to be fishing for a finish at the event to secure a beneficial position in the organization’s seemingly bottomless talent pool at 155 pounds.
According to a report on UFC Tonight, the two are set for action on May 25 at UFC 160. The card is headlined by a title-fight between heavyweight champion Cain Velasquez and Brazilian bomber Antonio Silva.
Noons started off his career with a 10-2 record but dropped four of his last five fights with each stumble involving a decision defeat. Eight of his wins have come by way of TKO including those over Jorge Gurgel, Yves Edwards, and Nick Diaz (albeit due to cuts).
The 19-5 Cerrone is sure to test his stand-up skills against Noons given his passion for punishing foes but could ultimately rely on his superior grappling to score victory considering thirteen of his wins have involved a submission stoppage. “Cowboy” was last seen having his hopes of a three-fight run snapped when Anthony Pettis put him away in the opening round of their January effort.
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