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“Cowboy” Up: Cerrone-Benson Henderson Set For UFN 59

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Donald Cerrone might not make the February UFC card in Denver. And that isn’t a problem for “Cowboy.”

Just days after handing Myles Jury his first pro defeat, Cerrone has agreed to step in as a replacement for Eddie Alvarez – who he defeated last year – and face Benson Henderson at UFC Fight Night 59.

The card goes down January 18 from the TD Garden in Boston. Conor McGregor-Dennis Siver is the main event, with Cerrone-Henderson taking co-headline billing.

Cerrone (26-6) has won 13 of his 16 UFC bouts and was immediately asking for his next fight after defeating Jury.

Henderson (21-4) is familiar with Cerrone, having defeated him twice while both were in the WEC. “Smooth” is looking to rebound following a loss to Rafael dos Anjos to close out 2014.

Below is the current lineup:

MAIN CARD (FOX Sports 1/10 p.m. ET)

Featherweight: Conor McGregor vs. Dennis Siver

Lightweight: Benson Henderson vs. Donald Cerrone

Middleweight: Uriah Hall vs. Louis Taylor

Lightweight: Gleison Tibau vs. Norman Parke

PRELIMINARY CARD (FOX Sports 1/7 p.m. ET)

Welterweight: Cathal Pendred vs. Sean Spencer

Welterweight: John Howard vs. Lorenz Larkin

Welterweight: Zhang Lipeng vs. Chris Wade

Flyweight: Patrick Holohan vs. Shane Howell

Lightweight: Frankie Perez vs. Johnny Case

Featherweight: Charles Rosa vs. Sean Soriano

PRELIMINARY CARD (UFC Fight Pass/6 p.m. ET)

Light Heavyweight: Matt Van Buren vs. Sean O’Connell

Flyweight: Tateki Matsuda vs. Joby Sanchez

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