The upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Pittsburgh has a new main event, and it looks like the spurs will be flying in this one.
Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone will now face Alex "Cowboy" Oliveira in a welterweight showdown on Feb. 21 from the Consol Energy Center in Pittsburgh.
The battle of the cowboys comes after Tim Means was forced out of the fight due to a drug test being flagged by the United States Anti-Doping Agency as a potential violation. While Means will be able to contest the results in an appeal process, the timing wouldn’t allow him to remain in the fight with Cerrone in just two weeks’ time.
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Oliveira accepts the fight while riding a three-fight win streak inside the Octagon, including a submission win over former Elite XC champion KJ Noons as well as a knockout over Piotr Hallman in his outing.
The Brazilian "Cowboy" is currently 3-1 overall in the UFC as he takes a decided step up in competition to face Cerrone in a main event from Pittsburgh.
The UFC Fight Night card from the Keystone State will air live on FS1 on Sunday night, Feb. 21.