UFC 214 is shaping up to be one of the most stacked cards in UFC history.
With three title fights already atop of the bill (marking the third time the promotion has put three belts on the line on a single event), July 29 in Anaheim has just added even more depth with the postponed Robbie Lawler vs. Donald Cerrone fight being moved to the card.
With it’s addition, the Summer show has become one of the most anticipated UFC events of the year, and features bouts such as Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier, Cris Cyborg vs. Tonya Evinger and Tyron Woodley vs. Demian Maia.
Just received word from @danawhite that @Cowboycerrone @Ruthless_RL is moving from Saturday to Anaheim's UFC 214 on July 29.
— Lance Pugmire (@latimespugmire) July 2, 2017
It’s also a change of plans in the eyes of UFC president Dana White, who just this week stated the Cerrone – Lawler bout would not be featured on the July 29 card.
“Here’s the deal. ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone is a stud. He’s too tough for his own good,” White said, speaking with MMAJunkie. “He absolutely wanted to fight. The kid’s got a pulled groin, he’s got a bruise from his knee to the inside of his groin. And his other knee is blowing up, he’s got staph infection.
“Could he come out and fight? Probably. Should he come out and fight Robbie Lawler with a pulled groin? No, he shouldn’t. We’re going to get him healthy and remake the fight. … No, it won’t be on Anaheim.”
It appears however, Cerrone has managed to convince the boss he’s able to go.
Other bouts set to be featured include: Jimi Manuwa vs. Volkan Oezdemir, Ricardo Lamas vs. Jason Knight, Aljamain Sterling vs. Renan Barão and Sage Northcutt vs. John Makdessi.