Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone rides into Boston for UFC Fight Night

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'Cowboy' Donald Cerrone is ready to ride into battle again, as the UFC has announced he will face off against Myles Jury in Boston.

The long rumoured match-up was finally confirmed for UFC Fight Night on FOX Sports 1, by FOXSports.com and is set to be the co-main event of the evening.

It will feature underneath Conor McGregor's clash with Dennis Siver and is set to follow FOX's coverage of the NFL's NFC Championship game.

Bringing the hype-wagon to Boston

For Cerrone, a win over Jury would be the next step towards a title shot and that's something fans would be clamouring for.

Current UFC Lightweight champion, Anthony Pettis hasn't fought since he beat Benson Henderson for the title last August, while Cerrone has won five straight fights during that time.

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A win over former Bellator champion, Eddie Alvarez at UFC 178 has seen Cerrone rise to #4 in the rankings and on the verge of a title shot.

Only Khabib Nurmagomedov or Rafael dos Anjos could leapfrog him now, but if Pettis gets hurt again, a fight between two of the three would be a possible Interim title match.

Stacking the card already

With McGregor on the card as well, it will only have fans more hyped up for the card, with McGregor riding a huge wave of hype towards a likely showdown with Jose Aldo.

It's clear that the UFC are treating this as one of the highlights of their calendar, with the Boston market being a huge boom area.

There's not much left for the UFC to market to in the US but the Boston market is one of the two left to conquer - the other being New York.

McGregor excited the fans last time out and he's likely to beat Siver with ease, so the UFC are giving fans something a bit closer in Cerrone-Jury.

Jury is 15-0 in his career and recently became the first man to KO Japanese legend, Takanori Gomi, which only adds to his credentials and makes it a tough challenge for Cerrone's climb to the top.

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