Monday, January 24, 2022

Jamie Varner Vs. Donald Cerrone 2 Could Happen In Later Summer

MMAJunkie.com:

After a less-than-popular and anticlimactic ending to their first meeting in January, WEC lightweight champion Jamie Varner (16-2) and contender Donald Cerrone (9-1) could rematch at a WEC event in late summer.

Sources close to each fighter have told MMAjunkie.com (www.mmajunkie.com) that both Varner and Cerrone have been approached about a late-summer rematch, though an exact date has not been determined.

That timetable could depend on Varner, who suffered a handful of injuries in their first bout at WEC 38 on Jan. 25.

That fight, which headlined WEC 38, ended in the fifth round when Cerrone caught Varner with a glancing but illegal knee to the head one minute and 50 seconds into the round. Varner was unable to continue, and the fight went to the judges' scorecards.

With a technical split-decision win (49-46, 47-48, 49-46), Varner retained his title.

Although initially booed because he was unable to continue, Varner ultimately learned he suffered a broken foot and hand, as well as what was initially thought to be a potentially career-ending eye injury, in the fight. However, now expected to heal completely, Varner will likely return later this summer, possibly in July or August, for the possible rematch with Cerrone.

DISCUSS THIS NEWS IN THE MMANEWS.COM FORUMS >>


Want to advertise your site in this space? E-mail the website staff today!

Related Articles