‘Cowboy’ Cerrone vs. Leon Edwards in the Works as Main Event for UFC in Singapore

A welterweight showdown between Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone and Leon Edwards is expected to serve as the main event for the UFC's return to Singapore

Reporting by Damon Martin and Jim Edwards

The upcoming UFC Fight Night card in Singapore just landed a welterweight main event as Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is expected to face Leon Edwards in a five round fight on June 23.

Sources close to the matchup confirmed that verbal agreements are in place for the fight with bout agreements expected to be signed at any time.

Cerrone makes his return to action after a dominant win in his last fight as he finished Yancy Medeiros in a main event showdown in February.

The always active “Cowboy” had hinted at returning to the lightweight division after that fight but it appears the UFC had other plans with at least one more bout at 170 pounds.

As for Edwards, he’s currently riding a five fight win streak including a TKO stoppage against Peter Sobotta in his last bout at UFC Fight Night in London in March.

Following that win, Edwards called for a fight against fellow countryman Darren Till but he’ll get “Cowboy” instead as he will also compete in his first main event under the UFC banner.

More fights are expected to be announced for the UFC Fight Night card in Singapore with the show going down on June 23.

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Damon Martin is a veteran mixed martial arts journalist who has been covering the industry since 2003 with bylines on FOX Sports, CNN, Bleacher Report and numerous other outlets.
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