Left to right: Anthony Pettis & Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone. / Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports & Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Anthony Pettis vs “Cowboy” Cerrone rematch verbally agreed upon

It's a rematch six years in the making - According to new reports "Showtime" Pettis and "Cowboy" Cerrone will face off once more

If the newly posted reports are correct, it seems that Anthony “Showtime” Pettis and Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will battle once again. Pettis’ head coach Duke Roufus has now claimed that a rematch is in the works.

“It has been a longtime in the making. The @ufc offered @showtimepettis a rematch with @cowboycerrone,” Roufus stated in a now deleted Instagram post. “Donald & Anthony have professionally reached out personally to one another & have agreed to fight each other. Both guys have given MMA some epic performances fighting all the top fighters in sport. We are just waiting on a date to dance.”

Pettis and “Cowboy” first met at UFC on FOX 6 in 2013. Pettis ended up finishing Cerrone via first round TKO.

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While the UFC have not confirmed the fight and the post has been removed, it is a rematch that makes sense. Both Pettis and “Cowboy” are coming off of losses to high profile contenders.

Pettis was most recently active against Nate Diaz at UFC 241, in the formers second UFC appearance at welterweight. Diaz pressure was too much for Pettis, who ended up losing a unanimous decision. He has now alternated wins and losses in his last nine bouts.

Cerrone doesn’t have the best possible fight stats as of late either. Earlier this year he had a three fight winning streak snapped via a TKO loss via doctor stoppage to Tony Ferguson. He then faced Justin Gaethje, and was knocked out in the first round.

Who would win the rematch: Anthony Pettis or “Cowboy” Cerrone? 

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for MMAnytt.com
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