Cerrone (36-15 MMA, 23-12 UFC) and Price (14-4 MMA, 6-4 UFC) have verbally agreed to a welterweight matchup on the UFC’s Sept. 19 event, MMA Junkie verified with multiple people close to the situation following an initial report from ESPN. The people requested anonymity because UFC has yet to make an official announcement.
The card is expected to take place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and air on ESPN, but has yet to be officially announced by the promotion.
After putting together a nice run that put him back in title contention, Cerrone, 37, has struggled to find winning results of late. He’s dropped his past four, albeit to strong competition in former UFC champs Conor McGregor and Anthony Pettis, as well as current interim titleholder Justin Gaethje and former interim king Tony Ferguson. Now, the UFC’s all-time wins leader will attempt to score his 24th octagon triumph.
Price, 30, will look to get in his way as he looks to rebound from a recently loss to Vicente Luque. “Hybrid” has alternated wins and losses over his past seven contests, but tends to bring excitement win or lose with just one decision result in his career.