At the end of last year, I wrote an article claiming 2013 would be a breakout year for the featherweight division. And for the most part—at least thus far—that prediction appears to be well on its way to coming true.
Between September 2010 and January 2013, WEC/UFC lightweight Donald Cerrone posted a record of eight wins against two losses. During that run, the man who is more often than not referred to by his nickname “Cowboy,” pocketed seven “Fight Night” bonuses.
Former Strikeforce lightweight champion Gilbert Melendez lost a razor-thin split decision to UFC titleholder BensonHenderson at UFC on Fox 7 last month and wants fights that get him close to another shot at the gold.