Months of speculation as to the identity of Conor McGregor’s next opponent has come to an end as Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone gets his very own ‘red panty night’ against the notorious Irishman in January.

The two UFC stars will square off in a welterweight contest at UFC 246 on January 18 next in the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, in what will be McGregor’s first fight since losing by submission to Khabib Nurmagomedov in October of last year.

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For McGregor, the fight represents an opportunity for what would be his first victory since his outstanding title-winning performance against Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 in November 2016 and comes as the first test in what he described will be a three-fight ‘season’ in 2020.

McGregor and Cerrone have verbally sparred at several press conferences in the past, as well as Cerrone putting forth his candidacy to fight the Dubliner over the past few months, but now that the fight has been made official Cerrone says that he is looking forward to throwing leather with McGregor.

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