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Donald Cerrone vs. Ben Henderson Booked for September

Donald CerroneWith a rematch against WEC lightweight title-holder Jamie Varner postponed indefinitely, contender Donald Cerrone has been booked to fight Ben Henderson at a yet-unannounced September WEC event, according to MMA Madness.

The bout is the first confirmed for the Versus-televised card, which is rumored to possibly take place in Cincinnati on a date to-be-announced.

Cerrone (10-1) suffered a controversial split decision loss to Varner in January, but rebounded with a first-round submission of James Krause at WEC 41 earlier this month to earn another shot at the title. A rematch between Varner and Cerrone was expected to take place this fall, but Varner’s hand remains broken, forcing him out of the rumored meeting.

Henderson has won 8-straight fights, including back-to-back WEC victories over Anthony Njokuani and Shane Roller.

It has not yet been confirmed whether Cerrone-Henderson will be for an interim lightweight title.

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[Pictured: Donald Cerrone]

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