Donald Cerrone got back on track Tuesday night by defeating veteran Jeremy Stephens at UFC on FUEL TV: Korean Zombie vs. Poirier.

“Cowboy” was able to bounce back from a loss to Nate Diaz last year that snapped his lengthy win streak.

Now, Cerrone is hoping to land a spot on the August UFC 150 card from Denver, Colorado, as he was born in nearby Colorado Springs, Colorado.

As for an opponent, Cerrone also has a person in mind: former WEC champion Anthony Pettis.

“That’d be a good match up. Stylistically, it woudl work out perfectly for me,” said Cerrone, during the post-fight press conference. “He’ll stand and want to fight, try to take me down, and then I’ll beat him up. We’ll keep fighting. It’d be a good fight, especially for Denver.”

Cerrone also mentioned wanting on the Denver card in the post-Octagon interview with Jon Anik. After fighting several times in 2011, “Cowboy” shouldn’t have much trouble preparing himself for another bout later this summer.

Pettis recently had surgery, but set a timetable of August for his return, leaving him likely available for Cerrone if the UFC decides to go in that direction.

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