Donald Cerrone asked to be on the UFC 150 card because it takes place near his hometown of Colorado Springs.

Well, “Cowboy” was given a position, and it’s a big one as he has signed to face Melvin Guillard in the co-main event.

UFC 150 takes place August 11 from Denver’s Pepsi Center. The lightweight championship will be defended in the main event, as Benson Henderson faces Frankie Edgar.

Cerrone (18-4) has had a near flawless UFC career, winning five of six fights. His lone loss came to Nate Diaz last year.

Guillard (47-11-3) rebounded to defeat Fabricio Camoes in his most recent Octagon appearance. He is 11-6 with the UFC.

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