ByAmy Kaplan, writer at
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Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone has a new opponent for UFC 205 in New York, and it's Kelvin Gastelum.

"Cowboy" was originally slated to face Robbie Lawler, but just two days after the bout was confirmed, Lawler dropped out.

According to Donald, Lawler told him he wanted a bit more time to recover from his recent knockout.

Cerrone is on a three fight win streak, including his most recent win at UFC 202, where he defeated Rick Story via second round TKO.

Gastelum was booked to fight Jorge Masvidal Nov. 5 at UFC Fight Night Mexico City, and according to, the UFC is looking for a replacement opponent for Masvidal.

Gastelum is coming off a win at UFC 200, where he defeated Johny Hendricks via decision.


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