source | sherdog.com
A loaded UFC 178 lineup could get even more interesting, as a bout between streaking lightweight Donald Cerrone and Bellator MMA 155-pound kingpin Eddie Alvarez has been targeted for the Sept. 27 event.
Sources close to the bout who spoke on the condition of anonymity because the matchup had not yet been finalized confirmed the news to Sherdog.com. The bout is contingent on the UFC acquiring Alvarez’s services from Bellator. Negotiations are ongoing because Alvarez currently remains under Bellator contract at the time of this writing.
UFC 178 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sept. 27 and is headlined by a light heavyweight title clash between Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier. The card also includes a key featherweight tilt pitting Conor McGregor against Dustin Poirier.