As World Extreme Cagefighting lightweight champion
The fight was confirmed to MMAWeekly.com by sources close to the fight on Tuesday.
After losing the lightweight title to Varner in February, McCullough returned to action in June for a bout with
McCullough pulled off a split decision victory in a largely unexciting fight, but the former champ did enough to get back to his winning ways.
Now, he will step right back into deep waters as he faces
Cerrone has long been considered one of the best up and coming lightweights in the WEC, combining a well rounded style that has him currently sporting a perfect record in his mixed martial arts career.
The bout between Cerrone and McCullough will serve as a main card bout supporting the current main event between middleweight champion
More fights are expected to be announced in the coming weeks from the WEC.