A couple of the best lightweights in the world are just about to scrap under a month off, and below are my thoughts with this brilliant matchup between two of their most exciting fighters on the UFC roster. Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone, UFC 238 A lightweight matchup involving Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone has […]
A couple of the best lightweights in the world are just about to scrap under a month off, and below are my thoughts with this brilliant matchup between two of their most exciting fighters on the UFC roster.
Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone, UFC 238 A lightweight matchup involving Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone has been added to UFC 238, which takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. ESPN first reported the matchup, which arrived together on short notice after Ferguson was recently cleared to fight again from the UFC, who wanted to beef up its upcoming PPV crd at Chicago.
Ferguson (24-3) is 14-1 overall from the UFC and is currently riding an impressive 11-fight win series, which is one of the greatest winning streaks of any busy UFC fighter. Ferguson is coming from a huge TKO win over Anthony Pettis in among 2018’s top struggles back at UFC 229, but has not fought in 2019 due to injuries and personal troubles. He had been recently cleared by doctors and from the UFC to return to the cage, and the game is much better off with him because he is an incredible fighter that constantly puts amazing fights for the fans. Ferguson was waiting a very long time for a title shot 155lbs but has not got one to this stage. But when he can go out there and beat Cerrone in impressive fashion, it would be impossible for the UFC matchmakers to pass giving him a title shot. With UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov probably fighting interim champ Dustin Poirier at September in UFC 242 to unify the belts, Ferguson could have a good argument to fight the winner of that bout.
Cerrone (36-11, 1 NC) is 23-8, 1 NC in the Octagon and is the winningest fighter in UFC history. Though he is 36 today, Cerrone is arguably fighting at the maximum clip of his career so far as he is coming from three consecutive upset wins over Mike Perry, Alex Hernandez and Al Iaquinta, the latter two coming from the lightweight division. Although the struggle with Iaquinta happened just last ditch, Cerrone took small harm in that fight and as soon as the opportunity to fight Ferguson on short note came up he had to accept it. We all know Cerrone is always eager to fight anybody, everywhere, so perhaps it is not surprising to see him struggle Ferguson within just a few weeks, even though it’s going to be a tough struggle as Ferguson is a stud.
This is a tremendous fight, and one which should very popular among sports bettors. Though Cerrone has looked great since moving to lightweight, he was the betting underdog in his last and I don’t see any reason why he would not be a puppy again to Ferguson, who is on such a long win streak. The oddsmakers agree with me, since they recently opened the chances for the fight, with Ferguson launching as a -245 favored with the comeback on Cerrone in +175. I personally believe the line should be somewhat tighter, but Ferguson deserves to be the betting favorite no matter.
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