A couple of the best lightweights in the world are about to scrap under a month off, and below are my ideas on this brilliant matchup between two of the most exciting fighters around the UFC roster.
UFC 238 vs. Donald Cerrone, tony Ferguson A lightweight matchup involving Tony Ferguson and Donald Cerrone was added to UFC 238, which takes place June 8 at United Center in Chicago, Illinois. ESPN first reported the matchup, which came together on short notice after Ferguson was recently cleared to struggle again from the UFC, who wanted to beef up its upcoming PPV crd in Chicago.
Ferguson (24-3) is 14-1 overall from the UFC and is currently riding an impressive 11-fight win series, which is among the longest winning streaks of almost any active UFC fighter. Ferguson is coming off of a massive TKO win over Anthony Pettis in among 2018’s top fights back at UFC 229, but has not fought in 2019 due to accidents and individual troubles. He had been recently cleared by physicians and by the UFC to return to the cage, and the game is much better off with him because he’s an incredible fighter that constantly puts amazing fights for its fans. Ferguson was waiting a very long time to get a title shot 155lbs but hasn’t got one to this stage. However, when he could go out there and beat Cerrone in impressive fashion, it would not be possible for the UFC matchmakers to pass on giving him a title shot. With UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov likely fighting interim champ Dustin Poirier in September at UFC 242 to unify the belts, Ferguson would have a fantastic argument to resist the winner of the bout.
Cerrone (36-11, 1 NC) is 23-8, 1 NC from the Octagon and is the winningest fighter in UFC history. Though he is 36 today, Cerrone is arguably battling at the highest clip of his career to date as he is coming from three straight upset wins over Mike Perry, Alex Hernandez and Al Iaquinta, the latter two coming in the lightweight division. Though the fight with Iaquinta happened only last wee, Cerrone took small harm in that struggle and when the chance to battle Ferguson on brief notice came up he needed to accept it. We all know Cerrone is always eager to fight anyone, everywhere, so maybe it’s not surprising to see him fight Ferguson within just a few weeks, though it’s likely to be a tough struggle as Ferguson is a stud.
This is a huge fight, and one that should very popular amongst sports bettors. Though Cerrone has seemed great since moving down to lightweight, he was still the betting underdog in his past and I really don’t see any reason why he would not be a dog again to Ferguson, who is on such a lengthy win streak. The oddsmakers agree with me, since they recently opened the odds for the struggle, with Ferguson opening as a -245 favored with all the comeback on Cerrone at +175. Personally, I believe the line needs to be a bit tighter, but Ferguson deserves to be the betting favourite no matter.
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