Two of the best lightweights in the world are about to scrap less than a month away, and below are my ideas on this brilliant matchup between two of their most exciting fighters on the UFC roster.
UFC 238 vs. Donald Cerrone, tony Ferguson A lightweight matchup between 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 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 now riding an impressive 11-fight win series, which is among the greatest winning streaks of any active UFC fighter. Ferguson is coming from a massive TKO win over Anthony Pettis in one of 2018’s top fights back at UFC 229, but hasn’t fought yet in 2019 because of injuries and individual troubles. He was recently cleared by physicians and from the UFC to come back to the cage, and the sport is much better off with him as he is an incredible fighter that constantly puts amazing fights for the fans. Ferguson has been waiting a long time for a title shot 155lbs but has not got you to this point. However, when he can go out there and conquer Cerrone in remarkable style, it would not be possible for the UFC matchmakers to pass giving him a title shot. With UFC lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov probably fighting interim champ Dustin Poirier in September in UFC 242 to combine the straps, Ferguson would have a fantastic debate to fight the winner of that bout.
Cerrone (36-11, 1 NC) is 23-8, 1 NC from the Octagon and is the winningest fighter in UFC history. Though he’s 36 now, Cerrone is arguably battling at the maximum clip of his career so far as he is coming off of three consecutive upset wins over Mike Perry, Alex Hernandez and Al Iaquinta, the latter two coming from the lightweight division. Though the fight with Iaquinta happened only last wee, Cerrone took little harm in that struggle and as soon as the chance to battle Ferguson on brief notice came up he needed to take it. Most of us know Cerrone is always willing to fight anybody, everywhere, so maybe it is not surprising to see him struggle Ferguson in just a few weeks, even though it’s going to be a difficult fight as Ferguson is a stud.
This is a tremendous fight, and one that should very popular among sports bettors. Though Cerrone has looked great since moving down to lightweight, he was the gambling underdog in his past and I really don’t see any reason why he would not be a puppy back to Ferguson, who is on such a lengthy win streak. The oddsmakers concur with me, since they recently opened the odds for the struggle, with Ferguson launching as a -245 favorite with all the comeback on Cerrone in +175. I personally believe the line should be somewhat tighter, but Ferguson deserves to be the betting favourite no matter.
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