A couple of the best lightweights in the world are just about to scrap less than a month off, and below are my ideas with this brilliant matchup between two of the most exciting fighters on the UFC roster.
Tony Ferguson vs. Donald Cerrone, UFC 238 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 very short notice after Ferguson was recently cleared to struggle again by the UFC, who wanted to beef up its own upcoming PPV crd at Chicago.
Ferguson (24-3) is 14-1 overall in the UFC and is now riding an impressive 11-fight win streak, which is one of the longest winning streaks of any busy UFC fighter. Ferguson is coming from a huge TKO win over Anthony Pettis in one of 2018’s top fights back at UFC 229, but has not fought yet in 2019 because of injuries and individual 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 as he’s an amazing fighter that constantly puts amazing fights for the lovers. Ferguson has been waiting a long time for a title shot 155lbs but hasn’t got you to this point. But when he can go out there and beat Cerrone in impressive style, it would be impossible for the UFC matchmakers to pass on giving him a title shot. With UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov probably fighting interim champ Dustin Poirier in September in UFC 242 to combine the straps, Ferguson would have a good debate to resist the winner of the bout.
Cerrone (36-11, 1 NC) is 23-8, 1 NC in the Octagon and is the winningest fighter in UFC history. Though he’s 36 today, Cerrone is arguably battling at the highest clip of his career to date 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. Though the struggle with Iaquinta happened only last wee, Cerrone took little damage in that fight and when the opportunity to battle Ferguson on brief note came up he had to take it. We all know Cerrone is always willing to fight anyone, everywhere, so perhaps it’s not surprising to see him fight Ferguson within just a few weeks, though it’s going to be a difficult struggle as Ferguson is a stud.
This is a tremendous fight, and one which should very popular among sports bettors. Although Cerrone has looked great since moving to lightweight, he was still the gambling underdog in his last and I don’t see any reason why he wouldn’t be a puppy again to Ferguson, who is on such a long win streak. The oddsmakers concur with me, as they recently opened the chances for the struggle, with Ferguson launching as a -245 favored with all the comeback on Cerrone at +175. I personally believe the line should be a bit tighter, but Ferguson deserves to be the betting favourite regardless.
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