Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-12-0) will fight Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje (20-2-0) in a lightweight contest in the main event on Saturday night at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia.
“The Cowboy” will be fighting for the fourth time in 2019. He comes into this fight on the back of a loss against Tony Ferguson in June, when the doctor stopped the fight at the end of Round 2 due to an eye injury. Prior to the Ferguson loss, he beat Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision barely a month earlier.
Cerrone will be looking to keep the fight in the open, where he will be trying to utilize his ability to launch kicking blitzes. The question is whether he possesses the footwork to overcome the pressure from Gaethje to dictate the fight as he wants.
Gaethje’s last fight was at the end of March when he beat Edson Barboza with a right hook KO midway through the opening round. “The Highlight” is a superb athlete who fights with ferocious punching power and pace that can easily overwhelm opponents.
Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje Betting Lines & Predictions
In terms of Cerrone vs Gaethje betting predictions, Justin Gaethje will look to apply the pressure relentlessly and effectively, which is likely to severely limit the ageing Cerrone’s chances of success.
Everything seems to point towards a Gaethje win here and he is the tip to prevail and edge himself ever closer to the top of the pile in the leading contenders in the lightweight division.
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