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UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Gaethje Betting Preview

Posted by: Mike Davis
UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Gaethje Betting Preview, odds and fight picks

Vancouver, British Columbia is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, but things are likely to get ugly on September 14.  Accordingly, UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Gaethje has a loaded fight card.  Headlining the marquee is the lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje.  Gaethje has opened as a -190 UFC online betting favorite with Cerrone at +165.  By account, this is considered an even bout that could go either way.  Additionally, a light heavyweight bout between Glover Teixeira and Nikita Krylov is catching plenty of attention. The betting action promises to be heavy!

UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Gaethje

When: Saturday, September 14, 7 p.m. ET
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
TV: Check Listings
Stream: UFC Mobile
UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Gaethje Odds

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Fighter Odds Fighter Odds
Cerrone +160 Gaethje -185

Fight Card
First on the minds of MMA fans is the light heavyweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje. Glover Teixeira vs. Nikita Krylov is the light heavyweight headliner. Also, on the card is a heavyweight bout between Todd Duffee and Jeff Hughes. From the welterweight class is a matchup between Michel Pereira and Sergey Khandozhko. Antonio Carlos Junior will face Uriah Hall in middleweight action. Additionally, Misha Cirkunov will meet Jimmy Crute in light heavyweight action. From the middleweight, rank is a matchup of Marcin Tybura vs. Augusto Sakai.

Donald Cerrone

Donald Cerrone is 36 years old and is a native of Denver, Colorado that now resides in Edgewood, New Mexico. Now Cerrone is best known for posting the most wins in UFC history at 21. He also holds the record for the most finishes in UFC history with 15. He is currently ranked fourth in the UFC lightweight rankings.

Last time out for Cerrone was a disappointing technical knockout loss to Tony Ferguson on June 8, 2019. The bout was named Fight of the Night despite ending in the second round. Cerrone has been wildly inconsistent since January of 2017. Consider he has four wins and five losses in his nine bouts since then. Before his loss to Ferguson Cerrone posted three wins in a row. Cerrone last fought for a championship back in December of 2015. He lost the lightweight championship to Rafael dos Anjos by technical knockout in the first round.

Justin Gaethje

Hailing from his residence of Avada, Colorado is Justin Gaethje. The 30-year-old native of Safford, Arizona is one of the most aggressive fighters in the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Overall Gaethje is ranked fifth in the UFC lightweight rankings. Gaethje is coming off a couple of impressive first-round knockout wins. To show he defeated Edson Barboza on March 20, 2019, earning Fight of the Night honors. And on August 25, 2018, Gaethje knocked out James Vick to win Performance of the Night recognition.

UFC Fight Night Cerrone vs. Gaethje Betting Numbers

Record: Cerrone (36-11-0, 1 NC), Gaethje (20-2-0)
Last Fight: Cerrone is coming off a TKO loss to Tony Ferguson, Gaethje is coming off a knockout win over Edson Barboza
Country: Cerrone is from the USA, Gaethje is from the USA
Height: Cerrone 6’1”, Gaethje 5’11”
Weight: Cerrone 155 LB, Gaethje 155 LB
Reach: Cerrone 73 inches, Gaethje 71 inches
Leg Reach: Cerrone 50.5 inches, 40 inches
Win by KO/TKO: Cerrone 28%, Gaethje 85%
Win by Submission: Cerrone 47%, Gaethje 5%
Average Fight Time: Cerrone 9:34, Gaethje 8:39
Knockdown Average: Cerrone 0.9, Gaethje 0.69
Strikes Significant Landed per Minute: Cerrone 4.2, Gaethje 8.5
Significant Strikes: Cerrone 48%, Gaethje 54%
Significant Strikes Absorbed per Minute: Cerrone 4.06, Gaethje 10.23
Defense: Cerrone 54%, Gaethje 53%
Takedown Average: Cerrone 1.29, Gaethje 0
Takedown Accuracy: Cerrone 35%, Gaethje 0
Takedown Defense: Cerrone 72%, Gaethje 80%
Submission Average: Cerrone 1.41, Gaethje 0

Cerrone vs. Gaethje Betting Picks

In this situation, Gaethje should have the legal betting advantage with his aggressive style. Of great concern is the erratic recent record of Cerrone. As was previously noted Gaethje has impressive striking numbers.

UFC Fight Prediction: Justin Gaethje