UFC Fight Night – June 18th, 2022


UFC 274: Donald Ceronne (-144) Vs Joe Lauzon $$

This is a matchup that was originally scheduled for UFC 274. Donald Cerrone had some bad tacos the night before that card and could not make the fight. The line for this fight has dropped from the (-180) range previously down to the current line that I took this morning. The following is the breakdown that I posted previously.

Old school fight fans should appreciate this matchup between two veterans of the UFC. It is an unusual fight in the sense that it has no significance in the rankings as both fighters are well past their primes.

This is a farewell fight for a legend of the sport, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone. As for Joe Lauzon, he is essentially coming out of retirement as a sacrifice to send Cerrone into retirement with his hand raised. It is safe to assume that Dana White handpicked this opponent knowing it should result in a victory for Cerrone. Cowboy hasn’t had a victory in the octagon in three full years putting up 5 losses and a no-contest during that span. He faced several tough opponents during that stretch but his age is now getting the best of him at 39.

Joe Lauzon is also a veteran of the UFC but his career has not been as relevant or entertaining as Cerrone’s. He was never really more than an average opponent in the Lightweight division and hasn’t had a quality victory in nearly six years when he took care of Diego Sanchez. In fact, it has been a full two and a half years since Joe has even seen the inside of the octagon. I’d be quite surprised if he has actually gotten better.

UFC 274 will be Donald Cerrone’s last fight and he should get an easy victory.


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