It has been some time.
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has been one of many UFC’s most regular fighters since arriving with the corporate in 2011.
He gained 12 of 13 fights in a busy stretch from 2013 and 2016. In all, he has a 36-15 document and has confronted a number of the firm’s largest names, together with Connor McGregor, Jorge Masvidal and Justin Gaethje. However his current historical past has been relatively troubling. Cerrone has misplaced 4 straight fights and two of these within the first spherical.
His final win was two years in the past in Might 2019.
So it has been some time.
However Cerrone will get one other likelihood on Saturday, in a short-notice matchup with Alex Morono, who was added as a alternative for final week.
One other change to the cardboard was made following the announcement of Nate Diaz’s undisclosed damage, which is able to transfer his combat with to UFC subsequent month.
So UFC Struggle Evening: Rodriguez vs. Waterson, will look somewhat completely different than it was authentic meant when the published airs on Saturday. However with Cerrone’s match on the principle card and ladies’s flyweights Marina Rodriguez and Michelle Waterson combating within the Primary Occasion, there nonetheless guarantees to be loads of motion.
We’ll check out the fights – together with one that includes Philadelphia native Kyle Daukaus (pictured, lead picture) – together with all the percentages on the greatest PA sportsbooks to get you prepared for Saturday’s UFC bouts.
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The primary occasion incorporates a pair of gifted feminine flyweights
Saturday’s combat card begins with preliminary bouts at 5 p.m. and will likely be broadcast from the Apex Facility in Las Vegas. The early motion will likely be televised on ESPN+ with the principle card on ESPN.
Within the Primary Occasion, Brazilian flyweight Marina Rodriguez (13-1-2) will face American Michelle Waterson (18-8). As famous in a UFC preview, Rodriguez final fought in January, defeating Amanda Ribas by way of second-round knockout. Waterson’s most up-to-date combat was a break up choice win over Angela Hill in Sepetember.
On Saturday, FOX Guess has Rodriguez at -213 on the moneyline, whereas Waterson is +150. Wagers may also be made on spherical betting, methodology of victory, and whether or not or not the combat will go the gap.
FOX Guess additionally has some boosted wagers for the ultimate combat. Rodriguez is +333 (from +310) to win in Rounds 1-5 and Waterson is +650 (from +600) for that very same wager.
Philadelphia’s Kyle Daukaus will enter the octagon Saturday
In one of many earlier bouts, Philadelphia’s Kyle Daukaus faces Phil Hawes in a middleweight matchup. Daukaus misplaced his UFC debut final June, however rebounded with a win over Dustin Stoltzfus in November. FOX Guess has Daukaus at -143 on the moneyline. Hawes, who has gained his final two fights, is listed at +105.
And FOX Guess has boosted Daukaus to win in Rounds 1-3 to +180, whereas the quantity for Hawes is +230. Spherical betting and odds for whether or not or not the combat will go the gap are additionally posted for this bout.
The remainder of Saturday’s fights and their moneyline odds at FOX Guess are as follows:
- Neil Magny (+170) vs. Geoff Neal (-200)
- Maurice Greene (+162) vs. Marcos Rogerio de Lima (-188)
- Diego Ferreira (+162) vs. Gregor Gillespie (-188)
- Angela Hill (+150) vs. Amanda Ribas (-175)
- Ben Rothwell (-118) vs. Philipe Lins (-118)
- Ludovit Klein (-250) vs. Michael Trizano (+180)
- Ryan Benoit (-167) vs. Zarrukh Adashev (+120)
- Jun Yong Park (+125) vs. Tafon Nchukwi (-175)
- Christian Aguilera (-110) vs. Carlston Harris (-150)
DraftKings providing every day fantasy contests for UFC Struggle Evening
Day by day fantasy gamers can even have entry factors for UFC Struggle Evening: Rodriguez vs. Waterson, with a featured Throwdown contest at DraftKings providing a $100,000 payout to first place. FanDuel ought to have some choices posted quickly as properly.
All of it begins at 5 p.m. Saturday.
Possibly this card would be the one the place Cowboy finds his subsequent win. And he certain may use one.
It has been some time.
Lead picture credit score: AP Photograph/Matt Slocum
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