The black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and gaidojutsu Donald Cerrone entered this fight with a mma record of 36-12-0 (75% finishing rate) and he is ranked as the No.4 lightweight in the world (currently the #1 in this division is Khabib Nurmagomedov). ‘Cowboy’ has already fought three times in 2019 beating Alexander Hernandez (Donald Cerrone vs Alexander Hernandez) and Al Iaquinta (Al Iaquinta vs Donald Cerrone) but then he has lost to Tony Ferguson (Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone).
His opponent, the former Wsof Lw champion Justin Gaethje, has an official record of 20-2-0 (90% finishing rate) and he entered as the No.5 in the same weight class. He lost two consecutive bouts between 2017 and 2018, against Eddie Alvarez (Eddie Alvarez vs Justin Gaethje) and Dustin Poirier (4-stars fight, Dustin Poirier vs Justin Gaethje), but then he has won over James Vick (Justin Gaethje vs James Vick) and Edson Barboza (4-stars fight, Edson Barboza vs Justin Gaethje). Cowboy vs Gaethje is the main event of UFC Fight Night 158 (UFC on ESPN+ 16). Watch the video and rate this fight!
Event: UFC Fight Night 158: Cerrone vs. Gaethje
Where: Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada
Division: lightweight (155 lbs, 70 kg)
Cerrone’s previous fight: Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone
Gaethje’s previous fight: Edson Barboza vs Justin Gaethje
Cerrone vs Gaethje Fight Video:
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