Donald Cerrone is favored against Joe Lauzon at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett on Saturday, June 18 in Austin, Texas. This event is one of six fights on the main ESPN/ ESPN+ card. Cerrone is 36-16 in his career, while Lauzon is 28-15 in his career. There are a total of 14 fights with six on ESPN/ESPN+ and eight on ESPN2/ESPN+ at UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett. Let’s look at the bout between Cerrone and Lauzon and UFC predictions.
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett takes place at Moody Center in Austin, Texas on Saturday, June 18 with 14 fights with six on ESPN/ESPN+ and eight on ESPN2/ESPN+.
UFC Fight Night: Kattar vs. Emmett Betting
Donald Cerrone (36-16, 23-13 UFC)
Cerrone came into the UFC with a record of 13-3 and he has 23 wins and 13 losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has one win and five losses. He defeated Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision; while losing to Tony Ferguson by TKO, Justin Gaethje by TKO, Conor McGregor by TKO, Anthony Pettis by unanimous decision, and Alex Morono by TKO. Cerrone has been a pro since 2006 and he has 10 wins by TKO/KO and 17 by submission. He has 15 first round finishes.
Joe Lauzon (28-15, 15-12 UFC)
Lauzon came into the UFC with a record of 13-3 and he has 15 wins and 12 losses in the UFC. In his last six fights, he has two wins and four losses. He defeated Marcin Held by split decision and Jonathan Pearce by TKO; while losing to Jim Miller by split decision, Stevie Ray by majority decision, Clay Guida by TKO, and Chris Gruetzemacher by TKO. Lauzon has been a pro since 2004 and he has nine wins by TKO/KO and 17 by submission. He has 18 first round finishes.
Lauzon said this to bjpenn.com about his upcoming fight against Cerrone, “I’m glad it’s in front of fans and before it was on pay-per-view and now it’s on a Fight Night so it’s easier for people to watch it. I’m excited about it, I’m glad the fight is actually happening now, I’m glad it’s not so far out, it’s better than doing it in August, that would’ve been crappy if they made us the main event in Boston in August or something. Nothing really changes too much, there were some things that we were working on towards the end of camp that we maybe I wasn’t doing as well as we would’ve liked so we threw it away,” Lauzon said. “Now we have more time so I’m sure we will add in some of those things but nothing changes too much, it’s overall the same game plan… I don’t think I can start slow if I wanted to, I think we are going to get after him, he starts slow and I start fast. Just get after him, that’s not so much a game plan but rather what will just happen.”
Strikes landed per minute: Cerrone 4.43 / Lauzon 2.84
Striking Accuracy: Cerrone 46% / Lauzon 39%
Strikes absorbed per minute: Cerrone 4.49 / Lauzon 5.39
Defense: Cerrone 53% / Lauzon 54%
Takedown average: Cerrone 1.18 / Lauzon 2.39
Takedown Accuracy: Cerrone 33% / Lauzon 45%
Takedowns defended: Cerrone 74% / Lauzon 54%
Submission average: Cerrone 1.2 / Lauzon 2.0
What in the world is the UFC doing putting Cerrone against Lauzon as a co-main event? These two were good in their prime, but both are now well over the hill. Cerrone hasn’t won a fight in over three years and should be in retirement, while Lauzon has not fought at all in almost three years. I know Cerrone hasn’t won in seemingly forever, but at least he has been fighting. Lauzon hasn’t been in action in way too long to suddenly come back and fight someone like Cerrone. I give Cerrone the edge, especially in conditioning. I’ll lay the small price and take Cerrone to get the win and also hedge a little bit and take the rounds to go under, as if Lauzon someone does win, the fight shouldn’t last long.
|DATE ||FIGHTERS ||MONEY LINE |
|6/18 ||Josh Emmett ||+197 |
|Calvin Kattar ||-255 |
|6/18 ||Joe Lauzon ||+131 |
|Donald Cerrone ||-165 |
|6/18 ||Tim Means ||+186 |
|Kevin Holland ||-240 |
|6/18 ||Joaquin Buckley ||+168 |
|Albert Duraev ||-215 |
|6/18 ||Guram Kutateladze ||+131 |
|Damir Ismagulov ||-165 |
|6/18 ||Julian Marquez ||+161 |
|Gregory Rodrigues ||-205 |
|6/18 ||Roman Dolidze ||+190 |
|Kyle Daukaus ||-245 |
|6/18 ||Deron Winn ||+204 |
|Phil Hawes ||-265 |
|6/18 ||Natalia Silva ||+204 |
|Jasmine Jasudavicius ||-265 |
|6/18 ||Court McGee ||-125 |
|Jeremiah Wells ||-105 |
|6/18 ||Tony Kelley ||+254 |
|Adrian Yanez ||-340 |
|6/18 ||Danny Chavez ||+244 |
|Ricardo Ramos ||-325 |
|6/18 ||Maria Oliveira ||+204 |
|Gloria De Paula ||-265 |
|6/18 ||Eddie Wineland ||+357 |
|Cody Stamann ||-510 |
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