MMA Preview – Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone at UFC 238

THE FACTS

When is UFC 238? Sunday 9th June, 2019 – 01:00 (UK)

Where is UFC 238? United Center, Chicago, Illinois

What channel is UFC 238? BT Sport 1

Where can I stream UFC 238? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT website

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Are tickets still available for UFC 238? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

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THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

Two fan-favourites – one currently on the longest winning streak in lightweight history and the other with the most wins in UFC history – do battle in a fight worthy of headlining any card.

It’s great to see ‘El Cucuy’ back in action after that horrific and freak knee injury deprived him of his title fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. He is one of the most exciting fighters in the UFC and won 11 fights in a row whilst picking up eight performance bonuses as well as an interim title.

Barely recovered from that injury, Ferguson returned after a year out and quickly picked up where he left off by putting on a show with Anthony Pettis and winning a bloody war. Hopefully, he is physically as well as mentally fit as the UFC have set up a mouth-watering fixture.

It’s hard not to respect ‘Cowboy’ who treats the fans to his incredible skill set as often as he can. He is on a good run at the moment after submitting Mike Perry and then dropping back down to lightweight to knock out top prospect Alexander Hernandez and outclassing and outpointing the #4 ranked Al Iaquinta in a five-rounder.

THE PREDICTION

Something very special needs to happen on the card to prevent this from being the ‘Fight of the Night’. Their styles create a dream of a match-up as they are not only electrifying in every area skill-wise but also incredibly aggressive so we are guaranteed action of the highest level.

Expect violent exchanges, technical combinations, wild scrambles and elite-level grappling. This fight should have it all. They are both prolific finishers with complete striking and submission games but they are so tough and skilled that they are likely to avoid getting finished.

So, over five rounds it may boil down to who takes the least amount of damage and who has the better endurance and when it comes down to endurance, nobody outlasts ‘El Cucuy’.

Winner: Ferguson via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric