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20 Jun 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Donald Cerrone vs Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 132? Saturday 23rd June, 2018 - 13:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 132? Singapore Indoor Stadium, Kallang, Singapore

What channel is UFC Fight Night 132 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 132? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 132? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

The legend Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone takes on the up-and-coming Leon ‘Rocky’ Edwards in Singapore for UFC Fight Night 132 which is a compelling match-up.

Cerrone has had a phenomenal career and is an all-time fan favourite as he doesn’t only have a sensational skill set but he comes to put on a show every time he fights. He is exciting, aggressive and loves nothing more than exchanging leather with the best fighters in the world.

Edwards is becoming one of the best welterweights in the world. He has flown under the radar of a stacked division and has put together an impressive five-fight winning streak. Like Cerrone, he is incredibly well-rounded and represents the best Britain has to offer right now.

THE PREDICTION

This fight will be fought at a very high pace with little room for error. Cowboy is a threat from anywhere as he is elite on the feet and on the ground. He is less interested in points and more interested in the chin of his opponent which he will hunt with aggressive combinations of punches and kicks thrown from a variety of angles.

As a true modern Mixed Martial Artist, Edwards is competent everywhere but if he struggles to match the ferociousness and velocity of strikes thrown from Cerrone, he may rely on his grappling. Rocky has proven he can close out tough fights by grinding them down with punishment. This may be his best route to victory – especially in the clinch – but if the fight goes to the ground, he has to be wary of Cowboy’s underrated Jiu-Jitsu.

The attitude of Cerrone is the only thing that could let him down. He has the skills to beat anyone in the division but if he doesn’t take Edwards seriously he will be in for a long night. The 26-year-old however, is as motivated and determined as ever and knows this is the biggest opportunity of his career.

Winner: Edwards via Decision

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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