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06 Nov 2018 by Ewan Lavender

MMA Preview – Donald Cerrone vs Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 139

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AT A GLANCE

When is UFC Fight Night 139? Sunday 11th November, 2018 - 01:00 start (UK)

Where is UFC Fight Night 139? Pepsi Center, Denver, Colorado

What channel is UFC Fight Night 139 on? BT Sport 2

Where can I stream UFC Fight Night 139? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website

Are tickets still available for UFC Fight Night 139? http://uk.ufc.com/event-ticket-info?utm_source=ufc&utm_medium=tab&utm_campaign=tickets

THE STATISTICS

THE LOWDOWN

If Chan Sung Jung vs Yair Rodriguez wasn’t exciting enough, we have Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone and Mike ‘Platinum’ Perry gracing the co-main to light up the Pepsi Center in Denver. Despite the respect between these two, they cannot wait to get their hands on each other and put on a show.

This is the biggest fight of Perry’s career so far and Cerrone is an important name to have on his record en route to the top of the stacked welterweight division. Cerrone on the other hand, has only won one of his last five fights so even though he has little to prove at this stage of his career, he is desperate to put Perry away.

THE PREDICTION

Expect an intense and ferocious stand-up battle and considering their power, it can end at any time. Perry’s Boxing is brutal and he will look to pressure, close the distance, clinch and dirty box.

Cowboy will not be deterred by Perry’s weaponry because he is so confident in his own stand-up skills. He has everything but needs to keep the distance where he can deliver fight-ending combinations and approach this fight like he did with Rick Story and Mike Brown. Platinum needs to approach this like Darren Till did and walk Cerrone down and overwhelm him on the feet.

This will be a very close contest on the feet but Cerrone is in a different league when it comes to ground skills, and depending on how much he wants that win, he will finish the fight on the mat.

Winner: Cerrone via Submission

Striking and grappling stats sourced via FightMetric.

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