MMA Preview – Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon at UFC on ESPN 37
DONALD CERRONE VS JOE LAUZON FACTS
When is UFC on ESPN 37? Sunday 19th June, 2022 - 12:00 start (UK)
Where is UFC on ESPN 37? Moody Center, Austin, Texas (US)
Where can I get tickets for UFC on ESPN 37? Click here for the latest ticket information for UFC events
What channel is UFC on ESPN 37 on? BT Sport 1
Where can I stream UFC ESPN 37? BT Sport subscribers can stream the fight online via the BT Sport website
For viewers in the United States, the event will be shown live on ESPN+ and you can sign up for access as part of a Disney Bundle here!
DONALD CERRONE VS JOE LAUZON LOWDOWN
Donald Cerrone’s (36-16(2)) activity has finally caught up with him without a win in his last six fights. It does not help the fact that he has fought absolute killers, and sadly the fan may be hanging up the cowboy hat after this fight. His last win was a unanimous decision over Al Iaquinta (2019) and has since got TKO’d by Tony Ferguson (2019), Justin Gaethje (2019) and Conor McGregor (2020) before losing a unanimous decision to Anthony Pettis (2020). He then fought to a draw with Niko Price (2020 – later overturned to a ‘no contest’) and is coming off arguably his worst loss – another first round knockout courtesy of Alex Morono (2021).
He takes on a fellow veteran well past his prime in Joe Lauzon (28-15). He has been duking it out with lightweight monsters for over 16 years, so his UFC record is an inevitably unflattering one of 15-12. He has not fought since October 2019 when he turned back the clock to knock out Jonathan Pearce in the first round which came after three straight losses – a majority decision to Stevie Ray (2017) and two TKO’s to Clay Guida (2017) and Chris Gruetzemacher.
DONALD CERRONE VS JOE LAUZON PREDICTION
This is odd matchmaking, but we are here for it and it has been moved to this card after food poisoning forced Cerrone off the UFC 274 card. Neither of them have anything to prove and with a combined, colossal 33 post-fight bonuses in the book (Cerrone 18, Lauzon 15) this will be a fun scrap.
They do not have the same pop in their strikes or the same tenacity on the mat, but we are safe in the knowledge they will hunt the finish. Throwing form out the window, Cerrone should take this all day. He is a much better striker and as a fellow Brazilian jiu-jitsu black belt, he can tangle with the submission wizard.
We expect the majority of this to remain on the feet where Cerrone’s class will shine through. Lauzon is still durable, but there is only so many kicks he will be able to absorb from Cerrone. His kickboxing and Muay Thai is still at a very high level and we expect him to get the knockout.
Prediction: Cerrone via KO/TKO - CLICK HERE FOR PARIMATCH'S WELCOME OFFER (BET £5, GET £30 IN BONUSES!)