Donald Cerrone – Joe Lauzon. Forecast and announcement for the fight


UFC on ESPN 37 co-main event

The fight will take place on June 19 in Austin (Texas, USA) at the Moody Center arena and will become a co-main event of the UFC on ESPN 37 tournament. The estimated start of the fight is 04:00 Kyiv time. The fight will be broadcast live on Setanta Sports.

At lightweight, an interesting battle is expected between two veterans Donald Cerrone (36-16, 2 NC) and Joe Lauzon (28-15), who together have 33 UFC post-match bonuses. Their fight was supposed to take place on May 8 at UFC 274, the fighters even weighed in, but on the day of the fight, their meeting in the octagon was canceled due to Cerrone’s illness.

Cerrone last won more than three years ago, in the last six fights he suffered five defeats, and one fight was declared invalid after the initial draw. Cerrone will return after being knocked out in the first round by Alex Morono last May.

Lauzon had a series of three defeats, but in his last fight he interrupted it by knocking out Jonathan Pierce in a minute and a half. True, that fight took place back in October 2019, and before that, Lauzon had not fought for 18 months.

Prediction for the fight

A battle of two veterans on the decline, each of whom has received a lot of damage to health during his long career. We believe that the fight will take place in the stance, where Cerrone has the best arsenal. And on the ground, “Cowboy” is unlikely to look much worse than his opponent.

In addition, a very long downtime is a big minus of Lauzon, much more active in recent years, Cerrone is still on the move, despite the failures. Despite the obvious “penetration” of the veterans, we predict the full distance with the final verdict of the judges in favor of Cerrone.

Cerrone win on points