Evan Dunham and Donald Cerrone like to put on exciting fights and this has “Fight Of The Night” written all over it! That’s also reflected in the odds for this match up, with the odds makers having both fighters at dead even.
Both Cerrone and Dunham have won 3 of their last 5 fights. Evan Dunham’s losses came at the hands of Rafael Dos Anjos and TJ Grant, whilst Cerrone’s losses came against Rafael Dos Anjos and Anthony Pettis. What we can determine from their losses is that both fighters have only lost to elite level competition.
With both fighters finding themselves in similar positions and looking to get back in the win column, this fight will most likely come down to who has the better technique, since both these guys are so tough and difficult to finish.
There’s no doubt that Donald Cerrone is the better striker in this fight. He’s also tough as nails and loves to scrap.
Evan Dunham fights at a relentless pace and always comes forward to put pressure on his opponents. This strategy should play right into the hands of Cerrone who has excellent cardio and the ability to pick apart opponents with his technical counter fighting skills.
It’s unlikely that Dunham will look to take Cerrone to the ground, as Cerrone is so dangerous with submissions. This fight will likely be settled by striking and Donald Cerrone is a much better striker than Evan Dunham.
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UFC 167 BETTING LINES – CERRONE v DUNHAM