Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone Prediction & Betting Odds - UFC 238 Betting Preview
June 06, 2019
Tony “El Cucuy” Ferguson (24-3-0) takes on Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-11-0) in a Lightweight bout at UFC 238 on Saturday night at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois.
This is potentially a very dangerous ‘banana skin’ fight for Tony Ferguson, who must believe that he warrants a title shot. Defeat to Donald Cerrone here could scupper those plans. Cerrone only took this fight on at short notice, although being someone who loves to fight, he didn’t need much persuading!
Ferguson, the former UFC interim lightweight champion, is currently on an 11-fight winning streak, with his last victory coming against Anthony Pettis with a corner stoppage (broken right hand) at the end of Round 2 back in October 2018.
Ferguson’s lack of action lately is in part down to having been hit with a restraining order by his wife, Cristina, a couple of months back, in which she claimed her husband had been “acting violent, paranoid and delusional for the past several months.” He has been receiving support for the issue in recent months though.
El Cucuy’s last loss was to Michael Johnson by unanimous decision way back in May 2012.
After having had a few poor UFC results in which he lost four of five fights, Donald Cerrone is currently on a three-fight winning streak, with his last win coming by unanimous decision over Al Iaquinta a month ago.
Wife of UFC’s Tony Ferguson files restraining order following multiple bizarre incidents https://t.co/vqE7fid3Yi— Bloody Elbow (@BloodyElbow) March 14, 2019
Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone Betting Lines & Pick
This is not an easy fight for making UFC 238 predictions, with both fighters having strong claims going into the bout.
Tony Ferguson has by far the greater volume when it comes to head jabs and power strikes and fights with relentless pace and pressure, but Cerrone has a clear advantage when it comes to knockdowns and is renowned for his devastating head kicks.
Ferguson is the slight UFC 238 betting favourite going into this fight at odds -150 with Sports Interaction and we’ll take him as the tip to justify that line.
The best UFC betting line on Donald Cerrone is +130 with Betway Sports.
UFC Pick: Fight Result – Tony Ferguson to Win @ -150 (Sports Interaction)