Donald Cerrone v Mike Perry Betting Tips & Predictions
An interesting MMA match up we’ll be looking at will be Donald Cerrone v Mike Perry betting tips and odds. UFC Fight Night 139 comes from the Pepsi Center in Denver where an intriguing card will be headlined by Chan Sung Jung and Yair Rodriguez on November 10, played out live in front of the BT Sport cameras for UK fans. The main event is a rescheduled one with Rodriguez replacing Frankie Edgar who was forced to pull-out with a bicep injury.
The night was put at risk by that withdrawal, but president Dana White eased the suffering of fans by announcing Rodriguez had been forgiven, welcomed back into the fold and offered a chance to go and make a name for himself as a late replacement. It’s a big ask, and bookmakers are dead against it, but this is the fight game and stranger things have happened, much stranger.
With the show back on the road the Main Card is made up of Chan Sung Jung v Yair Rodriguez at featherweight, Donald Cerrone v Mike Perry from the welterweight division – acting as the chief support – Raquel Pennington vs Germaine de Randamie bantamweight, Joseph Benavidez v Ray Borg flyweight, Maycee Barber v Hannah Cifers strawweight and Mike Trizano v Luis Pena lightweight. There’s also an active Preliminary Card.
Bet on the Live Action
All bouts can be viewed live on TV and to celebrate the evening’s action, bookmakers have set-up betting on the biggest contests, allowing you to have a financial interest on the outcome. The UFC card will be entertaining, to say the least, but it’ll be far more interesting if you have a punt on the winners.
Have your say on who will prevail in each contest, clubbing the favourites together in an accumulator, or pick a few underdogs and back each as a super single. If you know your stuff and prefer to shoot for the bigger prizes, there’s an abundance of betting markets available with chunkier prices attached. The risks are greater, but so too are the rewards.
The method of victory market, for example, allows you to predict who will win each fight and how they will do it – on points, by submission or knockout. As you can imagine, calling that right is no mean feat but if you do your homework, study the form and get a bit of luck on the night there’s no reason why you can’t deliver a body blow to the bookies.
Chief Support Can Steal the Limelight
In our preview of the night we’re going to concentrate on the chief support – Donald Cerrone v Mike Perry from the welterweight division. It’ll be a memorable meeting and with the main event swapped around, this bout has the potential to steal the limelight, allowing the winner to make headlines and drive themselves towards bigger fights and life-changing cheques.
35-year-old Donald Cerrone comes at us from the famous fighting city of Albuquerque in New Mexico. The 6ft 1inch Cowboy has campaigned in both the lightweight and welterweight categories and is an experienced kickboxer and mixed martial artist, having also tried his hand at professional boxing, losing to Geoffrey Spuiell in Denver back in 2003 courtesy of a second round TKO. No surprise he hasn’t ventured back into the squared-circle since.
Cerrone has had plenty more success in the octagon and his MMA record proves he’s a man not to be taken lightly, having won 33 of his 45 outings. Sixteen of those came by way of submission, nine by knockout and eight on the scorecards. Impressive, and that experience counts for something, but the fact he has already lost 11 times shouldn’t be taken lightly, especially with four KO losses on his card, as well as that one in the boxing ring. It may be worth having a look at the betting on this one not going the distance. That will see you receive a payout regardless of who wins, as long as we don’t hear the final bell.
2018 Has Been a Mixed Bag for Cowboy
It has already been a busy year for Cerrone and he started with an eye-catching knockout win over Yancy Mederiros back in February on UFC Fight Night 126. He had less luck next time out when dropping a unanimous decision to Leon Edwards on UFC Fight Night 132 just four months later.
That defeat led to Cowboy leaving his long-term training camp, but he didn’t go out with a whimper, taking to the media to blast his team for all to hear, especially striking-coach Brandon Gibson. Fans will now be interested to see just how Donald performs under the guidance of his new camp. Changes are expected, but it’s unlikely he’ll stray too far from the style that has seen him hold his own in the UFC throughout his career.
Cerrone boasts some strong wins but he has lacked the consistency to really push himself onto the big nights and big fights. It’s still an option to him at this stage of his career, but he must get a move on, starting with victory over Perry. Bookmakers expect him to come up short again and have Perry as favourite to win the bout. Cerrone backers will be delighted to find their man available at 2/1 (Bet365) for the upset.
That’s worth paying close attention to as there’s a good deal of value involved. Most of the competition have been far less bold, some giving Donald the respect he deserves and offering as tight as 7/4. That seems to be closer to the mark, so we wouldn’t put anyone off backing the outsider at 2/1 and watching the bout safe in the knowledge that, whatever happens, they have the value.
Platinum Perry Brings KO Power
American Mike Perry has also campaigned at both lightweight and welterweight during his career and, interestingly, he has also made a failed bid at success in the boxing ring. The 27-year-old from Orlando, Florida ducked between the ropes to face Kenneth McNeil back in 2015 but didn’t get the result he was hoping for, stopped in the fourth and final round of the bout at the Pensacola Bay Center.
His MMA record holds much more weight and the 5ft 10inch orthodox will arrive on fight night from the Jackson-Wink MMA Academy – who his opponent slaughtered in that incredible rant – with a record of 12 wins from 15 contests. He has won no less than 11 of those by knockout with the spare a points decision.
Those looking for reasons to get more excited about this match will be interested to know each of Perry’s defeats have come on points. He’s a hard-working fighter who has proven his chin and he’ll aim to come through Cerrone’s heavy-handed attacks and get off big shots of his own while both former professional boxers are on their feet.
Could this develop into a stand-up battle? Neutral fans will certainly hope so, but Perry would be advised not to pin his hopes on it until he gets a feel for how his opponent will set-up after the camp change. Backing Platinum for a knockout win is sure to be popular, given the fight expected and his run of early nights. Mike Perry is no better than the 10/21 you’ll find at Ladbrokes for the win. One for your accumulators.
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