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Opening Odds for Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone – Cowboy Listed as Underdog

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Tony Ferguson is the odds-on favorite for his bout against Donald Cerrone. Photo by @UFCForAll (Twitter)
  • Donald Cerrone is on a three-fight winning streak
  • Tony Ferguson last fought back at UFC 229
  • Who is the better bet to win at UFC 238?

The UFC has really stacked UFC 238, which is set to go down on June 8th in Chicago. Headlining the card is a bantamweight title fight between flyweight champion Henry Cejudo and top contender Marlon Moraes. Valentina Shevchenko is looking to defend her flyweight title against Jessica Eye in the co-main event.

However, the most intriguing match of all may be between Donald Cerrone and Tony Ferguson. Fans are calling it the “people’s main event”, and it’s a fight that promises to deliver.

Opening odds have been released and they have Ferguson as the favorite over Cerrone.

UFC 238: Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone Odds

Fighter  Odds
Tony Ferguson -200
Donald Cerrone +160

*Odds taken 05/13/19

Who’s the Best Bet?

This is a really intriguing fight to me, with “Cowboy” having looked very impressive in his last two lightweight fights against Alexander Hernandez and Al Iaquinta. Ferguson, meanwhile, is riding an 11-fight winning streak dating back to UFC 166 in 2013. However, Ferguson has been sidelined due to mental health problems but has been cleared to fight again.

Ferguson is riding an 11-fight winning streak dating back to UFC 166 in 2013.

In this fight, I believe it will be a standing affair as both their Jiu-Jitsu games negate each other. On the feet, we have seen both fighters been rocked before, as Ferguson was almost finished to Anthony Pettis at UFC 229. Meanwhile, both their cardio is absolutely insane as neither will get tired.For Cerrone to have a shot to win he needs to be the “Cowboy” who shows up to the Octagon wanting to fight and starts fast. If he isn’t, Ferguson will have his way with him. If he shows up the best Cerrone, this fight will be much closer than the odds say, but I do believe Ferguson gets it done.

Will the Lines Move?

I truly believe the lines should be much closer than they are. Therefore, I think it would be smart for bettors to place a few bucks on “Cowboy” as I believe he could very well be the live ‘dog in this one. Cerrone has upset people time and time again, and his style is the perfect style to end Ferguson’s winning streak.

No matter what, Chicago residents and UFC fans are in for a good fight on June 8th in what could very well decide who gets the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov vs Dustin Poirier later this year.

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