DONALD CERRONE VS. AL IAQUINTA HEADLINES UFC OTTAWA

The UFC’s most recent excursion to The Great White North finally has its own primary event. UFC Fight Night 150 occurs Saturday, May 4 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, and my first reactions to the headliner are under. Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta, UFC Fight Night 150 Lightweight contenders Donald Cerrone and Al Iaquinta will meet from the five-round main event of UFC Fight Night 150, according to a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. The UFC has not made this fight official yet, but Helwani reports that verbal agreements have been set up an the contracts are just waiting to be signed. We’ve been waiting for a few months now to find out what the main event of UFC Ottawa would be. At first, it was rumored to be a middleweight bout between Elias Theodorou and Derek Brunson which was widely panned by both fans and press as a mediocre main event. Instead, it seems that bout are the co-main event, for this fan-friendly fight between Cerrone and Iaquinta headlining instead. Both Cerrone and Iaquinta had been calling for a superfight against Conor McGregor, but with McGregor lately running into some legal troubles and still not ready to return to the Octagon, the UFC chose to move on and book Cerrone and Iaquinta against one another instead. It is a wonderful fight on paper involving two of the very best lightweights in the world, along with the fans in Ottawa have to be quite happy right now about this being the main event of the Fight Night card. Cerrone (35-11, 1 NC) is 22-8 complete in the UFC with experience fighting at both lightweight and welterweight. He is now riding a two-fight win streak which includes back-to-back finishes over Mike Perry at 170lbs and Alexander Hernandez in 155lbs in his past two outings. After going to a three-fight losing skid in 2017, Cerrone has rebounded strong in 2018 and 2019 with a 3-1 record ever since that time. He’s one of the most complete fighters in the UFC lightweight branch and despite being 35-years-old looks like he is maybe the best version of himself he has ever been. Iaquinta (14-4-1) is 9-3-1 in the UFC and is coming off of a huge upset decision win over Kevin Lee in his final struggle. He has actually won six of the last seven fights complete with his lone loss during that stretch coming to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov. That win streak also includes a decision win over Jorge Masvidal which appears even better now that Masvidal just knocked out Darren Until at UFC London. At age 31, Iaquinta is at the prime of his career right now. It will be interesting to see what the opening line is for this bout, however if I had to guess I’d say Iaquinta would be marginally favored. Cerrone, despite having an wonderful album within the UFC, was the underdog from Perry and Hernandez and typically doesn’t get as much respect as he deserves. Iaquinta was the dog against Lee as well, but generally is your preferred in his struggles. So I would guess it will be a close opening line with a little lean to the younger Iaquinta. Either way, this is going to be a tremendous bout and kudos to the UFC for receiving it reserved. Disclaimer: This page contains affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated should you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks.

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DONALD CERRONE VS. AL IAQUINTA HEADLINES UFC OTTAWA

The UFC’s latest trip to The Great White North finally has its own primary event. UFC Fight Night 150 occurs Saturday, May 4 in Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada, along with my first reactions to the headliner are under. Donald Cerrone vs. Al Iaquinta, UFC Fight Night 150 Lightweight contenders Donald Cerrone and Al Iaquinta will meet in the five-round main event of UFC Fight Night 150, according to a report from ESPN’s Brett Okamoto. The UFC has not made this struggle official yet, but Helwani reports that verbal agreements have been in place an the contracts are just waiting to be signed. We’ve been waiting for a few months now to see what the main event of UFC Ottawa would be. At first, it had been supposed to be a middleweight bout between Elias Theodorou and Derek Brunson that was widely panned by both fans and press as a mediocre main event. Instead, it appears that bout will be the co-main occasion, with this fan-friendly fight between Cerrone and Iaquinta headlining instead. The two Cerrone and Iaquinta had been calling for a superfight against Conor McGregor, but with McGregor recently running into some legal issues and still not ready to go back to the Octagon, the UFC chose to proceed and reserve Cerrone and Iaquinta against one another rather than It’s a wonderful battle on paper involving two of the top lightweights in the world, and the lovers in Ottawa have to be quite happy right now about this being the principal event of the Fight Night . Cerrone (35-11, 1 NC) is 22-8 complete from the UFC with expertise combating both lightweight and welterweight. He is now riding a two-fight win streak that includes back-to-back finishes over Mike Perry in 170lbs and Alexander Hernandez at 155lbs in his last two outings. After going to a three-fight losing skid in 2017, Cerrone has rebounded strong in 2018 and 2019 with a 3-1 record ever since that time. He’s among the most complete fighters in the UFC lightweight branch and despite being 35-years-old looks like he’s possibly the best version of himself he’s ever been. Iaquinta (14-4-1) is 9-3-1 from the UFC and is coming off of a huge mad decision win over Kevin Lee in his last fight. He has actually won six of his last seven fights overall with his lone loss during that stretch coming into UFC lightweight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov. That win streak also includes a decision win over Jorge Masvidal that appears even better now that Masvidal just knocked out Darren Until at UFC London. At age 31, Iaquinta is at the prime of his career at this time. It will be interesting to find out exactly what the opening line is for this bout, however when I had to guess I’d say Iaquinta could be marginally preferred. Cerrone, despite having an amazing album within the UFC, was the underdog from Perry and Hernandez and generally doesn’t get as much respect because he deserves. Iaquinta was the puppy against Lee too, but generally is your preferred in his fights. So I would guess it’s going to be a close starting line with a slight lean to the younger Iaquinta. Either way, this will be a huge bout and kudos to the UFC for receiving it booked. Disclaimer: This page includes affiliate links and MMA Odds Breaker is going to be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on the hyperlinks.

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