Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Alex Morono clash at the upcoming UFC on ESPN 24 this Saturday. The two took this match on short notice, which is why it makes it even more interesting. It is going to be a welterweight bout, between two guys who didn’t have some shiny moments recently, which is why they need to win and revive their respective careers.
Cerrone vs Morono Preview
Donald Cerrone 36-15-2 TBA
Cerrone’s last five matches were a nightmare for one of the most popular and influential MMA fighters ever. He didn’t win a single fight during this stretch, losing to Tony Ferguson, Justin Gaethje, and Conor McGregor (all via KO), and Anthony Pettis (via UD). The most recent bout against Nico Price was a majority draw, but was overturned to no contest following Price’s positive marijuana tests.
Cowboy is no longer that guy who chews his opponents on the mat, wearing them out before he closes the fight with a submission or some nasty ground punches. He’s old and much slower than before, but still possesses an incredibly strong will to go out there and fight, which is why everyone loves this guy, despite all of his recent failures.
Alex Morono18-7-1 TBA
The Great White is at a crossroad here. He either becomes a regular UFC member or gets cut in the next few months. It is simple as that, because, at this point, the 30-year old is just another average guy in the sea of the same. And the organization doesn’t need that.
He lost to Khaos Williams after a devastating KO in the first round, then bounced back against Rhys Mckee, winning via UD, but losing against Anthony Pettis pretty easily back in December. He knows to fight both in stand up and on the ground but doesn’t really have some particular advantage in any area. Morono’s future here is at stake, as said, and we can’t wait to see did he worked on his skills over the past five months.
Cerrone vs Morono Preview Pick
Cerrone was much better in the last two matches than before, and that gave some hope to his fans that they might see him winning after a long time. He is a better grappler than Morono, and a more experienced fighter. We, too, believe that his chances for finally breaking the cold streak here are better than Morono’s, which is why betting on the Cowboy to win sounds reasonable. His experience, in this case, should be enough to break the rival.
Pick: Cowboys Wins