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UFC Fight Night 83 fight card: Donald Cerrone vs Alex Oliveira full fight preview

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Donald Cerrone and Alex Oliveira will scrap TONIGHT (Feb. 21, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 83 inside CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In a showdown at the O.K. Corral, what adjustments must be made for either “Cowboy” to claim victory? Find out below!

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight warriors Donald Cerrone and Alex Oliveira will clash TONIGHT (Feb. 21, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 83 inside CONSOL Energy Center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

After a devastating end to his Lightweight title run, Cerrone decided to look for greener pastures. Just several months after that title loss, Cerrone looks to get back into the win column in his new division.

Meanwhile, Oliveira has proven himself a game fighter with a number of short-notice bouts, but this is far and away the most high-profile. A prospect at both Lightweight and Welterweight, Oliveira had a massive opportunity on his hands here.

Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for each fighter:

Donald Cerrone
Record: 28-7 (1)
Key Wins: Benson Henderson (UFC Fight Night 59), Eddie Alvarez (UFC 178), Myles Jury (UFC 182)
Key Losses: Rafael dos Anjos (UFC on FOX 17), UFC Fight Night 27), Anthony Pettis (UFC on FOX 6)
Keys to Victory: A vicious kickboxer with a slick submission game, Cerrone has been a top contender for many years now. He’s both very tough and a dynamic finisher, which makes him a difficult threat for just about anyone.

In this bout, Cerrone needs to do his best to avoid the slow start. His opponent is big, powerful, and loves to throw leather, so Cerrone does not want to let him score with some freely early shots while he gets comfortable.

That could end very badly.

Instead, the American “Cowboy” should look to maintain his distance and slow the pace. Despite his numerous knockouts and general success on the feet so ….View full article

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