Donald Cerrone and Patrick Cote will square off this Saturday (June 18, 2016) at UFC Fight Night 89 inside TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Canada. In a match up of exciting veterans, what adjustments must be made for either man to claim victory? Find out below!
Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweight transplants Donald Cerrone and Patrick Cote will collide this Saturday (June 18, 2016) at TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Canada.
Since dropping down to Welterweight, Cote has honestly looked phenomenal. Despite being 36 years old and over a decade into his professional career, “The Predator” looks better than ever and will do his best to continue his winning ways opposite “Cowboy.”
Speaking of, Cerrone made short work of his opponent in his Welterweight debut last February. Cerrone is still looking to prove that Welterweight is his home, and a victory over Cote would go a long way.
Let’s take a look at the keys to victory for both men:
Record: 29-7 (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: Cerrone is a highly skilled kickboxer with a dangerous Brazilian jiu-jitsu game. He’s a highly aggressive finisher, having submitted or knockout out 21 of his opponents.
This will be a major test of Cerrone’s ability to keep distance and defend grappling attempts from a larger opponent. Cerrone usually wins or loses fights based on this, so this will be a solid indicator toward whether or not Cerrone can really compete at 170 pounds.
To outwork a larger fighter from range, Cerrone will really have to focus on his footwork. Cote’s recent losses came to mobile kickboxers, and Cerrone should do his best to keep moving and fit ….View full article
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