Could Cerrone finally beat Ben Henderson?

Discussion in 'UFC Discussion' started by Professional, Jan 4, 2015.

  1. Professional

    Professional Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Nov 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,092
    Likes Received:
    79
    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    At this point in their respective careers, does Donald have what it takes to finally beat Benson?

    Or does Ben just have his number? It has been 5 years since the last time these two fought. Would a match today be any different?
     
  2. estranged

    estranged Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 1, 2014
    Messages:
    6,605
    Likes Received:
    11,060
    would be a great fight!
     
  3. Charlestonboy

    Charlestonboy Blue Belt

    Joined:
    May 1, 2014
    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    6
    Location:
    Charleston, Sc
    It'd probably be close. But ben would out work him, clinching against the fence, etc.
     
  4. TheCryingElite

    TheCryingElite Fiercest Poster since the taut one Dufresne used.

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2014
    Messages:
    6,474
    Likes Received:
    7,445
    Location:
    Arlington, Texas
    I would love to see that fight once more. I still think it would look similar to their first fight, but with either one coming away with a close decision.
     
  5. iboufring**

    iboufring** Green Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 21, 2014
    Messages:
    1,202
    Likes Received:
    6
    Pretty crazy that Bendo tapped him out in the first round
     
  6. FinBJJ

    FinBJJ Black Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2013
    Messages:
    6,201
    Likes Received:
    2,318
    Location:
    Finland
    Cerrone is on fire while Benson seems to be in a slight decline so Donald might finally get that win.
     
  7. Reffson

    Reffson Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2013
    Messages:
    2,472
    Likes Received:
    885
    Cerrone's heading in the right direction with EVERYHTING he does. He's stronger, more technical and meaner now. I think he takes Bendo out.
     
  8. AJ Garcia

    AJ Garcia Level 10 Keyboard warrior Professional Fighter

    Joined:
    Jul 22, 2014
    Messages:
    7,719
    Likes Received:
    19,562
    Location:
    Ogden, UT
    I want to see cerrone against Melendez now. He's already fought 2 of the big 3 wec guys. Might as well fight cowboy now.
     
  9. xGRIMREAPERx

    xGRIMREAPERx Green Belt

    Joined:
    Aug 2, 2010
    Messages:
    1,080
    Likes Received:
    187
    Location:
    TEXAS
    Like a rampage silva trilogy play out. Lose twice in another organization, come to ufc and whip his ass. I don't know. Jus came to mind.
     
  10. That Idiot Tibor**

    That Idiot Tibor** Purple Belt

    Joined:
    Jul 2, 2014
    Messages:
    1,633
    Likes Received:
    2
    Possible. Bendo's overall wrestling has seemingly faded.
     
  11. doomy200

    doomy200 Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jun 26, 2013
    Messages:
    3,885
    Likes Received:
    169
    absolutely
     
  12. tenniswhiz

    tenniswhiz Steel Belt

    Joined:
    Oct 29, 2009
    Messages:
    33,062
    Likes Received:
    12,576
    Location:
    Santa Monica
    I actually thought Cerrone won the first fight against Benson.
    (yea, I know, Cerrone was humble about the decision)

    I think he could beat Benson. Could go either way though.
     
  13. Left Hook Lacy

    Left Hook Lacy Green Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 4, 2007
    Messages:
    1,208
    Likes Received:
    610
    Location:
    Germany
    People dont realize how close he got to beating him the first time when Cerrone basically had ZERO wrestling. And no it wasnt all about his submission attempts. As far as I remember the later rounds of the fight Cerrone kept it standing a lot and was beating Bendo up on the feet.

    If they fought now, I think it would be a striking match for the most part.
     
  14. Nelly

    Nelly Black Belt

    Joined:
    Feb 28, 2013
    Messages:
    7,407
    Likes Received:
    2,771
    I think he would win a decision in a 5 round fight at this point. He's no longer a slow starter but Bendo can still take him down and survive his guard. Seems like he will fight one more time before Khabib comes back, then Khabib, and then a title shot if he wins. If he does all that it will be one of the greatest run to a title shot ever alongside JDS.
     
  15. Huligani

    Huligani Number One Bullshit Double Yellow Card

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2014
    Messages:
    11,966
    Likes Received:
    17,558
    No it hasn't, he just isn't as good a wrestler as people thought, and in general takedown defense has gotten better in recent years. I still think Benson would win but I wouldn't be surprised if Cowboy wins.
     
  16. CinemaKingdom

    CinemaKingdom Brown Belt

    Joined:
    May 22, 2013
    Messages:
    3,253
    Likes Received:
    206
    I'd watch it.
     
  17. textwarrior

    textwarrior Purple Belt

    Joined:
    May 1, 2009
    Messages:
    1,695
    Likes Received:
    37
    I think he has his number, so if Ben loses its probably a lack of motivation...obviously all fighters are motivated...but, were talking title motivation where you go to your peak. Ben at his peak has Donalds number if you ask me. Mainly because I disagree with judging in how they give wrestlers the point advantage. .....But, UFC used the sport of Wrestling to get in sanctioned in the U.S. It is what it is.
     
  18. Moneymma

    Moneymma Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,786
    Likes Received:
    26
    cerrone would dominate ben,but lose via split dec
    cerrone has good tdd and ben has overrated wrestling and wouldnt take him down now
    cerrone has better striking and he proved that in their 1st fight
     
  19. EndlessCritic

    EndlessCritic Gold Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 14, 2013
    Messages:
    22,517
    Likes Received:
    17,901
    he won the first fight...
     
  20. Moneymma

    Moneymma Brown Belt

    Joined:
    Jan 1, 2015
    Messages:
    2,786
    Likes Received:
    26
    This,ben got outwrestled by frankie,gil,josh,khabilov..... his tdd is not that good tbh
     

Share This Page

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.