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Could Cerrone finally beat Ben Henderson?

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  1. Professional Purple Belt

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    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 Red Belt

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    would be a great fight!
     
  3. Charlestonboy Blue Belt

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    It'd probably be close. But ben would out work him, clinching against the fence, etc.
     
  4. TheCryingElite Fiercest Poster since the taut one Dufresne used.

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    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** Green Belt

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    Pretty crazy that Bendo tapped him out in the first round
     
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    Cerrone is on fire while Benson seems to be in a slight decline so Donald might finally get that win.
     
  7. Reffson Brown Belt

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    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 Level 10 Keyboard warrior Professional Fighter

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    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.
     
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    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** Purple Belt

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    Possible. Bendo's overall wrestling has seemingly faded.
     
  11. doomy200 Brown Belt

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    absolutely
     
  12. tenniswhiz Steel Belt

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    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 Green Belt

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    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 Red Belt

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    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 Number One Bullshit

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    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.
     
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    I'd watch it.
     
  17. textwarrior Purple Belt

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    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 Brown Belt

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    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 Steel Belt

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    he won the first fight...
     
  20. Moneymma Brown Belt

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    This,ben got outwrestled by frankie,gil,josh,khabilov..... his tdd is not that good tbh
     

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