If Cerrone wins tonight, what are the odds he can beat Pettis.

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  1. KrausersRevenge

    KrausersRevenge Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    Cerrone's run is amazing and I honestly hope he wins this since Ben isn't staying at 155, so it's better for the decision if Cerrone takes it.

    Now obviously if he does he has got a strong case for a title fight, but I think Pettis has his number. Cerrone has improved a lot by adding knees to his game, his wrestling has also come a long way. But Pettis skills are very sharp and he can capitalise on any chance.

    Thoughts?
     
  2. bjjwar

    bjjwar Brown Belt

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    If he wins tonight he has probably a 0,00000000000000000000000001 % of chance in beating Pettis:
    If he loses 0
     
  3. PivotPunch

    PivotPunch Red Belt

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    0 he will never ever beat Pettis. Pettis doesn't wrestle to begin with so cerrone's wrestling doesn't matter and kicking distance is further away than kneeing distance and Cerrone only knees against guys rushing in so the fight would look like their first fight all over again
     
  4. KrausersRevenge

    KrausersRevenge Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    Indeed, I could see Pettis just eating him up again, Cerrone is best when moving forward and Pettis would keep the pressure on to get the win.
     
  5. Silverstar17

    Silverstar17 Red Belt

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    Pettis is a nightmare match up for Cowboy. He is better at everything. Cowboy can be unpredictable and I could see him landing a kick out of nowhere but the chances are very slim imo. Pettis is just to skilled.
     
  6. Lloydster

    Lloydster Orange Belt

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    It's pretty foolish to look past Bendo
     
  7. KrausersRevenge

    KrausersRevenge Blue Belt Platinum Member

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    Which is why the topic title reads "If Cerrone wins tonight" to start.
     
  8. Organic Damage

    Organic Damage Dancing on the ashes of the World

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    I'm not sure how relevant a win over Bendo would be to his chances against Pettis.

    In fact, I'm not sure how relevant a third fight against Bendo is to his chances against Bendo :p
     
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    SpiderCrawl Black Belt

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    Yeah, he could, if he stays focused, Pettis is mad over rated at the moment.
     
  10. Jon Stark

    Jon Stark King in the North Platinum Member

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    10% but for the love of God give the man a chance. He's current run is epic and will go down in UFC history as one of the most active and exciting.
     
  11. JayPrimo

    JayPrimo Blue Belt

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    Man, you're crazy. Pettis is anything but over-rated, but I guess until he beats Khabib there will always be an element of doubt.

    I personally don't think Cerrone stands a chance against him, as he didn't last time they fought. Not a whole lot of change in their game to suggest otherwise
     
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    gspfedkobe24 Black Belt

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    I don't know not a pro odds maker but +185 or so? I guess....
     
  13. SherdogFan23

    SherdogFan23 Brown Belt

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    Pettis is a nightmare for everyone in the division right now. We can see what RDA and perhaps Khabib have got for him, but Cerrone would be smart to continue to improve and avoid a title fight (if it is Pettis) for a little while longer.
     
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    bjjwar Brown Belt

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    The only guy that had a chance to beat Pettis imo was Melendez.

    He was doing exactly what i thought he would.But i never thought he would get finished.

    The rest of the LW's are really easy match ups for Pettis.

    That being said,give Cerrone a title fight.Dude's a monster and is fighting all the time for the fans.If anyone deserves it,it's him!
     
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    bryank Purple Belt

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    As much as I've enjoyed Cowboy's run and admire the way he handles his business, I just think Pettis has his number.

    With that said, circumstances allowed JDS to beat Cain (who completely has his number), so it's possible... But Pettis should be a HUUUUUGE favorite, and may win 10/10.
     
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    bryank Purple Belt

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    Yeah I agree on Melendez... That first round looked like he had the road map. Don't forget about Khabib though!!
     
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    Cowboy said if he wins tonight, he's not leaving Boston until Dana give him Khabib.
     
  18. bryank

    bryank Purple Belt

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    As much as the UFC likes to preserve title challengers, you gotta make Cowboy-Khabib. If for no other reason, cowboy won't sit on the shelf anyway, and outside of Cerrone or Pettis, not sure who would even be an entertaining fight for Khabib (sorry, Norman).
     
  19. Threetrees

    Threetrees The King of Wit and Reason

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    I love Cerrone, and Pettis is so unproven that I have no idea why people say things like he's the most skilled champion but....

    It's just a horrible, awful, dreadful matchup for Cowboy. The things he does well, Pettis just does better on top of being the quicker athlete. Cowboy has underrated fight IQ particularly as of recent, and I could actually see him leaning heavily on wrestling and grappling - but even there Pettis is just so quick and slick.

    Donald could win by fighting an absolutely perfect fight with no mistakes, or landing something "lucky". But I don't see it.
     
  20. FEDORRULEZ

    FEDORRULEZ Black Belt

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    . cowboy is very good but not a championship material. benson will beat him tonight , pettis will beat him 10 out of 10
     

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