Donald Cerrone
Cowboy

USA

Refutes reports of injury
LightweightUFC
June 11, 2019
Cerrone used his personal Instagram account to make clear that he did not suffer a fractured orbital bone in his UFC 238 loss to Tony Ferguson.
ANALYSIS
To be precise, Cerrone's post stated that "Only air was in my eye. No broken bones nor cracked or broken orbital." With the injury scare possibly out of the way, Cerrone is now eager to be booked for his next fight. "Cowboy" has state his desire for a rematch against Ferguson, but it appears unlikely the UFC goes in that direction. Ferguson officially outlanded Cerrone 104-to-68 in the fight, and now likely wants to wait for his shot at the 155-pound title.
Read More News
Recent RotoWire Articles Featuring Donald Cerrone
Fight Stat Wrap: UFC 238
6 days ago
A triple champ, a devastating head kick KO and another near-record-breaking performance all stand out from a UFC 238 card on Saturday that delivered as promised. Richard Mann dives into the event's key stats.
RotoWire Staff Picks: UFC 238
10 days ago
Check out how the RotoWire MMA team sees Saturday's pay-per-view playing out.
DraftKings MMA: UFC 238 Preview
12 days ago
Can the UFC 238 card's largest betting favorite live up to her monstrous salary? Jon Litterine breaks down the upcoming pay-per-view card and makes his picks from a DFS angle.
Fight Stat Wrap: UFC Ottawa
40 days ago
In a move back to lightweight, Cowboy Cerrone picked up his third consecutive victory and put himself very much in the title picture. Richard Mann breaks down UFC Fight Night 151 by the numbers.
DraftKings MMA: UFC Ottawa Preview
46 days ago
New York's own Al Iaquinta looks to continue his climb up the rankings against fan-favorite Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone on Saturday in Ottawa. Jon Litterine makes his picks and breaks down four key fights.
More Fantasy News
Outlanded by Ferguson in FOTN performance
LightweightUFC
June 8, 2019
Cerrone lost to Tony Ferguson via TKO (punches) at 5:00 of Round 2 at UFC 238 on Saturday in Chicago.
ANALYSIS
Cerrone took this fight shortly after his victory over Al Iaquinta. He always likes to stay active, but this was a tough turnaround against Ferguson. He started the fight with high volume and a steady jab. However, Ferguson would not stay away from him. He continued to come forward with volume. Towards the end of the first round, Ferguson began to take over. That continued in the second round. Following the second round, the swelling on Cerrone's eye became too much and the doctor stopped the fight. Cerrone will still be a player in the UFC's lightweight division once he recovers from a possible fractured orbital and/or nose. In the meantime, he'll take home an extra $50,000 for his efforts, marking his 18th post-fight bonus in the UFC (and extending his own company record).
Slated for UFC 238
LightweightUFC
May 10, 2019
Cerrone will fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 238, in Chicago on June 8, Ariel Helwani of ESPN reports.
ANALYSIS
Cerrone joins an already loaded card as the veteran fighter looks to build off of his main event win over Al Iaquinta at UFC Fight Night in Ottawa last Saturday. It didn't take long for him to find another match, as he'll be back in the octagon just over a month after his most recent fight. Ferguson was awaiting medical clearance to make his return for his first fight since last October.
Beats Al Iaquinta in main event
LightweightUFC
May 4, 2019
Cerrone defeated Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-46) at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Ottawa.
ANALYSIS
Cowboy's resurgent run continues. It took him the better part of two rounds to find his range on Saturday, but once he did, Iaquinta was done. Cerrone landed plenty of his trademark kicks and when those weren't landing, he simply punched Iaquinta in the face. It was a trademark offensive performance from Cerrone. Al is a quality striker and Cowboy beat him to the punch during virtually every striking exchange between the two. Cowboy is now 36 years old and has won three fights in a row. He could conceivably be just one or two victories away from a shot at UFC gold. Given his age and pedigree, the company has to be aggressive with him moving forward.
Scheduled for UFC Ottawa
LightweightUFC
March 20, 2019
Cerrone is scheduled to fight Al Iaquinta in a lightweight matchup at UFC Ottawa on May 4, Alexander K. Lee of MMAFighting.com reports.
ANALYSIS
Cerrone, who's undefeated in Canada (3-0), is coming off a commanding victory over Alexander Hamilton in January and will evidently continue to compete at the lightweight division this spring, despite the difficult weight cut. He'll draw an opponent in Iaquinta that is fresh off a dominant victory over Kevin Lee via unanimous decision. The pair of veterans have nearly identical striking numbers of the course of their respective careers, and while Cerrone is the older fighter, he'll enter with both height and reach advantages. Iaquinta is likely the superior pure boxer, but Cerrone will look to neutralize that with a steady dose of leg kicks.
Destroys Alexander Hernandez as underdog
LightweightUFC
January 19, 2019
Cerrone defeated Alexander Hernandez via TKO (strikes) at 3:43 of Round 2 at UFC Fight Night on Saturday in Brooklyn.
ANALYSIS
Cerrone isn't done just yet. The move back down to lightweight seems to have reinvigorated Cowboy and he responded by beating the pants off of one of the division's top prospects. Cerrone's striking was on point all night long as he strung together countless combinations finished off with his signature leg kicks. The victory is Cowboy's 22nd under the UFC banner which extends his all-time record. For marketing purposes, a fight between Cerrone and Conor McGregor makes a ton of sense. We'll see if the UFC decides to go that route.