Donald Cerrone takes on Niko Price in a welterweight showdown in the co-main event of UFC Vegas 11. This is one of the most stacked cards UFC has come up with this year. And Cerrone vs Price deserves to be the co-main event for such a fun fight card.
Both fighters are coming from upsets from their last fights. Donald Cerrone fought Conor McGregor at UFC 246 and suffered a TKO loss. And Niko Price fought Vicente Luque in his last fight, which he lost via doctor’s stoppage. Despite the losses, this is still a must-watch fight. But, who will get his hands raised? Niko price or Donald Cerrone.
Donald Cerrone: An all-time great in his own right
One thing Niko Price and most of the MMA fighters in the world can’t beat Donald Cerrone in the experience in the steel cage. Cowboy has been in that octagon more than anyone in UFC.
However, it’s hard to say which Cerrone shows up in the octagon. He might come out all guns blazing and secure a win as he did against Hernandez or he might start slow and get beat up as he did in Conor and Justin fight.
He has taken a ton of damage throughout his career. And that’s the thing with Donald Cerrone. He might announce retirement tomorrow night and nobody would be surprised. The fans will be bummed out but no one is going to complain. However, he is still skilled enough to blow Niko Price out of the water.
Skills wise Cerrone has better striking and grappling than Niko Price. But, Cerrone can not afford to start slow against Price. Not to mention the weight disadvantage might play a huge factor in the clinch. Donald Cerrone needs to put on constant pressure early in the fight as he did against Tony Ferguson.
Niko Price: One of the most entertaining fighters on the UFC roster right now
The first thing that comes to mind when you watch Niko Price fight is unpredictability. He is explosive, creative, durable, and wild. Niko Price is not going for the maximum damage as soon as the ring bells. And that can be big trouble for Donald Cerrone.
Price is the owner of some of the best looking knockouts in UFC history. he might be the only fighter on planet earth to have two finishes with hammer fists from the bottom.
Donald Cerrone vs Niko Prediction: Niko Price via TKO