Tony Ferguson vs Donald Cerrone Betting Odds Preview – June 9, 2019

Tony Ferguson
Tony Ferguson

A few weeks ago, the UFC caught all fans by surprise with the announcement of the UFC 238 fight card. Besides the main highlight (Cejudo vs. Moraes) fans will also get to see another exciting fight for the No. 1 lightweight contender. Tony Ferguson will lock horns (or rather fists) with Donald Cerrone in a highly anticipated match that will give both fighters a chance to fight for the title later.

Anthony “Tony” Ferguson is an American UFC fighter who holds the record for most consecutive wins with 11. Experts and pundits consider El Cucuy one of the best lightweights in history. He is currently ranked #2 on the UFC Lightweight rankings and has a professional record of 24-3. Remember that most consecutive wins record? Well, it’s still active – Ferguson won his 11th fight in a row against Anthony Pettis in October 2018 and can continue his dominance in lightweight category with a 12th consecutive win, this time over Cerrone.

Of course, it won’t come easy. Nicknamed The Cowboy, Donald Cerrone is a former pro kickboxer who holds a number of records in the UFC. For example, he tops the list of most finished in UFC with 15 and has surpassed legends such as Anderson Silva in terms of wins. Currently standing at 36-11, Cerrone will surely enter the octagon guns blazing since there’s a lot at stake. The winner of this fight will get a shot at the title against Nurmagomedov or Poirier who are scheduled to fight later this year. Latest UFC news suggest a September clash, although there’s no confirmation yet.

The fight between Ferguson and Cerrone is expected to be closer than what bookies suggest. Most betting sites are giving El Cucuy a nod over The Cowboy, but UFC experts are adamant that it will be a close and exciting fight.

Fun88

fun88If you’re into sports betting and the Premier League, you’ve surely come across the name Fun88. An official betting partner of Newcastle United, Fun88 is quite a recognizable name in the UK. It’s not just about the sponsorship – the bookie has a great number of exciting deals and industry-leading odds on football and other sports.

UFC betting is a prominent part of Fun88’s offer, with the bookie offering odds on all UFC 238 bouts. El Cucuy is the favourite in the fight against The Cowboy with odds of 1/2 vs. 7/5. Ferguson’s current run of form is the reason why he’s such a big favourite, but don’t expect Cerrone to let him win the fight so easily. A former kickboxer, Cerrone packs a mean punch and will surely not miss the chance to earn a shot at the lightweight title.

From a punter’s point of view, Cerrone is the better choice since Ferguson’s odds don’t promise a substantial return. Unfortunately, Fun88 doesn’t offer other markets for the fight yet, so you’ll have to spend your money on the full-time winner only.

Betway

betwayBetway is one of the oldest online bookies in the UK. It was launched way back in 2006 and had a bit of shaky start. However, it has since improved on all levels, becoming one of the online betting giants in the process. You’ll find hundreds of sports markets at Betway accompanied by pretty competitive odds. Using top-notch software, Betway is providing its customers with an innovative experience.

The Ferguson vs. Cerrone contender fight is available for all punters at Betway. Tony Ferguson is the odds-on favourite at 1/2, while Donald Cerrone goes for 6/4. It’s obvious that this bookie believes that Ferguson will continue his unmatched streak of wins, earning a shot at Poirier or Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title.

If you’re a punter, though, Cerrone looks like a much better bet. Place your stake on Ferguson and you’ll earn almost nothing in return, while a bet on Cerrone will double it and then some. He’s simply a much better option in terms of value, although things could go the other way in the octagon.

Sports Interaction

sports interactionSports Interaction is one of the top Canadian online bookies. Licensed and regulated in Canada and Jersey, Sports Interaction has a substantial number of sports in its offer and hundreds of sports markets as well. Football, tennis, and basketball are in the focus, of course, but betting on the UFC isn’t too far behind.

The match between Ferguson and Cerrone is one of the highlights in Sports Interaction’s fighting offer. Sadly, all the markets except full-time winner are closed so far for the June 9 fight. In terms of favourites, Ferguson leads with odds of 17/10 compared to Cerrone 13/10. El Cucuy’s odds are not especially pleasing from a punter’s point of view, so we’d go with Cerrone.

Of course, Ferguson is the heavy favourite for a reason. He’s in stunning form right now and looks set to add another “scalp” to his impressive resume. Cerrone won’t come down easily, mind you, and pundits expect the fight to be close. If you ask us, a reasonable bet on Cerrone makes more sense.

Unibet

unibetOne of the biggest betting sites in Europe, Unibet has thousands of fans from Scandinavia and Central Europe. The bookie features a large number of sports in its offer as well as hundreds of enticing markets and great odds. Besides betting on football, you can also place bets on different fighting disciplines, including the UFC.

The Ferguson vs. Cerrone fight is featured in one market only – full-time winner. In the most popular market of them all, Tony Ferguson is the favourite with odds of 11/20 while Donald Cerrone is given odds of 7/5. It’s clear that Ferguson is the heavy favourite to win the fight and earn a shot at the lightweight title, but don’t let that fool you.

Cerrone is a fierce fighter who can go toes to toes with anyone, including the great El Cucoy. The Cowboy won’t allow his opponent to “shower” him with punches. With a fight against Poirier or Nurmagomedov on the line, he will do anything in his power to defeat Ferguson and snap his winning streak, so our money would be on him.