UFC FN 132: Cerrone vs Edwards Preview (Betting Lines)
Get some information and detail breakdown for UFC Fight Night 132, which is set to hit Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore Saturday June 23, 2018.
As we get another dose of UFC when head to Singapore where we have a clash between two welterweight bangers Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards that will headline this event. If you can get up early enough to enjoy this card on Fight Pass you can see other fights such as Ovince Saint Preux who is the underdog facing Tyson Pedro, Jessica Rose Clark favored against Jessica and much more.
Leon Edwards (-235) vs Donald Cerrone (+185) (Betting Line: Bovada.LV)
Leon Edwards is coming into this matchup against Donald Cerrone on a five-fight win streak with two finishes with one of them being his last fight with Peter Sobotta. When Leon first came to the UFC he was known purely for his striking abilities but is now one of the most well-rounded fighters in the welterweight division who can still knockout with his striking but, isn’t afraid to get you on the mat and submit you in the process.
The well-rounded Edwards is a typical fighter that causes issues for Cerrone who loves to stand in the pocket and make the fight a dirty fight. 2 things Edwards will need to do in this fight is that he will need to come out first, get Cerrone going backwards because he hates it. Then number two establish the distance because he will have an issue figuring that out.
For Cerrone who is at a crossroads in his career who I’d like to consider a “Gate Keeper” needs a victory here or else what’s left of his career will be that of a “Fighter”. Cerrone is sitting just outside the TOP 10, he will need to attack first, use his leg kicks to slow down Edwards making the fight a much slower pace and able to get into a rhythm without it, Cerrone will lose this fight.
Prediction: Edwards (+235) winner via KO
Tyson Pedro (-150) Vs Ovince St. Preux (+120) (Betting Line: Bovada.LV)
Tyson Pedro at 26 years old is just scratching the surface as he is still a bit wet behind the ears but, his ceiling is a high one. As he continues to learn this fight game his potential is beyond the current ceiling as he now steps inside the cage with a battle tested veteran. Pedro was outworked by Illir Latiifi who handed the 26-year-old his first lost. All of Pedro’s wins have been finishes five via KO, his best two traits are that of his striking (boxing) and his Jiu Jitsu because he has been training in it since he was 4 years old. Pedro rebounded by getting a first round submission over Safarov.
Now Pedro gets his first “NAME” opponent in Ovince St. Preux a former UFC light heavyweight contender. I expect Pedro to try and end this fight early by using his striking, attack early. Closing the distance will be his key to success. However, with a veteran like Preux don’t make a mistake, don’t let your guard down because the veteran can capitalize. Ovince is ranked #7 but is older, seems to be extra hungry coming into this fight which could be a scary thing for Pedro is a OSP seeing “RED” if that is the case then watch Ovince to get in the face of Pedro to make an example of that he is still here!
Prediction: Ovince St. Preux (+120) via 2nd rd ko
Jessican-Rose Clark (-165) vs Jessica Eye (+135) (Betting Line: Bovada.LV)
This match-up is an interesting one because it puts two women who are trying to find themselves as they seem to be lost. Jessica-Rose is looking to get her career back on track after a poor run in the bantamweight division which also could be said about Eye who went up to Bantamweight after bouncing around the flyweight division. Jessica Eye is the type of fighter that on her resume you must be happy to see her. She is another name because she has faced every LEGIT, BONAFIED stud in WMMA. Clark is on a three-fight win strike with all of them going the distance, both girls are not known for their finishing power.
Now that Eye is back to flyweight this could spell doom for anyone in the division because she is built for the division, Eye was ranked top flyweight for years but there was no division yet so, Eye had to go into the bantamweight division where she faced all the top women in the division. What is crazy about Eye is that she was never really dominated by anyone. A win here gets Eye into contender talk while a loss for Clark means that she will fall to the back of the line and will need another 3 fights to maybe get back into contender talk. Now, Eye will need to use her great takedown defense to prevent Clark from taking her down, then utilize her striking to get this “W” because Clark has above average wrestling skills that would pose a threat to anyone. Clark should use movement, kicks and angles to keep Eye at bay.
Prediction: Jessica-Rose Clark (-165) via decision
Jingliang Li (-260) vs Daichi Abe (+200)
Jingliang Li who is the most successful fighter in china is facing Japan’s own phenom with ridiculous punching power. Li is one of those fighters with stalks his opponent landing strikes at will his 43% accuracy when throwing strikes, he loves to double on his punches when he can. Good take down defense going with his powerful takedowns. For Abe to keep his status, to make moves he will have to avoid the takedowns that are set up by Li Jabs. Abe will need to use his unorthodox karate stance to capitalize on Li pressure. Li can look for the finish early or weather the early rounds, take it into deep water and finish the fight because Abe cardio is suspect.
Prediction: Jingliang Li (-260) via KO 3rd
Teruto Ishihara (+375) vs Petr Yan (-550)
Felipe Arantes (EVEN) vs Song Yadong (-130)
Rolando Dy (+125) vs Shane Young (-155)
Hector Aldana (+230) vs Song Kenan (-300)
Shinsho Anzai (+375) vs Jake Matthews (-550)
Viviane Pereira (-205) vs Yan Xiaonan (+165)
Naoki Inoue (-205) vs Matt Schnell (+165)
Jenel Lausa (+205) vs Ulka Sasaki (-265)
Melinda Fabian (+260) vs Ji Yeon Kim (-340)