UFC 274 features a lightweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon. Going into UFC 274, many fans predicted that it could be the last UFC fight for Cowboy.
However, recent comments from Donald Cerrone suggest that the fans have not seen the last of Cowboy yet. But, can he compete at the elite level and still put on a show for the fans?
Donald Cerrone is on a five fight losing streak at the moment. While he lost to Anthony Pettis by decision he has 4 TKO losses in his last 6 UFC fights.
Against Tony Ferguson, Donald Cerrone could not continue after the second round. Justin Gaethje knocked him out in the first round and Conor McGregor finished him in 40 seconds in a welterweight fight.
Donald Cerrone vs Joe Lauzon fight breakdown
The biggest advantage in favor of Cerrone going into this fight is going to be his activity in the last few years. From 2019-2022, Cerrone has fought 8 times in two different weight classes.
However, Joe Lauzon is coming off a long layoff. He last fought in 2019 against Jonathon Pearce. Even though he is coming off a win and has a lot of experience, the weight cut, fight week will be a big adversity for Joe Lauzon.
It should also be considered that this fight is happening in the lightweight divison. And at this point of his career, where Donald Cerrone will perform better against the lightweights.
Cowboy is a slow starter and that’s where the opportnity lies for Joe Lauzon. If he can secure an early finish against Cowboy then it won’t be surprising.
However, it’s very likely that Cerrone will survive the first round and secure a decision win against Joe lauzon at UFC 274.
Donald Cerrone is a better striker than Joe Lauzon and he won’t have to worry about Lauzon’s knockout power in this matchup. If the fight goes to ground then Cerrone will have the upperhand. Most likley, it will be a striking battle for the mjaority of the fight.
And Cerrone will do enough to get back on the winning streak at UFC 274.