In a lightweight bout on the main card, Donald Cerrone and Joe Lauzon meet Saturday at UFC on ESPN 37 at the Moody Center in Austin, Texas. Below, we analyze the UFC on ESPN 37 Cerrone vs. Lauzon odds and lines, with picks and predictions.
The fights can be viewed on ESPN/ESPN+ with the prelims on ESPN/ESPN+ at 4 p.m. ET and the main card at 7 p.m. ET.
Cerrone, a.k.a. “Cowboy”, steps into the octagon with an 0-5-1 skid in tow. The 39-year-old veteran was knocked out in the 1st round by Alex Morono last time out in May 2021, a fight which came on the heels of a no contest against Niko Price in Sept. 2020. His last victory came in May 2019 against Al Iaquinta in a unanimous-decision win.
Two of his last 3 fights went the distance, although 4 of his past 6 have resulted in him losing via KO/TKO stoppage.
Lauzon would like to add to the woes of Cerrone. “J-Lau” is coming off a 1st-round knockout win over Jonathan Pearce last time out in Oct. 2019, making this a return from a 32-month hiatus. This fight was scheduled for late April but canceled for undisclosed reasons. It was then rescheduled for UFC 274 but wiped out with Cowboy dealing with what is believed to be food poisoning.
UFC on ESPN 37 Cerrone vs. Lauzon odds and lines
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- Fight result (2-way line): Cerrone -170 (bet $170 to win $100) | Lauzon +133 (bet $100 to win $133)
- Total Rounds Over 1.5 (-140) | Under 1.5 (+102)
- Will the fight go the distance? Yes (+165) | No (-240)
UFC on ESPN 37 Cerrone vs. Lauzon picks and predictions
Records: Cerrone (36-16-0) | Lauzon (28-16-0)
Cerrone heads into this one on a major skid, and LAUZON (+133) could potentially be rusty, as he has just one fight under his belt since April 2018. UFC CEO Dana White suggested that the loser of this fight lay down his gloves in the octagon similar to Joanna Jedrzejczyk last weekend.
Lauzon has been stuck in neutral for the majority of his career. He has managed to win just 11 of his past 22 fights, but it’s often a lot of fun. He gets plenty of knockout wins and losses, and you can expect that’s going to be the case again here.
Play LAUZON BY TKO/KO (+350) on method of victory for a chance to nearly quadruple up on your initial wager.
OVER 1.5 ROUNDS (-140) is the way to go, as both veterans are experienced and proud and have waited a long time to face each other. I don’t believe this goes the distance, as none of Lauzon’s last 3 fights has gone the distance, and with Cowboy involved in stoppages in 4 of his last 6 outings.
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