UFC Fight Night 158: Cerrone vs Gaethje - Odds and Predictions

If you’re planning to place a bet on which bout will be declared fight of the night, this is the safe one.

How to Watch

Where: Rogers Arena – Vancouver, B.C., Canada

When: Saturday, September 14, 8 PM EST

How (TV): ESPN+, UFC Fight Pass, TSN2

Donald Cerrone vs Justin Gaethje – Lightweight Division

If you’re planning to place a bet on which bout will be declared fight of the night, this is the safe one. Donald Cerrone and Justin Gaethje are sure to stand toe-to-toe and go out on their shields in this UFC Fight Night main event.

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Donald Cerrone, 36, is, unsurprisingly, coming off of a fight of the night performance (his third in a row). On June 8 at UFC238, Cerrone took on Tony Ferguson is a fast-paced bout. However, the bout was stopped after the second round after the doctor deemed Cerrone’s eye too swollen shut to continue. Ferguson was declared the winner by doctor stoppage TKO. Prior to that fight, Cerrone was riding a three-fight win streak that included finishes over Mike Perry and Alex Hernandez and a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta.

”Cowboy” stands at 6 feet, 1 inch tall and has a reach of 73 inches. The Colorado native trains at the BMF Ranch in Denver with coach Joe Schilling. Active in mixed martial arts since 2002, Cerrone possesses a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Eliot Marshall and a black belt in Gaidojutsu as well. He has a professional kickboxing record of 28-0-1 and is currently ranked at number four in the UFC lightweight division.

Justin Gaethje, 30, has bounced back in a large way after losing back-to-back fights to Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier. Gaethje last fought on March 30, headlining the card against Edson Barboza. Gaethje won the fight via first-round knockout and the fight was declared fight of the night. Prior to that, Gaethje earned a performance of the night bonus when he knocked out James Vick (also in the first round) in their August 2018 bout.

”The Highlight” stands two inches shorter than his opponent at 5 feet, 11 inches. His reach is measured at 71 inches, giving him a two-inch disadvantage in the reach department as well against Cerrone. The American-born fighter also trains out of Colorado, albeit with Trevor Wittman and the Genesis Training Center. Boasting NCAA division I wrestling credentials, Gaethje has been fighting professionally in MMA since 2011. He is ranked just behind Cerrone at number five in the division.

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Glover Teixeira (29-7) vs Nikita Krylov (25-6) – Light heavyweight division

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Light heavyweight veteran Glover Teixeira, 39, is currently riding a two-fight winning streak after previously going 2-2. His last fight was on April 27 and came against Ion Cutelaba. Teixeira defeated Cutelaba via second-round rear-naked choke submission. His fight prior to that was also won by submission, that time by an arm-triangle choke against Karl Roberson in the first round of their bout. This will be Teixeira’s third fight in 2019.

The Brazilian-born fighter stands at 6 feet, 2 inches tall and has a reach of 76 inches. Now living in the U.S., Teixeira trains with The Pit gym and Teixeira MMA and Fitness. Teixeira has a fifth-degree black belt in Kajukenbo under coach John Hackleman and a second-degree black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Luigi Mondelli. The former title challenger has been fighting professionally since 2002 and is currently ranked at number nine in the UFC light heavyweight division.

Nikita Krylov, 27, last fought on April 13 at UFC 236. There he fought Ovince St. Preux and defeated his opponent via second-round rear-naked choke submission. Prior to that fight, Krylov had a four-fight win streak snapped by Jan Blachowicz when he submitted to an arm-triangle choke in the second round of their September 2018 bout.

”The Miner”, born in Ukraine, stands at 6 feet, 3 inches tall – one inch taller than his opponent. He has a reach of 77.5 inches which will give him a 1.5-inch advantage in that department as well over Teixeira. Active in MMA since 2012, Krylov trains at the Vale Tudo MMA Academy. He has a master of sport and a black belt in Kyokushin karate and a master of sport in both hand-to-hand combat and submission fighting. He currently holds the 13th-ranked position in the light heavyweight division.

Todd Duffee vs Jeff Hughes – Heavyweight division

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Todd Duffee, 33, hasn’t been seen in the UFC since 2015. His last fight came on July 15 of that year against Frank Mir. It’s been that long. Duffee lost the fight to Mir via a first-round knockout. His record under the UFC banner sits at 4-3 and he is still mostly remembered for his debut in which he knocked out opponent Tim Hague in seven seconds – still the record holder for the fastest knockout in the heavyweight division. Shoulder and knee injuries have kept him on the shelf over the past several years.

”The Irish Car Bomb” stands at 6 feet, 3 inches tall and has a reach of 79 inches. The American-born fighter was known for training with Javier Mendez and the AKA gym but now finds himself training out of Florida with American Top Team. He has been fighting professionally since 2007.

Duffee fight Jeff Hughes, 31, in this matchup. After winning his fight on the Dana White Contender Series, Hughes made his UFC debut earlier this year on March 9. In that fight, Hughes suffered a split-decision loss to Maurice Greene – a fighter whom he had previously beaten. This will be his second appearance in the UFC.

”Lights Out” stands one inch shorter than his opponent at 6 feet, 2 inches tall. He will also suffer from a reach disadvantage as well as Hughes’ reach measures at just 77 inches. The American-born fighter trains out of Ohio with the Strong Style Fight Team.

Uriah Hall (14-9) vs Antonio Carlos Junior (10-3-1) – Middleweight division

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Uriah Hall, 35, hasn’t had the best of luck over the past few years under the UFC banner. In his last six fights, the once highly touted fighter has gone only 2-4. He did pull off a win in his last appearance, knocking out Bevon Lewis in the third round of their UFC 232 bout last December. Prior to that fight, Hall suffered a second-round TKO to rising middleweight star Paulo Costa.

”Prime Time” stands at an even six feet tall. He possesses a reach of 79 inches. The Jamaican-born fighter trains out of New York with Extreme Couture. He has a second-degree black belt in Kyokushin karate and a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Jason Manly. Hall has been active in MMA since 2005 and is currently ranked at number 12 in the UFC middleweight division.

Antonio Carlos Junior, 29, finds himself having a quick turnaround as his last fight came only three and a half months ago. On May 18, Junior fought Ian Heinisch and had his five-fight winning streak snapped as he lost a unanimous decision to Heinisch. Prior to that, Junior’s win streak included victories over fighters such as Tim Boetsch, Eric Spicely, and Marvin Vettori.

”Cara de Sapato” or “Shoeface” in English, stands at 6 feet, 1 inch tall, giving him the one-inch height advantage in this matchup. He too possesses a 79-inch reach so the two will cancel each other out in that department. The Brazilian-born fighter trains out of Rio de Janeiro and works with American Top Team. He has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under Helder Medeiros. He has been fighting professionally since 2013 and is currently ranked right behind Uriah Hall in the middleweight rankings at number 13.

Misha Cirkunov(14-5) vs Jimmy Crute – Light heavyweight division

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Misha Cirkunov, 32, is looking to bounce back in a big way to open up the main card of the show. Cirkunov last fought at UFC 235 on March 2 and was the latest victim of the surging Johnny Walker. Cirkunov was dropped with a flying knee and suffered a TKO loss just 38 seconds into the first round. Prior to the Walker fight, Cirkunov was coming off of a first-round submission win over Patrick Cummins after losing back-to-back fights against Glover Texeira and Volkan Oezdimir.

A Latvian-born fighter who resides in Canada, Cirkunov stands at 6 feet, 3 inches tall and has a reach of 77 inches. Cirkunov trains with the Xtreme Couture gym and has a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. He has been fighting professionally in MMA since 2010 and at the time of writing was ranked at number 15 in the UFC light heavyweight division.

The undefeated Jimmy Crute, 23, is coming off of a more controversial win. On February 10 at UFC 234, Crute went toe-to-toe with Sam Alvey. The fight was stopped in the first round, declaring Crute the winner by TKO. However, many people, including Alvey himself, debated the potentially early stoppage. With that said, Crute is undefeated for a reason and prior to the Alvey fight had won his UFC debut against Paul Craig by third-round submission.

”The Brute” stands one-inch shorter than his opponent at 6 feet, 2 inches. He will have a significant reach disadvantage against Cirkunov as Crute’s reach measures at only 72.5 inches – 4.5 inches shorter. The Australian-born fighter trains out of Stewie’s House of BJJ under Sam Greco. He has a brown belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and has only been active in MMA since 2016.

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