Ajax loader

Topic: Cerrone vs. Barboza

Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza at UFC on FOX 11

Anonymous Mode

You are not logged in to Tapology. When browsing anonymously, profanities and images are automatically removed from the forum.

skelliher
skelliher
  • Location: Boston, MA
  • Member Since: 2010.05.24
  • Predictions:  5,669  |  63.3%
  • Forum Posts:  11,045
  • Post Score: 217

02.03.2014 | 5:54 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong Decision  


"When a game cannot be won, change the game."

Donald Cerrone defeats Edson Barboza via Submission at 3:15 of Round 1

Mmaweekly large Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone
Edson "Junior" Barboza

Cerrone
Submission
Round 1

Donald Cerrone Edson Barboza

"Cowboy" "Junior"

22-6-0   Pro Record At Fight   13-1-0
Climbed to 23-6   Record After Fight   Fell to 13-2
+140 (Slight Underdog)   Betting Odds   -170 (Slight Favorite)
Us United States   Nationality   Br Brazil
Albuquerque, New Mexico   Fighting out of   Jupiter, Florida
31 years, 3 weeks   Age at Fight   28 years, 2 months, 4 weeks, 1 day
155.5 lbs (70.5 kgs)   Weigh-In Result   156.0 lbs (70.8 kgs)
6'1" (185cm)   Height   5'11" (181cm)
73.0" (185cm)   Reach   75.0" (191cm)
BMF Ranch   Gym   American Top Team (Primary)
The Armory (Other)
Tapology Community Predictions: 1276  
.
KO/TKO
.
Submission
.
Decision
Barboza
36%
Cerrone
64%

Responses Page 2

DelRose
DelRose
  • Member Since: 2011.05.30
  • Predictions:  1,474  |  62.8%
  • Forum Posts:  1,531
  • Post Score: -4

02.04.2014 | 7:57 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

Its like fighting Varner all over again, Cowboy got this.

"That hole is tighter than a nuns nasty"

Anik
Anik
  • Location: Montréal
  • Member Since: 2011.10.07
  • Predictions:  6,592  |  62.5%
  • Forum Posts:  17,508
  • Post Score: 108

02.04.2014 | 6:51 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Aldo/Pettis Lite? Dafuqq?

Edson Barboza doesn't have a boxing game and while his kicks are some of the hardest in the game, he fails to set them up as proficiently as Donald Cerrone. Barboza is light.

"الله أكبرl"

hatredincarnate27
hatredincarnate27
  • Member Since: 2013.11.20
  • Predictions:  2,849  |  59.7%
  • Forum Posts:  2
  • Post Score: 200

02.04.2014 | 9:02 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

Sick fight! I do see Cerrone giving Barboza fits due to a questionable chin. He was getting jacked up my Castillo (whos not known for his striking) and got KO'd by Varner (who also isn't a great striker). The main question is to how slow does Cowboy start? If he starts off slow, he could get TKO'd pretty early due to body kicks. If he comes in firing those guns off like he did against Dunham, it will be a short night for Barboza.
Franklin880088
Franklin880088
  • Location: MASS
  • Member Since: 2010.05.28
  • Predictions:  1,570  |  59.7%
  • Forum Posts:  3,452
  • Post Score: 92

02.04.2014 | 9:08 PM ET

Actually Varner a pretty good striker. He has good boxing and leg kicks. His problem is more mental. He normally winning the fights he loses, he just seems mistake prong more then anything, but he a pretty good striker.

"here I come to save the day"

hatredincarnate27
hatredincarnate27
  • Member Since: 2013.11.20
  • Predictions:  2,849  |  59.7%
  • Forum Posts:  2
  • Post Score: 200

02.04.2014 | 10:25 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong KO/TKO   correct Round 1  

I didn't say he was a bad striker, just that he isn't anywhere near Cowboys level. Barboza just has a rough time with guys walking forward at him. Seems like his entire game is completely negated once you are walking him down.
mikeyg
mikeyg
  • Member Since: 2011.08.27
  • Predictions:  7,871  |  66.6%
  • Forum Posts:  6,232
  • Post Score: 93

02.08.2014 | 9:18 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  


Pretty even fight. I would have liked Cerrone vs Diaz part II but this is probably more fun.

I like how Cerrone is throwing in takedowns now, also his ground game is miles ahead of Edson.
Nomad
Nomad
  • Location: Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump
  • Member Since: 2013.04.05
  • Predictions:  3,465  |  66.3%
  • Forum Posts:  5,117
  • Post Score: 150

02.08.2014 | 9:41 AM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong KO/TKO   wrong Round 2  

Both these guys get hit way too much, people like to call them "the.best strikers"'because they're uneducated and only.see offense but man....both these guys get hit too much. Barboza has a.bad chin but also hits a lot harder than Cerrone...Martins landed quite a.few big shots before.Cerrone snapped the high kick. Cerrone and Barboza also don't change levels or work out.of many ranges, actually they both prefer staying at mid range with limited body movement...Gotta go with Cerrone, Barbozas chin and lack of grappling make it the right pick. I think Barboza is an amazing athlete but not a smart one. He throws.beast.spinning back and hook kicks but I don't think Ive ever seen him set one or put it in a.combination, he just throws them. Cung Le is a good example in how to set up and work off of such techniques. Barboza has really strong hips though,.Cerrone might.not be able to get the takedown when/if he needs it, if he can walk Barboxa down and then mix it up, he will be able to get it though.

* Edited at 02.08.2014, 9:45 AM ET *

"If I have a goal, then it is to escape from this literalism. I'll never achieve it; in the same way that I'll never manage to describe what really dwells within my character, although I keep on trying."

jonnyboy6969
jonnyboy6969
  • Location: United States
  • Member Since: 2012.06.26
  • Predictions:  51,519  |  64.3%
  • Forum Posts:  327
  • Post Score: 148

02.09.2014 | 6:09 PM ET

This one could be a FOTY candidate.

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong Decision  

I hope Cowboy decides to keep this fight standing and give us a chance to see a historic stand up war.

"Fortune favors the bold."

grizzlyedwin
grizzlyedwin
  • Location: Florida
  • Member Since: 2013.03.15
  • Predictions:  1,256  |  60.5%
  • Forum Posts:  3,033
  • Post Score: 196

02.09.2014 | 6:15 PM ET

Historic stand up war?

If Cerrone keeps this standing Barboza's going to turn his thighs purple and black.
jonnyboy6969
jonnyboy6969
  • Location: United States
  • Member Since: 2012.06.26
  • Predictions:  51,519  |  64.3%
  • Forum Posts:  327
  • Post Score: 148

02.09.2014 | 6:37 PM ET

@grizzlyedwin I think it'd be a phenomenal stand up fight. I didn't say Cowboy would win the fight

Prediction: correct Cerrone   wrong Decision  

That said, I do believe Cowboy will win the fight and win the striking battle. If Varner can rock and finish Barboza I can imagine what Cowboy will do to him. As long as cowboy's aggressive and doesn't eat too many leg kicks early he should be able to land some big shots on the feet. Hes much better than Barboza everywhere else. Striking may be the only edge Barboza has in this one.

"Fortune favors the bold."

Live2wrestle
Live2wrestle
  • Location: In pursuit of Maeda's blazers
  • Member Since: 2011.01.22
  • Predictions:  21,831  |  63.5%
  • Forum Posts:  11,857
  • Post Score: 184

02.09.2014 | 6:52 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   correct Submission   correct Round 1  

Only advantage I see Barboza having is leg kicks, Cerrone has a much more diverse striking attack and is leagues better on the ground. Only problem is Cowboy can be erratic, if he comes in like his last 2 fights though and manages to not get curbstomped by a horse before the fight I think he will get the finish.

"She be curvin all the locals, must like foreigns and this is when I had the Martin, I was just like Lawrence so wassup"

ProdigyKid14
ProdigyKid14
  • Location: Michigan
  • Member Since: 2011.08.14
  • Predictions:  8,847  |  62.5%
  • Forum Posts:  5,902
  • Post Score: 152

02.09.2014 | 7:28 PM ET

Prediction: correct Cerrone   correct Submission   wrong Round 2  

Think Cowboy's got the better boxing game, I think that'll show in this fight. Cerrone's quite a bit better on the mat too.

"I fight em all. Men, women, children, ******** people, it doesn't matter. If you hit me, we're gonna fight. -Charles Bennett"

Page 2


You must be signed in to reply. Sign in or register to join the discussion.

As an anonymous reader, profanities and images are automatically removed from the forum.

  • MMA Junkie : Michael Chandler reveals how he'll beat Khabib, Gaethje if he gets UFC 254 replacement spot
  • MMAFighting.com : Photo: Tyron Woodley suffers broken rib in UFC Vegas 11 loss to Colby Covington
  • MMA Weekly : Take a look at every light heavyweight champion in UFC history
  • MMA Junkie : MMA's week out of the cage: Khabib Nurmagomedov turns 32, Sage Northcutt gets engaged
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Mackenzie Dern: ‘I definitely think I’m a contender to get the belt’
  • MMA Junkie : Randy Costa on his hair, that kick, and why you don't mess with 'The Zohan'
  • MMA Junkie : Tyson Nam wants to get out of shape, then take a shot at Joseph Benavidez
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Kevin Holland details Khamzat Chimaev run-in: ‘He called me the help’
  • MMA Junkie : Johnny Walker happy to win, but not happy with performance at UFC on ESPN+ 36
  • MMA Junkie : Dusko Todorovic vs. Dequan Townsend targeted for UFC event on Oct. 3
  • MMAFighting.com : Israel Adesanya, Paulo Costa face off in Abu Dhabi, keep it respectful before UFC 253
  • MMA Junkie : Donald Cerrone recaps 'worst performance I've ever had' after majority draw with Niko Price
  • MMA Junkie : 5 biggest takeaways from UFC on ESPN+ 36: Colby Covington's antics, Khamzat Chimaev's hype
  • MMAFighting.com : Video: Khamzat Chimaev wanted knockout to shut down constant comparisons to Khabib Nurmagomedov
  • MMA Weekly : UFC Vegas 11: Colby Covington vs. Tyron Woodley recap video
  • MMA Junkie : UFC on ESPN+ 36 rookie report: Grading the newcomers in Las Vegas
  • MMA Junkie : Tyron Woodley broke rib in TKO loss to Colby Covington at UFC on ESPN+ 36
  • MMAFighting.com : Donald Cerrone calls UFC Vegas 11 draw ‘the worst performance I’ve ever had’
  • MMA Weekly : Colby Covington: ‘I would love to fight Nick Diaz’
  • MMA Junkie : Callout Collection: Who UFC on ESPN+ 36 winners want next – and how likely they'll get them