Date: February 21, 2016 at 09:00 PM ET

Venue: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States


MMA Fighter Information:         

Nickname: “Cowboy”                                     Donald Cerrone

Fights from the: Denver, Colorado              Current Rank: #9 LightW (Worldwide)

Height: 6’1” or 185 cm.                                  Record: 28 Wins, 6 losses, 0 Draw, 1NC

Wight: 170 lbs. or 77 kg                                 Age: 32

Reach: 73”                                                       Leg Reach: 40”

Important Information:

According to compiled results from his 29 fights:

8th winning streak

Knockout/TKO efficiency is below 20%

Submission effectiveness is above average

In terms of Decision the rating is below 30%

Total attempted strikes are high but below 50% successfully connected

Type of successful strikes is almost in standing position

Accuracy of significant strikes is below 50%

Overall strikes defended is above the average level

Total takedowns is above 50% but almost half of them successfully connected

In terms of grappling his expertise is on submissions

For the takedown defense he’s above 60%

15 win from submission, 7 triangle choke, 5 RNC, 3 armbar, and 5 by KO


Key Factor Analysis:

There is no doubt that Cowboy Cerrone is on the favor when it comes to analysis in this fight and his expertise is more on submissions as well as in striking but has small percentage in takedowns. In terms of reach he is shorter compared to Oliveira but more effective in attacking. Cerrone must focus on forcing his opponent to take submission while implementing his striking ability and this is to weaken and neutralize the power as well as the movements of Alex.


MMA Fighter Information:         

Nickname: “Cowboy”                                      Alex Oliveira

Fights from the: Brazil                                    Current Rank: #55 LightW (Worldwide)

Height: 5’11” or 180 cm.                                 Record: 13 Wins, 2 losses, 1 Draw, 1NC

Wight: 155 lbs. or 70 kg                                  Age: 27

Reach: 76”                                                        Leg Reach: 43”

Important Information:

According to compiled results from his 4 fights:

Best grappling technique is Arm triangle

Best striking technique is a Devastating power punch

Has won 9 round 1 finishes

9 win from KO and submission by 2 through 2 RNC

Knockout/TKO efficiency is too high compared to Cerrone

Submission percentage is too low as well as in Decision

Overall attempted strikes is too low compared to Cerrone

Form of successful strikes is above average level on standing position

When it comes to total strikes defended its only 50%

Overall takedowns is more effective compared to Cerrone

In terms of total takedowns percentage Cerrone and Oliveira are almost the same


Key Factor Analysis:

The odds are in favor of Cerrone but this another cowboy Oliveira has something to prove and has aces in winning the match. His opponent is specialist on striking and submissions, Oliveira must be aware for the striking attacks that will be considered a decoy to perform grappling then forcing submission. The striking power of Alex is remarkable so that it will be a great attack to weaken Cerrone as well as his movements to divert attacking ability to give way or right timing for the implementation of takedown for Cerrone.


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Donald Cerrone                                0.34

Alex Oliveira                                     -0.44

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