Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone – Fight, Stats, Highlights

Anthony Pettis and Donald Cerrone faced each other in the welterweight bout at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje, which took place on Saturday, May 9, 2020, inside the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL, USA. There were 13 fights on the card. You can view UFC 249 results and fight bonuses. UFC 249 card gave fight fans all they could ask for.

In the five-round main event, Anthony Pettis defeated Donald Cerrone in round 3 by Decision – Unanimous. Here is what happened in the fight —

Both fighters threw over 281 strikes combined in this fight, 261 of the strikes were significant strikes. Significant strikes refer to all strikes but don’t include small, short strikes in the clinch and on the ground. There were 9 takedown attempts between the two fighters. Let’s go through each fighter’s stats below.

Anthony Pettis full fight stats

Anthony Pettis landed 61% of all his strikes. There were 44 of 84 significant strikes to the head, 10 of 18 body shots, and 9 of 11 leg kicks. Anthony Pettis attempted 1 takedowns and landed 0. Here are all the strikes Anthony Pettis threw and landed against Donald Cerrone.

Strikes Thrown
81 of 133 (61%)
Significant Strikes
63 of 113 (56%)
Head Strikes
44
Body Strikes
10
Leg Strikes
9
Takedowns
0 of 1

The current UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC bout is 290.

Let’s take a look at how Donald Cerrone did against Anthony Pettis.

Donald Cerrone full fight stats

Donald Cerrone was firing at a 42% accuracy, throwing 148 strikes and landing 62. There were 62 significant strikes, 31 of 112 landing to the head, 18 of 22 shots to the body and 13 of 14 leg kicks. Donald Cerrone went for 8 takedowns and landed 2.

Strikes Thrown
62 of 148 (42%)
Significant Strikes
62 of 148 (42%)
Head Strikes
31
Body Strikes
10
Leg Strikes
13
Takedowns
2 of 8

Anthony Pettis won by Decision – Unanimous. The fight ended in round 3 at 5:00.

Results & Fight Totals

Event
UFC 249
Date
May 9, 2020
Fight
Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone
Winner
Anthony Pettis
Method
Decision – Unanimous
Fight End
Round 3 at 5:00
Total Strikes Thrown
281
Significant Strikes Thrown
261
Total Takedowns Attempted
9

Did you know: Max Holloway holds a UFC record over the most significant strikes landed in a single UFC match at 290. He also holds a UFC record for the most significant strikes landed in one round at 134. He achieved both records against Brian Ortega during his successful featherweight title defense on December 8, 2018, at UFC 231 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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