Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price – Preview & Matchup Analysis

UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley is scheduled to take place on Saturday, September 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA. In one of the matchups on the fight card, Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone will take on Niko “The Hybrid” Price in the Welterweight Bout. You can view the full UFC Fight Night 178 card.

In this post, we will break down Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price matchup. Let’s take look at the fighter’s ages, their height, records, reach, fight stats and more below ⤵

The 39-year-old, Donald Cerrone is coming in with a 36-15-0 (1 NC) record. Cerrone will be fighting for the first time since a loss via unanimous decision against Anthony Pettis at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje in May.

Price, meanwhile, is coming off a KO/TKO loss against Vicente Luque on May 9, 2020 at UFC 249: Ferguson vs. Gaethje and holds a 14-4-0 (1 NC) record.

Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price
6′ 1″
6′ 0″
155 lbs.
170 lbs.
36-15-0 (1 NC)
14-4-0 (1 NC)

Donald Cerrone has an orthodox fighting stance with a 73″ reach. The 33-year-old, Niko Price is an orthodox fighter with a 76″ reach. An orthodox fighter stands with their left side forward and jabs with their left hand, the southpaw fighter is the opposite, southpaw stands with their right side forward and jabs with their right hand. In most cases, orthodox fighters are right-handed, if you are left-handed, then you fight southpaw.

Donald Cerrone:
→ Cerrone’s striking accuracy is 46%.
→ Cerrone lands 4.33 significant strikes per minute.
→ Cerrone’s takedown accuracy is 35%.
→ Cerrone’s takedown average is 1.23 per 15 minutes.
→ Cerrone’s takedown defense is 73%.

Cerrone comes in with 46% striking accuracy, typically landing about 4.33 significant strikes every minute. On the other side, Price fires at 38% accuracy, landing about 4.32 significant strikes per minute. Donald Cerrone also has a 35% takedown accuracy and on average gets around 1.23 takedowns every 15 minutes, compared to Price’s 1.08 takedowns and 61% takedown accuracy.

Niko Price:
→ Price’s striking accuracy is 38%.
→ Price lands 4.32 significant strikes per minute.
→ Price’s takedown accuracy is 23%.
→ Price’s takedown average is 1.08 per 15 minutes.
→ Price’s takedown defense is 61%.

Niko spent on average 6:19 minutes in the Octagon and Donald has an average fight time of 9:44 minutes.

This looks like an fun matchup, at least on paper. UFC Fight Night 178 is live in , who do you think will win, Donald or Niko? Sound off in the comments.

Event Name
UFC Fight Night 178: Covington vs. Woodley
September 19, 2020
Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
Donald Cerrone vs. Niko Price

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