Ultimate Fighting Championship fan favorite Donald Cerrone can set a new UFC record next month if he can defeat Leon Edwards UFC Fight Night 132 from Singapore Indoor Stadium in Kallang, Singapore.
Cerrone currently has 20 wins inside the Octagon, a record he shares with two former champions in Georges St. Pierre and Michael Bisping. His appearance in Singapore will also mean he edges closer to another impressive UFC record for most career fights inside the Octagon. Cerrone currently has 27 appearances and is closing in on the record that is currently shared between veterans Jim Miller and Michael Bisping, who both have 29 appearances.
“I’m just going out there for the win,” he stated to Channel News Asia. “Winning the record for the most wins just comes with it, but it’s pretty cool … I’m excited about it.”
It’s not going to be easy for Cerrone, who only recently broke a three-fight losing streak against Yancy Medeiros in February. His opponent in Edwards goes into this fight full of confidence riding a five-fight winning streak dating back to May 2016. Edwards has defeated Dominic Waters, Albert Tumenov, Vicente Luque, Bryan Barberena, and most recently Peter Sobotta at UFC Fight Night 127 in London. While Edwards has not fought the same caliber of fighters as Cerrone, he believes he’ll have too much for the seasoned veteran when they clash in Singapore.
“He has more wins than I have fights but make no mistake, I’m going up there to put this man away. I’m young, I’m hungry,” Edwards told reporters.
Cerrone’s recent win over Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 126 was his first since December 2016, when he knocked out Matt Brown with a head kick at UFC 206.
Cerrone has stated in the past he doesn’t watch tapes of his opponents, but admitted yesterday he’s been doing his homework on Edwards and sees weaknesses in his game he will look to exploit.
“Every fight I’ve seen of Leon’s he kind of gets tired and burns out towards the end of the round,” Cerrone said. “I get stronger and faster as the rounds go on so the deeper in the quicksand he pulls me, the worse it is for him.”