Prior to last night, Donald Cerrone had lost his last three fights making 2017 a year to forget for arguably the busiest fighter in UFC. He lost to Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler, and Darren Till in the same calendar year.
The Cowboy's last win in the UFC came at UFC 206 in December 2016 when he defeated Matt Brown via a head kick knockout. That all changed last night however when he faced Yancy Medeiros inside the Octagon in the main event UFC Fight Night 126.
Cerrone finally broke his losing streak with a win against Medeiros at the Frank Erwin Center in Austin, Texas on Sunday night, winning the fight via TKO through punches, his first win in over 14 months.
It was a win The Cowboy was desperate for, and unfortunately for Frisson, he would be the victim. The victory came with two seconds left in the first round at UFC Austin, as Cerrone punched Medeiros to the canvas before plummeting more punches in before the official Herb Dean stopped the fight.
It was a historic win for the American as well, as it was his 20th career UFC win, which ties him with Georges St-Pierre and Michael Bisping for the most in the company's history.
Cerrone didn't know that there was so little time remaining in the round when he achieved the victory, as he said in his post-fight interview, according to MMA Fighting: “Yeah I was like, ‘let’s go.’ I didn’t even know there was 10 seconds left either, just going for the finish.”
The fight was a feisty affair straight out of the gates, as both fighters were able to land strikes. Cowboy launched body kicks early, and Frisson responded with a left hook. Cerrone landed a stiff left that briefly dropped Medeiros, but backed up and allowed his opponent to recover.
Then, as you can see in the video further up in this article, Cerrone cashed in with a solid flurry near the end of the round and followed it up with heavy ground strikes on Medeiros to get the finish he desired, snapping his three-fight losing streak in the process.
Cerrone now has a professional MMA record of 33-10 with one no contest, while Medeiros has dropped to 15-5. He now slides back down the welterweight ladder.
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