Donald Cerrone snapped his losing streak with an emphasis tonight in Texas, as he finished Yancy Medeiros in the first round of their main event.
The pair came out as many suspected, with bad intentions and a fast pace. While both traded heavy shots, it was Cerrone — the traditional slow starter — who landed the telling blows, dropping Medeiros to the canvas on a couple of occasions.
The finish came late in the first, with the round drawing to a close, the pair got in the pocket and started throwing strikes, only for Cerrone to connect with a right on the chin that dropped the Hawaiian to the canvas. A few punches later, and the fight was called to a close.
It’s Cerrone’s first win in four fights, having suffered losses to a few top names in a row. It also makes him tied with the most finishes in UFC history.
Buzzer Beater! Cowboy Cerrone crumbles Yancy Medeiros right at the end of the first round for the win! #UFCAustin https://t.co/FNKDO2M4PZ
— FOX Sports: UFC (@UFCONFOX) February 19, 2018