A welterweight bout featuring former lightweight standouts Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone headlined tonight’s UFC 246 event in Las Vegas.
McGregor was returning to the cage for the first time since UFC 229 in October of 2018, where he had suffered a fourth round submission loss to Khabib Nurmagomedov in his bid to reclaim the promotions lightweight title.
Prior to his setback to ‘The Eagle’, ‘Mystic Mac’ was coming off back-to-back wins over Eddie Alvarez and Nate Diaz respectively.
Meanwhile, Donald Cerrone entered UFC 246 also looking to rebound, this after suffering back-to-back TKO losses to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson in his most recent efforts.
Prior to the skid, ‘Cowboy’ was riding a three-fight win streak, which included victories over Mike Perry, Alexander Hernandez and Al Iaquinta.
Tonight’s UFC 246 main event proved to be all Conor McGregor. The Irishman came out guns blazing and ended up knocking Cerrone down with a head kick. From there, ‘Mystic Mac’ promptly wrapped things up with ground and pound.
Official UFC 246 Result: Conor McGregor def. Donald Cerrone via KO at :40 of Round 1
Following the conclusion of this evening’s headliner, Conor McGregor spoke to UFC commentator Joe Rogan in his post-fight interview.
Here is what the Irish superstar had to say:
“Yea I changed levels and came into it so it was a good shot. Ireland baby! It’s feels good Joe. I made history here tonight. Add that to my record, I’m the first fighter in UFC history to secure knockout victories at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight. That’s three weight divisions. So I am very very proud of that.”
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com January 18, 2020
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