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 was all Conor McGregor who put Donald Cerrone away with ground and pound in just 40 seconds, this after dropping ‘Cowboy’ with a head kick.
Official UFC 246 Result: Conor McGregor def. Donald Cerrone via KO at :40 of Round 1
Check out how the pros reacted to Conor McGregor dominating Donald Cerrone in tonight’s UFC 246 main event below:
I set records on these heads .
— Nathan Diaz (@NateDiaz209) January 19, 2020
I haven't been amazed in a Long time and Connor just made me say wow AGAIN
— Rumble Johnson (@Anthony_Rumble) January 19, 2020
Too easy for this guy! @TheNotoriousMMA
— Dominick Reyes (@DomReyes) January 19, 2020
— Stephen Thompson (@WonderboyMMA) January 19, 2020
One thing for sure , Conor comes out ready to put people away! Supreme killer instinct #UFC246
— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 19, 2020
Conor vs Masvidal next , biggest option for UFC
— Ben Askren (@Benaskren) January 19, 2020
I like Conor but I don’t see him beating Usman. Usman is huge! He has the range and he’s strong. #UFC246
— Tatiana Suarez (@tatianaufc) January 19, 2020
Who would you like to see Conor McGregor fight next following his KO victory over Donald Cerrone at tonight’s UFC 246 event in Las Vegas? Sound off in the comments section PENN Nation!
This article first appeared on BJPENN.com January 18, 2020
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