The Octagon returns to Las Vegas tonight for UFC 246, a pay-per-view event headlined by a welterweight fight between Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone.
Conor McGregor will be returning to the cage for the first time since UFC 229 in October of 2018, where he suffered a fourth round submission loss to bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov in his bid to reclaim the promotions lightweight title.
Prior to the setback, ‘Mystic Mac’ was coming off back-to-back wins over Eddie Alvarez and Nate Diaz respectively.
The Irish superstar has not competed at welterweight since UFC 202 in August of 2016, when he defeated the aforementioned Nate Diaz by way of majority decision.
Meanwhile, Donald Cerrone will enter UFC 246 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’ had put together a three-fight win streak which included victories over Mike Perry, Alexander Hernandez and Al Iaquinta.
Round one of the UFC 246 main event begins and Conor McGregor comes forward with a huge left that partially connects. Cerrone’s nose is a mess. McGregor with a head kick. Cerrone is down. Ground and pound. It is all over!
HE. IS. BACK.
— UFC (@ufc) January 19, 2020
Official UFC 246 Result: Conor McGregor def. Donald Cerrone via KO in Round 1
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This article first appeared on BJPENN.com January 18, 2020
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