A key welterweight bout between Donald Cerrone and Jorge Masvidal served as the co-main event of tonight’s UFC on FOX 23 fight card in Denver, Colorado.
Round one begins and Cerrone misses with a low kick to start. Cowboy with a nice follow up kick to the body. He lands a left jab. Masvidal returns fire but misses. Jorge with a left hand. Cerrone replies with an inside low kick. Cerrone misses with a hook but lands another leg kick. Masvidal with a right and Cerrone lands a nice left. Good quick start to this one. Jorge throws a front kick to the body. Cerrone fires back with a stiff jab and then a leg kick. Masvidal goes over the top with a right hand and Cerrone circles out. Another good leg kick from Donald. Both fighters land solid jabs. Jorge with a good left hand. Cerrone circles and then comes forward with a leg kick. He shoots in but Masvidal stuffs the attempted takedown. The fighters stand and exchange strikes in the middle of the octagon. Masvidal lands a nice combination. He throws a spinning kick that partially lands on the body of Cowboy. Cerrone with a right hand and then a leg kick. Masvidal replies with a left and then a leg kick of his own. Jorge applying pressure now. He lands a nice kick and then a right hand that drops Donald. Masvidal follows up with fround and pound but the horn sounds just as the fight looked to be over. Herb Dean says we will see a second round. Wow.
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— UFC (@ufc) January 29, 2017
Round two begins and Masvidal lands an early right. He presses Donald against the fence and works some knees. Cerrone circles off. Jorge rushes after him and lands another solid shot the clips Cerrone. Donald drops but gets back up. Masvidal is all over him with body shots against the cage. The referee has seen enough and steps in. Huge win for Masvidal.