A welterweight fight between dangerous strikers Donald Cerrone and Mike Perry co-headlined tonight’s UFC Fight Night 139 even in Denver.
Donald Cerrone (33-11 MMA) entered tonight’s contest looking to rebound, this after suffering a unanimous decision loss to surging welterweight contender Leon Edwards at June’s UFC Fight Night event in Singapore. Prior to the setback, “Cowboy” was coming off a spectacular first-round finish of Hawaiian Yancy Medeiros.
Mike Perry started off tonight’s fight aggressively and actually ended up scoring a takedown on Donald Cerrone. However, much to the pleasure of the Denver crowd, “Cowboy” was able to reverse the position and eventually locked in an armbar submission which forced “Platinum” to tapout.
Check out how the pros reacted to Donald Cerrone submitting Mike Perry below:
He is one of the best humans on this planet. @Cowboycerrone
— Tim Kennedy (@TimKennedyMMA) November 11, 2018
For some reason, I thought Perry would be able to keep the fight standing the whole time. He initiated that last grappling exchange and ended up getting swept. Their UFC Unfiltered interview sold me a on stand-up, “Just Bleed” slobberknocker lol.#UFCDenver
— Aljamain Sterling (@FunkMaster_UFC) November 11, 2018
— The Mane Event™ (@EliasTheodorou) November 11, 2018
Atta boy @Cowboycerrone jumped out my seat!
— RudeBoyTM (@Troy_Mandaloniz) November 11, 2018
Good Work @Cowboycerrone Great Composure & Solid Submission -Champ Shit Only 💯 👊😎 Congrats 🇺🇸🏆🇲🇽
— Tony Ferguson (@TonyFergusonXT) November 11, 2018
— Colby Covington (@ColbyCovMMA) November 11, 2018
Following tonight’s win, Donald Cerrone declared that he will be returning to lightweight and is coming for current title holder Khabib Nurmagomedov.