Donald Cerrone found himself in trouble seconds into the fight, but he turned things around and ended it all in the first round.
Just as the fight started, Cerrone got caught and wobbled by a combination from Edson Barboza. From there, Barboza turned his volume of strikes up and tried to change levels constantly to confuse Cerrone. Cerrone kept his composure and remained calm, looking to land that one big shot.
Donald Cerrone dropped Edson Barboza with a straight left jab. Barboza was stunned and could not get back to his feet right away, so Cerrone did what he does best and hopped on the back of his opponent to try and lock up a submission. Cerrone got the hooks in and forced Barboza to submit to a rear naked choke!
Donald Cerrone is currently riding a three fight win-streak and likely earned himself another bonus tonight.
Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza by way of Submission (RNC) 3:15 of Round 1