Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is back on the winning side of things. Sunday at UFC Fight Night 126 in Austin, Texas, Cerrone ended a three-fight skid with a big victory over a tough fighter, Yancy Medeiros.
UFC Fight Night 126 took place on a Sunday night. Thats a pretty tough time slot for those of us that had to work in the morning. Still, if you stayed up like I did and watched all 3 hours, you were treated to a great card, some amazing fights and highlight finishes.
When I saw that the main event was Donald Cerrone vs. Yancy Medeiros, I knew we were in for fireworks. I also knew that SOMEONE was going night-night. Both of these guys like to push forward and force the action. That’s exactly what happened at the UFC Fight Night 126 main event.
Early on in the first round, Medeiros looked slick, utilizing his awkward timing to throw Cerrone’s attack. However, it was just a matter of time until Cerrone, a world class striker round his range and timing. Toward the end of the first round Cerrone caught Medeiros on the chin and that was the beginning of the end for Medeiros as Cerrone pelted him with ground strikes, getting the finish with only 2 seconds left in the 1st round.
“I didn’t even know there were 10 seconds left either, just going for the finish,” Cerrone said. “You know, they call me, I say ‘where are we going,’ and that’s all I need to know.”
The win at UFC Fight Night 126 not only ends Cerrone’s 3 fight losing streak, but it was also Cerrone’s 20th win inside the Octagon tying him with former champions Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre for most in company history.
UFC Fight Night 126 Austin Full Results
Donald Cerrone def. Yancy Medeiros via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:58
Derrick Lewis def. Marcin Tybura via knockout (punches) – Round 3, 2:48
James Vick def. Francisco Trinaldo via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Curtis Millender def. Thiago Alves via knockout (knee) – Round 2, 4:17
Brandon Davis def. Steven Peterson via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 30-26)
Sage Northcutt def. Thibault Gouti via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Diego Ferreira def. Jared Gordon via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:58
Geoff Neal def. Brian Camozzi via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 2:48
Roberto Sanchez def. Joby Sanchez via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:50
Lucie Pudilova def. Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-27)
Alex Morono def. Josh Burkman via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:21
Andy Gonzalez is a coach at Aces Jiu Jitsu Club. He has earned his purple belt under Professor Mikal Abdullah. Follow Andy on Twitter at @GoGoGonzilla
Andy lives in Austin, Texas with his wife Amanda and their 3 beautiful children. Andy is also the father of a Marine who is honorably serving in the United States Marine Corps.