While it was a record win, it also put Cerrone back in the win column, snapping a three-fight losing streak, after losses to Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler and Darren Till.
Early on in the round, Medeiros looked to be getting the better of the exchanges as he landed a number of thudding leg kicks and some cuffing right hands, but midway through the opening five minutes Cerrone began to figure out the range and his lovely counter striking began to catch Medeiros increasingly.
The main event of UFC Fight Night: Cowboy vs. Medeiros featured one of the coolest moments you'll see inside an octagon. "Losing the last fight, it's going to be a blessing in disguise for me really just because when you get to a certain level every gym you go to you step in and the guys get caught up in that, so they quit learning, they stick to what they already know". In against the Englishman, a massive welterweight, Cerrone had looked terribly undersized and his decision to move back down was entirely understandable under the circumstances.
With two seconds remaining in the round, Cerrone (33-10) wobbled Medeiros with a straight right, which dropped him and he immediately pounded and finished him with strikes on the ground.
Cerrone lands a left on Medeiros.
In particular, Cerrone seems hellbent on a fight with Dagestan's Khabib Nurmagomedov, who will battle Tony Ferguson for the title at UFC 223 this April 7. You know what I'm saying?
In-between the co-main and main event, the UFC production team decided it would be a good idea to show Diaz, who was sat in the crowd, on camera.
-Derrick Lewis def. Marcin Tybura via TKO (round 3).
But for now, the biggest takeaway is that Cerrone isn't done.
However, Cerrone has never held UFC gold before. "Like I woke up at 168 [pounds] made weight easy".
"I'll just fight whoever they tell me". "They'll call me and tell me "We need you at 170" and I'll be like, 'OK'". "They all pay the same to me, so it don't matter what it is".
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She found a loophole where if she completed runs without falling, she could get enough points to qualify for the Olympic Games. Oh, and she says her grandparents are Hungarian.