Ahead of his return to the UFC octagon against Al Iaquinta this weekend, relive one of Donald Cerrone’s most entertaining victories.
Long before those cage-doors closed, it was clear that the mutual respect that existed between Cowboy and his opponent Yancy Medeiros was going to result in a high-octane display of violence once fight-night came around.
As friends and genuine fans of each other outside of their pairing, both men wore smiles on their faces as they geared up to throw hands and when the time came for them to do so, the end result was a superb battle while it lasted.
Yancy was fresh off of a Fight of the Year win over Alex Oliveira and was no doubt looking to continue that surge of momentum by taking home the scalp of his second ‘Cowboy’ on the trot.
In the end, Cowboy was able to figure out the timing of his Hawaiian adversary – putting him away in the final seconds of the first-round.
With the future hall-of-famer set to step in there with #4-ranked lightweight contender Al Iaquinta in the UFC Ottawa headliner this weekend, relive his thrilling showdown with Medeiros and the admirable showcase of respect and relentless action that came with it.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena