Donald Cerrone managed to put on one of the most impressive performances of his career as he went to war with rising talent Alexander Hernandez.
What a way to return to your division, eh?
Donald Cerrone is one of the divisional greats at 155lbs but has been plying his trade as a welterweight in recent years – enjoying an impressive, but patchy run against the bigger men at 170lbs.
Coming up against Alexander Hernandez on the UFC Brooklyn prelims headliner last night, Cowboy seemed to test the rising-talent on his rough pre-fight trash-talk, taking him deep into the depths as both men went to war over the course of the fight’s two-round duration.
It really did seem like one of those fights that was always going to end in violent fashion – and when it did, it was the veteran that was applying the finishing touches. Catching Hernandez with a stunning head-kick, Cerrone applied some fight-ending pressure – forcing referee intervention.
Donald Cerrone looking as sharp as ever with a beautiful finish at #UFCBrooklyn 🙌
30 fights, 22 wins in the UFC… Stunning. pic.twitter.com/vlthyS4PFF
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Hernandez was a top-15 ranked fighter in the division and now, Cerrone will no doubt crack the rankings.
After taking home the record of most wins in the UFC history in his last outing, Donald further solidified his legend with a victory as memorable as any he has ever earned.
Cillian Cunningham, Pundit Arena