UFC’s 25th-anniversary fight card in Denver Colorado didn’t quite go as planned for Platinum Mike Perry, who suffered his third defeat in four fights at the hands of veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone.
Two of the rosters most entertaining fighters, Cerrone and Perry went to war in the co-main event in Denver and despite the pair being known for their stand-up, it was the veteran “Cowboy” who got the victory through a submission in the first round.
Perry got caught in an armbar late in the first round and despite starting the fight in promising fashion, securing a takedown in the first couple of minutes, it was the veteran Cerrone who secured the submission victory.
Following the fight, Perry who has now lost three of his last four in the UFC, took to Twitter to explain that Cerrone actually broke his arm during the bout.
Good job @Cowboycerrone you broke my damn arm
— Platinum Mike Perry (@PlatinumPerry) November 11, 2018
This injury will likely mean that Perry will be spending a significant period of time out of the octagon.
Victory meant that Cerrone became the UFC’s all-time wins leader, as well as its all-time leader in finishes, in what’s been a historic career thus far.
Cerrone explained just how the submission came together during a post-fight media scrum.
“Once I’d seen the clock, there was 30 seconds left, the monitor was right above me,” he said. “I was like, oh I better spin for this armbar, so I did. He should have rolled the other way out of it, I don’t know why he didn’t. I was like ‘Pfft, gotcha!’ So I went belly down on it, I was just gonna take it until the referee pulled me off.”
“I felt it pop before I went belly down,” Cerrone said with a smile. “So the rest was just tearing the chicken wing off, yeah. I was taking it home with me.”