Justin Gaethje earns TKO win over Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone
Justin Gaethje is truly in the UFC lightweight title mix after convincingly dispatching Donald Cerrone inside a round at UFC Vancouver.
Both fighters were as aggressive as you would imagine with these two dynamic strikers.
Cowboy was more combination-heavy, throwing punches in bunches, mixed in with kicks to the body at range.
Gaethje went for power, chopping away at Cerrone’s legs with some hefty kicks, while throwing his punches with plenty of pep, but in singular shots.
Unfortunately Cerrone, power won out in Vancouver.
Cerrone went to launch another assault of combination punching, only for Gaethje to slip them and launch a counter right which knocked “Cowboy” down to the floor on all fours.
Gaethje followed up with more punches while Cerrone was down and appeared to appeal to the referee to stop the fight and prevent any further damage being done his downed, defenceless opponent.
The referee eventually steps in a to call the fight off, awarding the TKO victory to Gaethje.
UFC Vancouver: Donald Cerrone vs. Justin Gaethje full results
Lightweight: Justin Gaethje def. Donald Cerrone by TKO (punches) at 4:18 of round one
Light Heavyweight: Glover Teixeira def. Nikita Krylov by split decision Dafter three rounds
Heavyweight: Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes was ruled a No Contest (accidental eye poke) at 4:03 of round one
Catchweight: Tristan Connelly def. Michel Pereira by unanimous decision after three rounds
Middleweight: Uriah Hall def. Antônio Carlos Júnior by split decision after three rounds
Light Heavyweight: Misha Cirkunov def. Jimmy Crute by submission (Peruvian necktie) at 3:38 of round one
Heavyweight: Augusto Sakai def. Marcin Tybura by KO (punches) at 0:59 of round one
Bantamweight: Miles Johns def. Cole Smith by split decision after three rounds
Bantamweight: Hunter Azure def. Brad Katona by unanimous decision after three rounds
Featherweight: Chas Skelly def. Jordan Griffin by unanimous decision after three rounds
Bantamweight: Louis Smolka def. Ryan MacDonald TKO (punches) at 4:43 of round one
Lightweight: Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec by unanimous decision after three rounds