Donald Cerrone scored a first-round TKO of Yancy Medeiros in the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night event in Austin, Texas.
Cerrone (33-10, 20-7 UFC), who has fought more times in the UFC/WEC than any other fighter in history, ended a three-fight winning streak at 170 pound for Makaha’s Medeiros, who dropped to 15-5 overall and 6-5 in the UFC.
Cerrone’s 20 wins are tied for the most in UFC history and his 14 wins via stoppage are also tied for the most in company history.
“I knew Yancy was the guy to do it (against),” Cerrone said in a postfight interview. “He was willing to stand there and bring it.”
Medeiros landed the first strike of the fight but was knocked down two minutes into the first. He got back up, smiled at Cerrone, and the two hugged before resuming the fight.
Cerrone started to land frequently in the later half of the first round and pinpointed an overhand right square on the jaw of Medeiros that floored him. Cerrone threw a couple of haymakers on the ground but Medeiros was unable to defend himself and referee Herb Dean stopped the fight at 4 minutes, 58 seconds.
I didn’t even know it was 10 seconds left either,” Cerrone said. “I was just going for the finish. That’s what Yancy and I both go for.”
Medeiros became the fifth fighter with Hawaii ties to headline a UFC event.