Cowboy Cerrone Pulls Off Late First Round Finish Over Yancy Medeiros

UFC Fight Night 126 results Donald Cerrone stops Yancy Medeiros with two seconds left in first

Medeiros came out firing on all cylinders against Cerrone, looking to make this another "Fight of the Night" contender but wasn't able to keep up the pace against Cerrone, who ate some powerful shots in order to dish out some punishment of his own. Cerrone seems to land and mediros slips and falls to the mat, but Cerrone lets him up and gives him a huge before they get back to it. 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.

Speaking after the bout, Cerrone said he had no idea it was that late in the round and that he's still the man the UFC need to call if they need a last-minute replacement for any upcoming fight cards. "I bit down on my mouthpiece and said let's go", he told Jimmy Smith after being announced as the victor. He also managed to break the record for most finishes in UFC history.

The main event of the evening is underway in Austin, Texas!

In-between the co-main and main event, the UFC production team decided it would be a good idea to show Diaz, who was sat in the crowd, on camera.

With ten seconds left in the first round, it looked like prospect Medeiros would have time on his side to last until the next. Incredibly, Medeiros, having just been knocked to the canvas by a Donald Cerrone right hand, even jumped the fence and embraced Cerrone's beloved grandmother. Could we potentially see a Donald Cerrone vs. Nate Diaz rematch in 2018, a fight seven years in the making?

"I just believed in myself", Lewis said afterwards.

The sportsmanship between the two fighters escalated to even higher levels immediately following the stoppage.

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