Tonight’s UFC Fight Night Rodriguez vs. Waterson event has taken hit after hit as fights have dropped off for a multitude of reasons. The fight card still looks like a very good one as Michelle Waterson ranked 10th and Marina Rodrigues ranked 8th, square off in the 5 round main event at a catchweight of 125-pounds. In the co-main event, Donald “Cowboy ” Cerrone faces off with Alex Morono at welterweight.
Cerrone ties Jim Miller for the most appearances in the UFC and has a long list of statistics that he leads the promotion in. Cerrone (36-15) needs a win badly as he is coming off of a no contest and 4 previous losses. Morono (18-7) is coming off of an exciting fight but a loss to Anthony Pettis. This is how the welterweight battle went down, including round by round scoring from MyMMANews.com.
Morono comes out looking for the home run with an overhand right and Cerrone ducks it and now they are clenched against the cage. Finally back to the center of the cage. Morono is throwing bombs and just missed with the left head kick. Good knee to the body from the Cowboy. Morono still looking to throw big strikes as Cerrone look for openings. Morono with a trip and throws Cerrone down but steps back and lets the fight get to the feet. Nice right from Morono and Cerrone back with a jab and these guys are exchanging. Cerrone is hurt as Murano lands a big right hand and now it’s pouring it on with some knees and lefts and rights as Cerrone is bleeding and fading and that’s the end of the fight with 20 seconds left in the first round, the referee stops the fight.
Official decision: Alex Morono victorious via Round 1 TKO (strikes) at 4:40
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