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Donald Cerrone Finishes Mike Perry In Round 1 With An Armbar
A brief recap on the co-main event...
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone was victorious over Mike “Platinum” Perry. The fight took place this past Saturday, November 10th, at UFC Fight Night: Korean Zombie vs. Rodriguez. The fight took place in Denver, Colorado at the Pepsi Center.
With all the bad blood, it is no surprise that with the opening bell, there was no glove tap. Donald ducks a crisp right hand from Perry and they clinch up. Knees are violently traded. Cerrone softens up Perry with an inside leg kick; all the while Perry is looking for a big shot. The action continues in the same fashion. Toward the end of the round, Perry takes Cerrone down. Cerrone escapes and works to attack Perry’s back. Perry defends and Cerrone counters with a triangle. Perry defends by trying to slam Cerrone but ends up in a belly down arm bar. He is forced to tap. The finish came at 4:46 of round one.
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After the fight, Perry congratulated Cerrone on Twitter saying, “Good job @Cowboycerrone you broke my damn arm”.
Cerrone describes the finish at the media scrum as, “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.” He continues, “I felt it pop before I went belly down, so the rest was just tearing the chicken wing off, yeah. I was taking it home with me.”
This win places Donald Cerrone in the record books for the all-time leader in wins with a record of 21 wins and 15 finishes. Donald credits his son for the win saying, ”Having a baby changed me, I knew what I was fighting for before. I never knew before, but I felt it, man. It was like ‘Haww, you ain’t taking food out of my kid’s family,’ no way, no how.”
With so much bad blood leading up to the fight, it is nice to see that it lived up to the hype. It will be interesting to see what is next for Cerrone and Perry. Cerrone stated, “New Year’s card, that’d be cool. I’ll fight on Fight Pass, I don’t give a s**t, I’ll be the first fight of the night. 155, let’s go, let’s make a run, let’s do this. Let’s train hard, be focused, go get a motherf**king belt.” With all the hype around Mike Perry, I am sure we will see him in the Octagon again soon.