UFC: McGregor Knocks out Cerrone in 40 seconds
Conor McGregor emerged victorious in his first UFC match in over 15 months, with a technical 40 seconds knockout win over Veteran American Donald Cerrone at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The Irishman exploded into life from the first bell of the welterweight bout at UFC 246, charging at his opponent before bloodying his nose with several unorthodox shoulder strikes in the clinch.
McGregor then stepped back and a precision head kick high over the guard landed square on the jaw of Cerrone, who was also caught by a flying knee and crumpled to the mat as the Dubliner went for an early finish.
Cerrone was covered up as the rights and lefts rained down on him, prompting referee Herb Dean to call a halt to a brief one-sided contest within the first minute of the opening round.
McGregor improves his career professional record to 22-4 with 19 knockouts. Cerrone, the UFC’s all-time winningest fighter, drops to 36-14 in his professional career.
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