Clashing in the main event of today’s UFC Fight Night 132, Donald Cerrone and Leon Edwards provided a classic performance. Although they didn’t win the fight of the night honors, one particular moment was definitely brilliant…
Hoping to reboot his win streak in the UFC octagon, long-serving lightweight-come-welterweight Donald Cerrone faced rising prospect Leon Edwards in Singapore this morning.
Although it was a big step up in competition for the Englishman, ‘Rocky’ handled the pressure well. ‘Cowboy’ appeared motivated during fight week, perhaps more than we have seen in years, and came to fight in Singapore.
Snapping the cleaner punches, kicks, and elbows, Edwards controlled the early rounds, but mid-fight Cerrone came to life. Bloodied but not downed, Cerrone put in a gallant effort, the type fans of his can be proud of, win or lose.
One Particularly Epic Moment
Victorious on the scorecards, ‘Rocky’ managed to bloody up Cerrone early on after landing a clinch knee. From there it was well-placed punches and elbows that led to ‘Cowboy’ looking more like a ‘Walking Dead’ character.
Still, Cerrone pressed on, landing some hard strikes and a few takedowns too. There was, however, one particular moment that caught everyone’s attention.
Watch as Cerrone calls for some fifth-round carnage and Leon Edwards obliges:
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Gotta Love Some Cowboy
Questions do arise, though, about Cerrone’s future. It’s likely the Greg Jackson’s product won’t retire, but the time at welterweight so far has been very hit and miss. Could a move back to 155 pounds be on the cards for ‘Cowboy?’
As for Edwards, he called out some names after UFC Singapore including Jorge Masvidal. That actually sounds like a pretty good idea, or perhaps his fellow Brit Darren Till?
Here’s the full results list from UFC Fight Night 132: Cerrone vs. Edwards.
UFC Fight Night 132 Results List
Leon Edwards def. Donald Cerrone via unanimous decision (48-47 48-47 48-47)
Ovince Saint Preux def. Tyson Pedro by Submission (Kimura) 2:54 of Round 1
Jessica Eye def. Jessica-Rose Clark via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Li Jingliang def. Daichi Abe via unanimous decision (30-26, 30-27, 30-27)
Peter Yan def. Teruto Ishihara via TKO (punches) at 3:28 of Round 1
Song Yadong def. Felipe Arantes via KO (elbow and punches) at 4:59 of Round 2
Shane Young def. Rolando Dy via TKO (elbow and punches) at 4:40 of Round 2
Song Kenan def. Hector Aldana via TKO (punches) at 4:45 of Round 2
Jake Matthews def. Shinsho Anzai via technical submission (rear-naked choke) at 3:44 of Round 1
Yan Xiaonan def. Viviane Pereira via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Matt Schnell def. Naoki Inoue via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Ulka Sasaki def. Jenel Lausa via submission (rear-naked choke) at 4:04 of Round 2
Ji Yeon Kim def. Melinda Fabian via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)