DENVER, CO - NOVEMBER 10: (R-L) Donald Cerrone attempts to submit Mike Perry in their welterweight ... <+> bout in the time of the UFC Fight Night occasion inside Pepsi Center on November 10, 2018 in Denver, Coloraperform. (Picture by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

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Donald Cerrone moved to welterweight in 2016. That adjust came after he lost a lightweight title fight to Rafael dos Anjos in late 2015. Cerrone was unsure if he would stay at 170 pounds, yet after he went 4-0 through 4 finishes, Cerrone had to be reasoning the move had actually phelp off, particularly considering that he had actually won 3 fight-night bonus awards in the time of that stretch.

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Things abruptly went south for Cerrone in January 2017 once Jorge Masvidal knocked him out 60-secs right into their meeting on the UFC on FOX 23 card. When Cerrone lined up against Mike Perry in November 2018, he was on a 1-4 run and not all that much removed from the initially losing schild of his MMA career. Cerrone needed a win.

The odds favored Perry in this matchup. Perry, who was coming off a split decision win over Paul Felder, was a -205 favorite over Cerrone, that was coming off a decision loss to Leon Edwards, was a +165 underdog.

The fight was a bit of a grudge match. Not so much in between the fighters, however between Cerrone and Jackson-Wink MMA. That gym, which Cerrone had trained with for a lengthy time, made a decision it wanted to job-related via Perry rather of Cerrone. With that, Cerrone separation via his coaches.

Cerrone seemed to wait on Perry to launch a powerful striking assault. Instead, Perry dealt with via a calmness we weren’t supplied to seeing inside the octagon. When Perry determined to shot for a takedown late in the round, it was shocking. What wasn’t a surpclimb was that the attempt failed.

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Cerrone, who is a superb ground fighter, functioned to secure a entry, but he slipped off Perry’s back. That didn’t deter Cerrone in the least, and also he quickly switched to an armbar, which he locked in. With that, Perry was forced to tap.

The fight ended at the 4:46 mark of Round 1 and earned Cerrone one more post-fight bonus award.

After that win, Cerrone went back to lightweight. The former lightweight title challenger is 2-2 in the time of his current run at 155 pounds. He is coming off two TKO losses in his two a lot of recent fights.

At UFC 246, Cerrone looks to play spoiler once he meets Conor McGregor in a welterweight matchup in the primary event of the ESPN+ streaming pay-per-see card, which takes place at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Before that fight takes area, watch Cerrone submit Mike Perry in the first round of their matchup.

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