Anthony Pettis vs. Donald Cerrone
An interesting lightweight tilt is up next, as rivals Anthony Pettis (13-2) and Donald Cerrone (19-4) finally lock horns. Pettis, the final WEC lightweight champion, returns after nearly a year on the sidelines following surgery. Robert Madrigal is the referee for this one.
Round 1: Cerrone looks to touch gloves, and Pettis will have none of it. Pettis fires off a right that connects to the chin of Cerrone, and Cerrone fires off a combo that knocks Pettis up against the fence. Cerrone with a knee as Pettis goes for a spinning kick. Cerrone with a kick, and Pettis lands a counter right. Pettis with a combo as he gets inside and close. Straight right from Pettis hits, as does a straight left. Two kicks to the body have Cerrone hurt, as does the knee to the body, and Pettis pushes himself off the cage for another kick. Pettis lands another kick right to the liver, and this one is over. Cerrone collapses to the ground and the ref steps in.
Anthony Pettis def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (kick, strikes) at 2:35 of Round 1