Cerrone came in strong and ended a three-fight losing streak with a TKO win at the 4:58 mark of the first round over Medeiros. This left many observers of the sport wondering just how much he had left in the tank.
UFC Fight Night 126 drew a crowd of 10,502 to the Frank Erwin Center located on the University of Texas at Austin campus. However, "Cowboy" rocked the Hawaiian and made him hit the canvas with a mighty right hand and eventually landed his follow up shots on the ground, forcing referee Herb Dean to swiftly stop the round with only two seconds to go.
Early on in the round, Medeiros looked to be getting the better of the exchanges as he landed a number of thudding leg kicks and some cuffing right hands, but midway through the opening five minutes Cerrone began to figure out the range and his attractive counter striking began to catch Medeiros increasingly.
"Right now I'm looking at Barboza, I think Barboza is a great fight, a really good matchup for me". Remember Conor McGregor? Yeah, he remains in the lightweight picture.
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After the fight, Cerrone revealed he still has big ambitions for his UFC career, as he confirmed he intends to move back to 155 pounds.
"A lot of people know my coach Robert Follis passed away about a month and a half ago so right now I'm in the rebuilding of my camp process before I get another fight going", Lee said. Always the company man, Cerrone has constantly put the UFC's best interests ahead of his own.
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The fighter, surprised by his competitor's generosity, smiled, gave him a high five and a hug, and they went back to fighting. This could be a huge benefit for Cerrone after a tough year or so, being able to face opponents more suited to his size while learning from his losses and most recent wins at welterweight. MMA fans have short memories and have already forgotten about his three straight defeats. But for starters, Cerrone confirms he's moving back to 155.