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Justin Gaethje stuns Donald Cerrone with first round stoppage

“The Irishman’s retired, I want a real fighter. I want the winner of Tony and Khabib,” he said afterwards.

ufc-fight-night-cowboy-vs-gaethje Justin Gaethje is named winner over Donald Cerrone at UFC Fight Night in Vancouver. Source: Mike Mastrandrea

JUSTIN GAETHJE SEALED a first-round TKO win over Donald Cerrone in the main event of UFC Fight Night in Vancouver last night.

A big right and a series of follow-up punches forced the end of the much-anticipated meeting, despite the referee’s apparent reluctance to make the call. 

The pair are former sparring partners and good friends.

The so-called ‘Highlight’ goes to 21-2 and has positioned himself for a lucrative showdown with Conor McGregor, if and when the Dubliner makes a return to the game. 

“The Irishman’s retired, I want a real fighter,” said Gaethje afterwards however. “I want the winner of Tony and Khabib.”

In the co-main event,  Glover Teixeira earned a split decision win against Nikita Krylov.  Todd Duffee’s heavyweight fight with Jeff Hughes was ruled a no contest in the first round because of an eye poke to Duffee.

Misha Cirkunov submitted Jim Crute in the first round and middleweight Uriah Hall took a split decision over Antonio Carlos Jr.  

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