Mexican bantamweight contender Yair Rodriguez knocked out Korean Zombie Chan Sung Jung in the fifth round via an elbow shot with just 1-second left on the clock. This knockout is even more spectacular because Yair was behind on every judge’s scorecards. But that magical knockout got him yet another highlight reel.
The co-main event headliner Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone who is coming off of his own submission win over Mike Perry gave his thoughts over the crazy main event knockout.
“What a fuc*ing finish, Dude !! love that kid[Yair Rodriguez], he is like my brother, I…[explecite] train with him so many times and I am almost more excited for him”
“Dude…What BOOM!!! [talking about the elbow knockout] Come on...!!”
— MMA Junkie (@MMAjunkie) November 11, 2018
“I ran into the cage and they thought I was Khabib in there, and I was trying to get my hug and halfway through the hug, I thought I would get blood on my $1200 jacket and I thought I wanna step back a little bit”
Cowboy submitted Perry in the first round with just 14-seconds left on the clock. Scoring his 21st Octagon win in his UFC career at the Pepsi Center in Colorado, Cerrone became the all-time record holder for wins and finishes in the UFC.