Top UFC lightweight contender Justin Gaethje knocked out Donald Cerrone at the Rogers Arena in Edmonton, Canada in the first round at UFC Fight Night 158.
Gaethje started the fight with his kicks and kept Cerrone off of him and then beat him to the punch with his boxing and then with less than one minute remaining on the clock, Gaethje knocked Cerrone down with a hard right and then followed up with a flurry of punches until the referee had to step in and stop the fight.
This was the third straight first-round finish for Gaethje. After the fight, Gaethje embraced Cerrone in the post-fight interview. After the fight, he called out the winner of Tony Ferguson vs Khabib Nurmagomedov.
“The Irishman’s [Conor McGregor] retired, I want a real fighter,” said Gaethje. “I want the winner of Tony and Khabib.