Round 1: No touch of gloves between these two. Cerrone flips him the bird. Cerrone charges across the cage. He misses with a right hand. They clinch. Diaz peppers him with short left hands to the head. Cerrone lands a knee to the body so does Cerrone. They separate. Cerrone lands a right hand. Cerrone with an outside leg kick. Diaz lands a solid right hand. Diaz lands a left hand and a combination. Diaz landing often. Diaz talking to him. He lands a left hand. Cerrone answers with a leg kick. Diaz is picking Cerrone apart with boxing. Cerrone’s taken a lot of shots already. Cerrone lands a head kick and an outside leg kick. Diaz putting together combinations. Cerrone misses with a head kick and slips. He immediately gets up. The pace slows a bit. Diaz lands a three punch combination. Diaz is putting on a boxing clinic. They clinch and the bell sounds. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.
Round 2: Diaz goes back to boxing. Cerrone lands a solid leg kick. Cerrone throws a high knee that’s blocked. Cerrone lands a leg kick that sweeps Diaz’ leg. They nearly take each other’s back before separating. Diaz winning the boxing and Cerrone doing damage to his legs. Diaz with a combination. Cerrone lands a head kick that knocks Diaz down. Cerrone lets him up. He lands an outside leg kick taking Diaz’ legs out. Diaz with a right hand. Cerrone answers with a right of his own. Diaz lands a left hook. Diaz goes back to his boxing and lands often with jabs. Cerrone trips him and lets him up. Diaz lands a combination. Cerrone lands an uppercut and sweeps Diaz’s leg. Diaz lands a right hand that wobbles Cerrone. Cerrone is bleeding from the nose and mouth. Diaz with a combination to the head and body at the bell. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.
Round 3: Diaz is landing his combinations again. Cerrone goes back to leg kicks. Diaz lands a combination and a right hand followed by a kick to the body. Diaz lands a three punch combination. Cerrone can’t get out of the way of Diaz’ punches. Cerrone lands a knee to the body and then a leg kick. Cerrone goes back to leg kicks. Diaz is starting to check them. Diaz lands a combination to the body and head. Cerrone sweeps his legs and lets him up. Solid knee to the body by Cerrone. They’re slugging it out with Diaz getting the better of the exchanges. Cerrone sweeps his legs again and lets him up. Diaz with two right hands. Cerrone lands a glancing left hook. A minute remaining and Diaz lands a combination. Cerrone goes for a flying knee that Diaz blocked. Diaz lands a series of punches. Cerrone lands another head kick. He sweeps Diaz’ legs. Diaz gets up and they slug it out to the bell. MMAWeekly.com scores the round 10-9 for Diaz.