Round 1: They meet in the middle. Martins misses with a right hand. Cerrone pushes him away. Martins delivers a kick to the body. Cerrone briefly looks for a takedown. He lands an outside leg kick. They both miss with right hands. Cerrone lands an outside leg kick. Cerrone delivers another outside leg kick. Martins just misses with a counter. Martins moves in with a jab and left hand. Cerrone continues to work the front leg of Martins. Martins hasn’t started checking them yet. He lands a counter left hand as Cerrone moved forward. Cerrone secures a takedown, but Martins quickly scrambles to his feet. Cerrone lands a front kick to the body. He continues to batter Martins’ lead leg. Cerrone delivers a right high kick that knocks Martins out. He’s out before he hits the ground. Cerrone doesn’t follow up with punches. It’s all over.
The official time of the knockout was 4:40 of the first round.
“I’m back man. I want to be a world champion, so I said, let’s take him down and see what he’s got. Why not? I wanted to do what I do best. You got to see the old cowboy with a little bit of the new. My goal is to be a champion. A lot of fighters say they can’t get fights. I’ll fight anyone, anytime. I want to fight in Baltimore and Dallas. I’m making another run for the belt. I’m right here. I want to fight six times this year, I’m right here!
“I knew he would land a kick to my head, but I didn’t see his move. I expected a toe-to-toe fight, but he caught me with a kick, so nothing to discuss on his victory. I just want to go home and check on what I did wrong tonight.”