UFC on FOX 11 Results: Donald Cerrone Mounts Comeback, Chokes Out Edson Barboza

April 19, 2014
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Donald 'Cowboy' CerroneDonald Cerrone and Edson Barboza went into Saturday night’s UFC on FOX 11 bout at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla., each looking to take another step up the ladder towards title content.

Cerrone is notoriously a slow starter, but he had no choice against Barboza, who came out swinging and rocked Cerrone early with a hard right hand. Cerrone recovered, but whether it was his notorious slow start or being stunned, Barboza took control of the fight with his quicker hands and well-timed combinations.

Just as it appeared that Barboza might run away with the fight, Cerrone stole it back.

Cerrone shot out a jab that sent Barboza’s eyes shooting upwards and his body falling to the mat. Instead of finishing with a flurry of punches, Cerrone locked onto Barboza’s back. He sunk in a rear naked choke, and just like that, Barboza went from running away with the fight to running out of daylight, tapping out 3:15 of the opening round.

Cerrone has now won three consecutive bouts, all finishes.

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  • battle ready

    Cowboy is always exciting. Love the fighters who show up to fight and not to point it out.