Round 1: Stephens checks a leg kick from Cerrone. He delivers one in return. Cerrone moves in with a combination that ended with an outside leg kick. They exchange leg kicks. Cerrone lands a kick to the body. Stephens misses with a counter right hand. Cerrone’s hands are low. Stephens delivers an outside leg kick. Cerrone moves in with a punch and lands a leg kick at the end of he combination. Cerrone looked for a takedown. Cerrone using his reach well. He moves in and lands an uppercut. Cerrone mixing up his strikes well. Stephens slips while throwing a kick. Cerrone let him up. Cerrone misses with a flying knee. He lands a knee as Stephens moved in. Cerrone delivered a flying knee at the bell. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone.
Round 2: They take the center of the cage. Cerrone lands a leg kick. Stephens swinging form the outside but can’t get inside on Cerrone. Cerrone misses with a spinning back elbow. He lands an uppercut. Stephens is backing away. He shoots for a takedown and Cerrone stuffs it. Stephens presses forward with punches but Cerrone simply moves away. Cerrone is in complete control. Stephens is just covering up. Stephens is cut below his left eye from last round. Cerrone chopping down the lead leg of Stephens. He buckles Stephens with an outside leg kick. Cerrone is pickng him apart. He drops down and takes Stephens down with a double leg. Stephens lands a glancing up kick. The round ends. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone.
Round 3: Stephens face shows the damage done. Cerrone lands a hard kick to the groin. Stephens is taking time to recover. Cerrone got cut on top of his head in two places at the end of last round from elbows from the bottom by Stephens. Stephens is up walking around. It’s been a couple of minutes. The fight is restarted. Cerrone goes back to combinations ended in leg kicks. Cerrone delivers a knee to the body as Stephens closed the distance. Cerrone lands a leg kick and pushes Stephens to the ground. He lets him up. Stephens is swinging for the fences but coming up with air thus far. Two minutes remain. Stephens complains about his left eye which is basically swollen closed. He continues to fight. Cerrone lands a heavy inside leg kick. Cerrone lands a combination to the body and legs. Stephens misses with a flying knee. Stephens wings punches and Cerrone couters his misses as ime expires. MMAWeekly scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone.
All three judges scored the fight 30-27 for Donald Cerrone by unanimous decision.