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UFC Vancouver: Justin Gaethje Puts Away Donald Cerrone

Justin Gaethje took another step toward a title shot tonight at UFC Vancouver, by taking out Donald Cerrone in the opening round.

Justin Gaethje continues to roll, as the former WSOF champ took out Donald Cerrone in the opening round of the UFC Vancouver headliner.

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Round one

Gaethje planted a couple of calf kicks right out of the gate. Moments later, Gaethje just missed with a big left. Gaethje scored with another leg kick but may have taken an eye poke. Cerrone planted a right but Gaethje returned fire. Both lightweights flurried in but Gaethje scored with another leg kick. Gaethje threatened with some big hooks but Cerrone continued to offer back.

Moments later, Gaethje dropped Cerrone with a booming right hook. Cerrone was bent over on the ground, and after Gaethje planted several more punches, the fight was stopped. Cerrone protested the stoppage, but he wasn’t defending himself as Gaethje followed up. Another first-round, stoppage win for Gaethje. Wow.

After the fight, Gaethje proclaimed that the “Irishman”, in reference to Conor McGregor, is “retired”, and that he wants to fight the winner of Khabib Nurmagomedov – Tony Ferguson.

UFC Vancouver results

Here are the complete results for UFC Vancouver.

Justin Gaethje def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) R1, 4:18

Glover Teixeira def. Nikita Krylov via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Todd Duffee vs Jeff Hughes declared no-contest R1, 4:03 (Duffee could not continue due to accidental eye poke)

Tristan Connelly def. Michel Pereira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)

Uriah Hall def. Antonio Carlos Junior via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Misha Cirkunov def. Jimmy Crute via submission (Peruvian neck-tie) R1, 3:38

Augusto Sakai def. Marcin Tybura via KO (punches) R1, 0:59

Miles Johns def. Cole Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

Hunter Azure def. Brad Katona via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)

Chas Skelly def. Jordan Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Louis Smolka def. Ryan MacDonald via TKO (punch) R1, 4:43

Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

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