May 15, 2012; Fairfax, VA, USA; Donald Cerrone raises his hand in victory over Jeremy Stephens during the Korean zombie vs Poirier event at Patriot Center. Mandatory Credit: Rafael Suanes-US PRESSWIRE
The co-main event of the UFC 150: "Henderson vs. Edgar 2" pay-per-view tonight (Sat., Aug. 11, 2012) at the Pepsi Center in Denver, Colorado, featured a lightweight lowdown pitting former teammates and training partners Donald Cerrone vs. Melvin Guillard.
There were promises made beforehand that the friendship between the two wouldn't get in the way of a spectacular fight. Guillard caused a minor stir when he missed weight but Cerrone shrugged it off and vowed to wow us all anyway.
Did he ever.
Guillard came out fast and strong, drilling Cerrone hard enough with a counter left to put him on his ass. He got back up just to get blitzed with a flying knee that he managed to recover from after about 20 seconds or so.
Then he landed a head kick and followed it up with a monster punch that put his former teammate to sleep. Beautiful.
Cerrone opened with a leg kick and started banging it out but got caught big time. Guillard rushed him after the knockdown and started winging flying knees and overhand punches.
Somehow, "Cowboy" recovered from this.
Not only did he somehow recover from this, he stayed right in the pocket and continued trading punches and kicks. And it was a left shin that he sent careening into Guillard's skull that had him wobbly.
Cerrone came across with a right hand and that was it. Lights out in Denver.
This made up for the entire night of boring fights.
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