Donald Cerrone will look for back-to-back wins for the first time in a long time when he faces Alexander Hernandez at UFC on ESPN+ 1 on Jan. 19, 2019 in Brooklyn, N.Y. Before then, let’s take a look back at “Cowboy’s” last win inside the Octagon.
Back in November, Cerrone not only found himself staring across the cage at Mike Perry, but also at his former coaching staff from Jackson-Winkeljohn MMA. Cerrone and the famed camp had been embroiled in a bitter back-and-forth verbal war that ultimately prompted “Cowboy” to leave his longtime gym. Of course, “Platinum’s” arrival in Albuquerque, New Mexico has plenty to do with the drama.
From the jump, Cerrone looked determined to get the action going early, but Perry wasn’t about to back down, as he stood in the pocket searching for the one-hitter quitter. After scoring a takedown, Perry quickly found himself on bottom position after Cerrone showed his experience with a nice reversal. After failing to secure a rear-naked choke, Donald found himself on the bottom, though his experience quickly prevailed, as he sunk in an armbar to force a tap in the very first round.
And it was a huge victory for Cerrone, as not only did he get back in the win column, he also scored some revenge on his former team in front of his hometown crowd and his family. It just so happened to be the headliner for UFC’s 25th anniversary show, too. Now, “Cowboy” will look to stop Alex's momentum, who has won eight in a row including both fights inside the Octagon.