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UFC 246 free fight: 'Cowboy' forces Mile-High tap from Mike Perry (video)

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Donald Cerrone will look to spoil Conor McGregor’s much-anticipated return when he welcomes “Notorious” back to the cage at UFC 246 on Jan. 18, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada. Before then, let’s take a look back at one of “Cowboy’s” most memorable and record-breaking performances.

In November of 2018, Cerrone co-headlined UFC’s 25th Anniversary Show in Denver, Colorado opposite Mike Perry. Going into the fight, there was a lot of drama attached, as Perry started training at Jackson-Wink a few months prior. After a while, the move didn’t sit too well with Cerrone, who saw his longtime coach, Mike Winklejohn, side with Perry, prompting Donald to leave his longtime gym for good.

Once fight night rolled around, the action got started early, with Perry looking to push the pace fast. Cerrone, though, was as cool as the other side of the pillow, even reversing Mike’s submission attempt early in the round.

Once on top, “Cowboy” got to work. After failing on a triangle choke, Cerrone survived a slam and immediately transitioned into an armbar, forcing “Platinum” to tape for dear life. With the win, Donald not only got one over on his old coaches, but broke the record for most finishes (16) and most wins (23) inside the Octagon.

Now, Cerrone will look to add another impressive accolade on his resume by defeating UFC’s biggest star which could give him his biggest MMA payday to date.

To see the entire UFC 246: “McGregor vs Cerrone” fight card click here.