But now he starts his 2018 slate clean with a dominating performance over Yancy Medeiros.
Cerrone got back to his winning ways and showcased improved boxing skills in his wonderful performance at UFC Austin.
Donald Cerrone brought his three-fight losing streak to an end on Sunday night at UFC Austin when he defeated Yancy Medeiros inside the Octagon in the main event of the show. In against the Englishman, a massive welterweight, Cerrone had looked terribly undersized and his decision to move back down was entirely understandable under the circumstances.
Cerrone lands a left on Medeiros. "[Khabib], I'm coming. I ain't scared to fight..." Cerrone came in as Medeiros went crashing to the ground.
At present, Nurmagomedov isn't the champion down at lightweight, but he could well be after April 7th.
Nurmagomedov is now set to fight in the main event of UFC 223 and his opponent is going to be UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson. UFC needs to decide if Conor McGregor still holds the lightweight title as well. ""These big ol" boys hit hard and they're a lot bigger, man," Cerrone said. "Like I woke up at 168 [on Saturday morning] and made weight easy".
Although the fight just lasted for a round, the exchanges were highly entertaining. I wish there was a [165 pound] weight class. UFC could we get a 165 weight class, please? "You know, they call me, I say 'where are we going, ' and that's all I need to know".
Following the win, Vick expressed his disappointment in the division's top-10 fighters for not accepting fights with him in the past.
"I'll take any fight", he added when asked if he would take a catchweight fight.