Nate Diaz defeats Donald Cerrone by Unanimous Decision. The judges scored the fight 30-27, 30-27, and 29-28.
Donald Cerrone rushed forward looking to trade with Diaz but instead was clinched against the fence. Nate Diaz landed some punches in the clinch but ate a straight right on the exit. Nate threw punches in high volume while Donald Cerrone attempted to find his range. A straight left from Diaz landed to Cerrone’s chin. Diaz’ punches landed with incredible accuracy. Cerrone tried to slow Diaz with leg kicks. Diaz continued his relentless attack, walking through a Donald Cerrone head kick. Diaz’ accuracy looked to be incredible as the round entered the final minute. Cerrone’s mouth was wide open from the volume of punches. As the round came to a close Diaz landed punches from the clinch.
Donald Cerrone looked slow as the second round opened but he kicked Nate’s legs out from under him. Nate Diaz picked up from where he was in the first round with incredible volume. Cerrome attempted to slow Nate down with leg kicks but Nate clinched up and threw several punches before pushing off. Huge uppercut from Nate Diaz snapped Donald Cerrone’s head back. Head kick from Donald Cerrone dropped Nate Diaz but it appeared to be more of a stumble. Cerrone found success with his leg kicks but was unable to create any combinations off them. Diaz landed five unanswered jabs. Diaz was just relentless in his attacks. An uppercut from Nate Diaz rocked Donald Cerrone. The second round was more of Nate Diaz’ incredible combinations.
The final round opened with Nate continuing his attack. Cerrone landed a left hand but didn’t follow up with anything. Nate has possibly landed the most punches in fighting history in two and a half rounds. Nate started to taunt Cerrone at the three minute mark. Cerrone kicked Diaz’ feet from under him but again failed to follow him to the ground. Huge knee from Cerrone but he again didn’t follow up. Diaz continued to brutalize Cerrone even though he had the fight won. Cerrone’s heart was commendable but Nate Diaz continued to batter him. They trade punches until the horn sounds.
Donald Cerrone entered the fight 4-0 in the UFC and 17-3 in his career. All four of his UFC victories came in 2011. Nate Diaz came in 9-5 in the UFC and an overall record of 14-7. This was the best fight of Nate Diaz’ career. The sheer volume of strikes is amazing. The UFC may have a to put him on the fast track to a title shot after tonight’s performance. Cerrone was a likely number one contender had he defeated Nate Diaz. He’s now 4-1 in 2011.
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