UFC 246: Conor McGregor stops Cowboy Cerrone in 40 seconds, sets another UFC record

Former champ-champ Conor McGregor stops Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in 40 seconds in the main event at UFC 245.

Conor McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone via TKO, Round 1 – 0:40 at UFC 246 on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

“I made history here tonight,” McGregor said in his post-fight interview referring to his TKO/KO wins at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight.

Here’s how the whole fight played out.

Round 1

They touch gloves to start the fight. Cerrone immediately goes for a takedown but McGregorstays on his feet and then eats a head kick. McGregor explodes into a flurry of strikes dropping Cerrone and finishing him with massive shots before the referee steps in. McGregor rushes back to Cerrone to comfort him after celebrating his win.

McGregor was reluctant to name an opponent in the Octagon but did say he’d be staying in the 170-pound division. Possible future opponents are BMF champion Jorge Masvidal or welterweight champion Kamaru Usman.

This is the first win for Mcgregor since November 2016 when he became a double champion, the first in the history of the promotion. He suffered a massive loss to current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmegomedov and a loss in the boxing ring to Floyd Mayweather. He also dealt with numerous legal issues.

UFC 246 took place on Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, live from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, NV. Follow along with FanSided MMA, who is on-site for the whole week, for all your live results and highlights.