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Donald Cerrone Lassos Edson Barboza, Ties Record Held By Nate Diaz

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There isn’t much Donald Cerrone does that isn’t highlight-worthy, as evident by his numerous “Fight Night” bonuses won in both the UFC and WEC.

Saturday night, Cerrone did it again, dropping Edson Barboza with a straight jab and following up with a rear-naked choke to secure his 15th career submission victory at UFC on FOX 11.

Cerrone (23-6) tied Nate Diaz with 11 UFC/WEC lightweight wins, a record that he likely will have the chance to hold himself later this year. “Cowboy” has picked up three straight finishes since a 2013 loss to Rafael dos Anjos.

“I wanted to stand and give the fans the fight they wanted,” Cerrone said. “I saw he was hurt and tried to take him down before I thought, ‘What are you doing?'”

Once Cerrone jumped on the back of Barboza, there was no letting go, as he squeezed and forced the tap just three minutes into the first round.

The loss snapped a three-fight win streak by Barboza (13-2).

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Fight Cards

Bellator 185: Mousasi vs. Shlemenko

Event Date: October 20, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC Fight Night 118: Cerrone vs. Till

Event Date: October 21, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

UFC Fight Night 119: Brunson vs. Machida

Event Date: October 28, 2017
Broadcast: TBD

Bellator 186: Bader vs. Vassell

Event Date: November 3, 2017
Broadcast: Spike

UFC 217: Bisping vs. St-Pierre

Event Date: November 4, 2017
Broadcast: PPV, Fox Sports 1, UFC Fight Pass

Bellator 187: McKee vs. Moore

Event Date: November 10, 2017
Broadcast: Spike