Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone made UFC history on Sunday night (Feb. 18), when he knocked out Yancy Medeiros in the first round at UFC Fight Night in Austin, Texas.
With two seconds remaining in the round, Cerrone (33-10) wobbled Medeiros with a straight right, which dropped him and he immediately pounded and finished him with strikes on the ground.
With the win, the 34-year-old earned his 20th victory inside the Octagon, which ties him with former champions Michael Bisping and Georges St-Pierre for most in company history.
“I didn’t know there was only 10 seconds left in the round. I was just going for the finish,” Cerrone said after the fight. “That’s what Yancy and I look for. You know what’s cool? I think I just tied the most wins in UFC history.”
While it was a record win, it also put Cerrone back in the win column, snapping a three-fight losing streak, after losses to Jorge Masvidal, Robbie Lawler and Darren Till.
It’s unclear what’s next for Cerrone, but he said he is interested in returning to the lightweight division.
As for Medeiros (15-5), his three-fight win streak was snapped.
In the UFC Fight Night co-main event, heavyweight Derrick Lewis defeated Marcin Tybura via TKO in Round 3.