UFC Fight Night 89 : Donald Cerrone vs Patrick Cote

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Welterweights Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Patrick “The Predator” Cote threw down at the UFC Fight Night 89 as a co-main event inside TD Place Arena in Ottawa, Canada.

In dominating fashion, Cerrone attacked Cote’s head, body, and legs, for the entire fight. From powerful lefts inside to heavy leg kicks that slowed “The Predator” down, “Cowboy” looked amazing.After tagging Cote for a final time in the third round, Cerrone pounced on the Canadian and captured the technical knockout victory.

Here is Dallas Winston’s play-by-play from the third round below:

Cerrone opens with a crushing low kick. Cote commits to a one-two but Cerrone ducks it and drops him again with a left hook. Cote goes for a counter single an Cerrone backs off to let him stand up. Cote switches stances to protect his lead leg from the low-kick punishment, but Cerrone gladly obliges him by zinging his other leg with a low kick. Cerrone reaches out for the single collar tie and surprisingly throws a right high kick when he gets it. Cote crumples to the canvas again courtesy of another Cerrone left hook and a straight right. This time Cerrone swarms Cote on the ground and finishes him with a flurry of strikes.

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UFC Fight Night 89: MacDonald vs Thompson

Stephen Thompson bags his 7th straight win by defeating Rory MacDonald via unanimous decision at UFC Fight Night 89.

With the fight held in MacDonald’s territory, the Canadians rallied and showed their full support to their fighter right at the get-go but did not stop Thompson who displayed his striking prowess in this fight.

Coming off an impressive win over wrestling specialist Johny Hendricks earlier this year, Thompson continued his winning ways and showed perfect timing and striking all throughout the match which gave him a lopsided win.

Thompson’s dominance was evident as MacDonald was bloodied up in this fight. The Canadian did not do much damage against his opponent which led to the dismay of the crowd as they witnessed their fighter stumble to his 2nd straight defeat in the UFC.

The judges scored this bout 50-45, 50-45, 48-47.

Other UFC Fight Night 89 results:

Donald Cerrone def. Patrick Cote via TKO (punches), Round 3.

Steve Bosse def. Sean O’Connell via unanimous decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-27)

Olivier Aubin-Mercier def. Thibault Gouti via submission (rear naked choke), Round 3

Joanne Calderwood def. Valerie Letourneau via TKO (punches), Round 3