In quick fashion, Conor McGregor defeated Donald Cerrone via strikes in the first minute of the UFC 246 main event at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA.
McGregor was aggressive from start to finish, winning in under a minute. He charged at Cerrone at the start, landing a knee to the head after missing a punch. McGregor threw strikes in the clinch, including elbows.
What put Cerrone down was a head kick, and following strikes by McGregor made referee Herb Dean step in and end the fight.
“I like this weight division it’s really good … I don’t believe I’m there yet though, I still have to do to get back to where I was.”
The win was McGregor’s return to welterweight, last fighting at the class when he fought Nate Diaz twice in 2016. McGregor is a former champion in the lightweight and featherweight class.
Many high ranked welterweight names like Kamaru Usman and Jorge Masvidal were present at the event.
In the co-main event of UFC 246, Holly Holm glided to a safe scorecard victory win over Raquel Pennington.