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UFC on FOX 11 live blog: Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza

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Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza will square off at UFC on FOX 11.
Donald Cerrone and Edson Barboza will square off at UFC on FOX 11.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC on FOX 11 live blog for Donald Cerrone vs. Edson Barboza, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the Amway Center in Orlando, Fla.

Cerrone, who has won three of his past five fights, will face Barboza, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC on FOX 11 live blog below.


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Round 1:
The referee in charge of the action is Jorge Alonso. Both fighters open orthodox. Right away several right hands hurt Cerrone and he's in on a takedown against the fence, but Barboza stuffs it. Good push kick and left hook from Barboza. Hard outside leg kick from Barboza. Both fighters trade hooks. Outside leg kick from Cerrone. Two crashing right hands connect for Barboza in the pocket and a spinning back kick. Somehow Cerrone is still pressing forward. Somewhere out of nowhere, a hard jab from Cerrone drops Barboza. Cerrone seizes the opportunity and pounces, takes Barboza's back and submits him with a rear naked choke.

Official result: Donald Cerrone def. Edson Barboza via submission (rear naked choke) at 3:15 of round 1