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UFC 187 live blog: Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi

Donald Cerrone eyes his eighth straight win against John Makdessi at UFC 187.
Donald Cerrone eyes his eighth straight win against John Makdessi at UFC 187.
Esther Lin, MMA Fighting

This is the UFC 187 live blog for Donald Cerrone vs. John Makdessi, a lightweight bout at Saturday night's UFC event at the MGM Grand in Las Vegas.

Cerrone, who has won seven straight fights, will face Arlovski, who has won four of his past five fights, on the main card.

Check out the UFC 187 live blog below.

Round 1:
Jason Herzog is the referee. Both fighters open orthodox. Cerrone scores right away with a hard outside leg kick. And another. Cerrone goes high and clips Makdessi in the head, twice. Makdessi is still in this, but he's already being picked apart. Cerrone now back on the front leg in and outside. Makdessi lands a body jab. Cerrone drives forward with a 1-2, but mostly misses. Makdessi with a nice jab and body kick, but eats a hard jab. Cerrone chases down a right straight and gets it. Two outside leg kicks from Cerrone. The two clinch and Cerrone shoves him off just long enough to score a jab.

MMA Fighting scores this round 10-9 Cerrone

Round 2: Cerrone scores with three consecutive punches and the two exchange leg kicks. Cerrone scores again with a one-two, this time followed by a knee. He lands an outside leg kick, but eats a jab from Makdessi. Left hook from Makdessi, but he eats another outside leg kick. Makdessi lands another left after Cerrone scores with an outside leg kick. Also a knee lands for Cerrone. Good jab, too, from Makdessi. Driving elbow from Cerrone lands, then another inside the clinch. At the end of a combo, Cerrone lands a head kick to the face. Makdessi tries to call time out, so referee Herzog waves it off. That's the fight. It appears Makdessi has a broken jaw.

Donald Cerrone def. John Makdessi via TKO (fighter surrender) at 4:44 of round 2

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