McGregor, a former two-division champ, returns to the Octagon for the first time since an October 2018 submission loss to current lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov. He faces perennial contender Donald Cerrone in a matchup set for this past summer before a hand injury delayed the Irish star’s comeback.
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Round 1: Herb Dean the third man in the cage for the main event. McGregor with a straight left right out of the gate, Cerrone ducks it. McGregor with shoulder strikes to the face and knees in the clinch. Head kick by McGregor, followed by a jumping knee. He’s slumping against the cage as McGregor follows up with punches. Dean giving Cerrone a lot of chances to recover. The shots just keep on coming and this one is over.
Official result: Conor McGregor def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (head kick, punches) at 0:40 of round one