Combine Melvin Guilard and Donald Cerrone in the Octagon and you know some fireworks are coming.
It was a fight that saw a first. It was the first time that Guilard was knocked out in a fight. But a knockout is bound to happen when you compete in the combat industry.
It was an exciting fight. It was one that ended quickly though.
The best part about to come out of the fight is the potential next match-up for Cowboy Cerrone, not his knockout and fight of the night performance. He seems poised for a battle with Anthony Pettis, which could be a number one contender bout.
Cerrone called out Pettis for allegedly ducking him. Cerrone said it wasn’t the first time that it had happened. Pettis denied the charge and said he would be Cerrone’s biggest fan last week on the MMA Hour with Ariel Helwani. That’s the worst thing that one fighter can say about another.
With a lot on the line and two fighters who have animosity towards each other I expect a great fight.
The bout with Guillard was certainly memorable.
In the early seconds it played out like Cerrone’s fight with Nick Diaz. Again Cerrone came out with energy early and it almost led to a loss. Guilard rocked him early with a punch as Cowboy pushed forward. Guilard then hit Cerrone with a knee to the gut. Cerrone admitted it affected him after the fight.
But then he recovered, that’s the beauty of MMA.
Cerrone turned the tables on his former training partner . He knocked him out with a punch that landed flush. No ground and pound was needed.
What’s next for Guilard?
I don’t know who he fights. He’s back to the middle of the lightweight pack.
He’s already fought almost the entire division.
Who do you think will win between Showtime and Cowboy?
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