'Cowboy' Cerrrone finishes Charles Oliveira in the 1st round

by Erik Fontanez | source: mmaweekly.com
 

Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone made quick work of his UFC on Versus 5 opponent, finishing Charles Oliveira in the first round of their meeting.

An overwhelmed Oliveira covered up while laying on his back and had no answer for “Cowboy,” falling via technical knockout.

Cerrone and Oliveira tested each other on the feet early. Cerrone landed a nice knee to his opponent’s midsection, but a low blow put a halt to action soon after. “Cowboy” was sharp on the feet from then on out and worked a pretty combination to Oliveira’s breadbasket that put him down. From there, Cerrone stood over Oleveira and rained punches down before referee Mario Yamasaki put a stop to the bout.

The finish came at 3:01of the opening round.

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Donald "Cowboy" Cerrone Vs. Charles Oliveira
Fight was scheduled for 3 rounds (5x5x5)
Name Donald Cerrone <a href=Donald Cerrone" />
Height 6′ 0″ (182.88 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 14-4-0
Team  
VS
Name Charles Oliveira <a href=Charles Oliveira" />
Height 5′ 10″ (177.8 cm)
Weight 155 (70.31 kg)
Record 14-1-0
Team Macaco Houston Gold Team
 
 
 
 
 
Donald Cerrone def. Charles Oliveira via TKO (punches) - Round 1, 3:01

 

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minotauro11 site profile image  

8/16/11 12:16 AM by minotauro11

Yeah, you're right.

tjmitchiscool site profile image  

8/15/11 4:12 PM by tjmitchiscool

Cerrone has been on a roll as of late...bad matchup for do bronx...I like seeing him destroy wrestlers though...seems like he matches up well with them

BrCutter site profile image  

8/15/11 4:06 PM by BrCutter

 Oliviera made a technical mistake thinking this was a bjj match and pulled guard on Cerrone.  I don't think Cerrone gives a shit whether it's a double leg or a guard pull, you're gettin a fuckin knee.  Lesson learned by Oliviera.  I don't think he needs to drop to 145.  He just needs to mature more, and definitely don't pull guard like that.  It was a hard lesson, but I think he'll be fine and trudge forward at 155. 

THE Kevin Chandler site profile image  

8/15/11 3:22 PM by THE Kevin Chandler

Agreed, after Oliviera's loss to Jim Miller (who was fighting to be #1 contender last night) he's given Lentz which is a style nighmare that he manages to pull through.  But then he's fed to another top 10 LW who's on a 4 fight win streak?!   I don't know if the UFC was trying to sleep on Cowboy, or not. But I'll never understand how they can baby certain fighters,  while feeding others to the wolves at the same time...sense make doesn't?  Oliviera's far from done, but I hope his confidence will come back after those two losses to VERY tough fighters.

MJ Monsevais site profile image  

8/15/11 2:22 PM by MJ Monsevais

He doesnt cut any weight as it is. Walks around under 160

Jons Forsberg site profile image  

8/15/11 1:48 PM by Jons Forsberg

Oliveira needs to fill out his frame, not lose more weight. He's already is slim at 155, he'd need to cut off a leg to make 145. Dude needs more muscle.

Tomato Can site profile image  

8/15/11 1:43 PM by Tomato Can

The UFC has really mismanaged Oliveira so far. He has a successful debut at age 20 and a year later he's faced Jim Miller and Don Cerrone and is 2-2 in the octagon? The kid was just moved way too fast. I don't like the boxing model where a prospect fights bums for his first 20 fights, but there has to be a happy medium.

GriffinQ site profile image  

8/15/11 1:37 PM by GriffinQ

 A) He got TKO'ed, I dont think Cowboy put his lights out at any point, and B) There's no shame in getting finished by Cerrone. Cerrone frequently hurts guys to the point where he could probably TKO or KO them, but ends up subbing them because they shoot for takedowns or it ends up in a scramble on the ground. I was rooting for Cerrone in this fight...But Oliveira still has a bright future ahead of him.

flowwiththego site profile image  

8/15/11 11:57 AM by flowwiththego

Cerrone was fed a non threatening fighter on the feet. It's no surprise that Donalds jiujitsu is legit, with the added "non-pressure" of being able to strike in case threatened with a submission. The UFC gave Donald a fight he should win 9/10 times. It was the most predictable fight outcome of the evening.

minotauro11 site profile image  

8/15/11 11:44 AM by minotauro11

Im not moving on, I'm still a huge fan of Oliveira, I'm just disappointed he couldn't beat Cerrone, I thought he'd be top 5.