THUNDER BAY – From Las Vegas UFC 141 in the Co-Main Event of the Evening Diaz vs Cerrone.
Round One: Cowboy came out ready to fight.
Diaz is looking very good throwing a lot of punches with a very high percentage landing on Cerrone.
The jab from the southpaw was coming out with followup rights.
Cowboy Cerrone is not looking like he is full on yet.
Cowboy Cerrone is eating a lot of punches, and not able to dodge or block them.
Cerrone is not moving his head, and is getting picked apart by Diaz.
Four straight punches from Diaz, as Cerrone was unable again to block them.
Cerrone is getting beat up in round one. His mouth is wide open, and it is like Cerrone can’t get his breath.
Heading to his corner, Cerrone is looking like he was tired. His corner man is telling him that “This man is trying to overcome you”.
Round Two: Diaz came out looking confident.
Thirty seconds in Cerrone landed a blow on Diaz, and knocked him back.
The two fighters went to the centre of the ring, and were trading punches, with each fighter trying to feel each other out.
A head kick knocked down Diaz.
Cerrone is avoiding the boxing and using his more diversified attack.
Nate Cerrone is making it back again in this round.
The kicks from Cerrone may be taking a toll on Diaz.
With thirty seconds left a sharp punch rocked Cerrone.
He is bleeding from the mouth.
Round ended with Diaz likely taking the round.
Round Three: Cerrone was told by his corner to “Give him five minutes of hell” and he could still win.
Diaz opened with kicks again. His seems light on his front leg which is why he has been knocked a little.
Diaz is landing combinations on Cerrone.
Diaz is mugging for Cowboy, suggesting he thinks the fight is his.
Diaz keeps landing combination punches.
Both fighters are taking a mid-round break, trading punches.
Diaz is pushing now, with 90 seconds left.
Cerrone is trying to fight back, and landed a kick that knocked Diaz down, but he was up right away.
Cerrone is trying to gut this fight out.
Diaz is landing solid combinations.
Cerrone is trying to find a way to land a knockout punch. Likely knows that he is behind.
Cerrone is looking at the clock.
At the end of the fight, they shook hands.
The fight went the distance and goes to the judge’s scorecard.
Diaz was as good in this fight as he has ever been.
The judges scored the fight for Nate Diaz.
A spectacular boxing demonstration by Diaz.