UFC 160 results: Donald Cerrone outworks K.J. Noons for unanimous decision

Esther Lin for MMA Fighting

Not a lot of people gave Noon's a shot going into this fight, and with good reason. Cerrone took the leader early and held onto it throughout the fight.

With both fighters looking to rebound from recent losses, Lightweights donald Cerrone and K.J. Noons kicked off the UFC 160 main card.

Cerrone landed a knee to the head coming out of a takedown attempt to start the fight. The first round lacked excitement as Cerrone showed that his striking was better than Noons' "incredible boxing background".

Cerrone landed a takedown early in the last round, but they returned to their feet quickly. KJ really wanted to landed one of his hooks shot from the hip, but Cerrone marked him up every time with straight shots. Noons, just doesn't have the talent to compete with upper-tier LW fights.

In the last round, Cerrone dominated the action from top position. He worked Noon's from half-guard and bloodied him up throughout the round with elbows. Noons was always overmatched here, but Cerrone took the opportunity to show why he's ranked higher.

Donald Cerrone wins unanimous decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26) over K.J. Noons

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