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UFC Ottawa video recap: Donald Cerrone outclasses Al Iaquinta to win decision

Donald Cerrone was simply too much for Al Iaquinta to handle in the main event of UFC Ottawa.

In the main event of UFC Ottawa, Donald Cerrone outclassed Al Iaquinta and dropped him three times in the fight to win a unanimous decision.

What was the high point of the fight?

Cerrone started off the first round well, finding success with his kicks and eventually landing a big knee as Iaquinta shot in for a takedown. In the second round Iaquinta began to find his rhythm, and he wobbled Cerrone briefly with a big right hand.

The two continued to go back and forth, but it was ‘Cowboy’ who started to get the better of the striking exchanges, dropping Iaquinta with a strong jab at the end of the third and a front kick at the beginning of the fourth. In the fifth round Iaquinta was chasing a finish, but Cerrone had already done enough to secure the win.

Where do these two go from here?

After his big decision win over Kevin Lee last December, a win against Cerrone would have definitely pushed Iaquinta up into title contention. He will inevitably drop down in the lightweight rankings with this loss, so maybe a fight with Paul Felder is a good one to make next for Iaquinta.

In his post-fight interview, Cerrone expressed a big interest in fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov for the lightweight title. However, despite saying he was done chasing a fight with the UFC superstar, ‘Cowboy’ also called out Conor McGregor for a fight on July 4th.

Watch it now, later or never?

Watch it now to see the sublime striking from Cerrone that led him to the win.