Thursday, January 16, 2020

The excitement leading up to UFC 246 (Main Event — McGregor vs. Cowboy)

Conor McGregor — 21 wins| 4 losses
Conor McGregor is a former titleholder under the Cage Warrior banner in both the featherweight and lightweight division. He currently holds the fastest KO in a UFC title bout in which he dismantled former three-time UFC featherweight champion, Jose Aldo, in only 13 seconds. He is the first UFC competitor to claim two titles in two different weight divisions at the same time. He has been competing in MMA since 2008, and in his professional debut, he secured a TKO win in the 2nd round. McGregor entered the UFC in April 2013 and since then has gathered wins over notable fighters and fellow former champions, including Max Holloway, Dustin Poirier, Chad Mendes, José Aldo, Nate Diaz, and Eddie Alvarez among others. Collectively, the former featherweight and lightweight UFC champion have a total of 21 wins with 18 coming by KO/TKO.
MMA Highlights
  • 19 wins via stoppages (18 via KOs)
  • Former two-time UFC champion (featherweight and lightweight)
  • First UFC competitors to hold two belts in different weight classes simultaneously
  • Hold the fastest KO win in a UFC title bout (13 seconds)
  • Once enjoyed a 15-fight winning streak
Donald Cerrone — 36 wins | 13 losses
Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone is among MMA fighters who lives up to his nickname. Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone has competed with the best of the best in the sport of MMA, including Nate Diaz, Tony Ferguson, Matt Brown, Benson Henderson, RDA, Eddie Alvarez, and Edson Barboza to name a few. This Saturday, Cowboy Cerrone will be stepping into his 51st professional MMA bout. “Cowboy” Cerrone made his professional MMA debut almost 14 years ago, back in February 2006 in which he captured a first-round submission victory. “Cowboy” Cerrone has been entertaining UFC fans for over nearly nine years. Since making his UFC debut back in 2011, he has gathered 16 wins via stoppage.
MMA Highlights
  • 27 wins via stoppages (10 via KOs | 17 via submission)
  • Most wins in UFC history
  • Most wins coming by way of KOs in UFC history
  • Former WEC and UFC title challenger
  • Holds six “Fight of the Night” awards
Now, both McGregor and Cerrone are stepping into this upcoming main event bout at UFC 246 with a loss in their last outing. McGregor suffered a loss against the current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib Nurmagomedov, while Cerrone on currently on a two-fight losing streak. Both competitors are looking to return to the winner’s circle, and I can’t wait to see how things play out.
Fight On!!!
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