Justin Gaethje Needs One Round to KO Cowboy Cerrone at UFC Vancouver

On Saturday, September 14, the Ultimate Fighting Championship went north of the border for UFC on ESPN+ 16 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

In the main event, fan-favorite lightweight contenders Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone and Justin Gaethje went head to head. The two 155-pound stars have always brought non-stop action to the cage and fans in attendance at Rogers Arena on Saturday night were expecting nothing less.

Wasting no time, the two men immediately began exchanging punching with Gaethje looking to push the pace and Cerrone hoping to keep the range.

After landing a heavy counter right hand, Gaethje was able to drop Cerrone before unloading some heavy shots to his grounded opponent. Ultimately, the referee stepped in to save the day. Cerrone protested the stoppage, but it was a wrap as Gaethje recorded another first-round (T)KO victory.

Here is the finish:

If you missed out on Saturday night’s action, we have you covered.

The full event results from UFC on ESPN+ 16 at Rogers Arena inapple-system, BlinkMacSystemFont, ‘Segoe UI’, Roboto, Oxygen-Sans, Ubuntu, Cantarell, ‘Helvetica Neue’, sans-serif;”> Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada can be seen below.

UFC on ESPN+ 16 Results


  • Justin Gaethje def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 4:18
  • Glover Teixeira def. Nikita Krylov via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Todd Duffee vs. Jeff Hughes declared a no contest (accidental eye poke) – Round 1, 4:03
  • Tristan Connelly def. Michel Pereira via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-27, 29-27)
  • Uriah Hall def. Antonio Carlos Junior via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Misha Cirkunov def. Jim Crute via submission (Peruvian necktie) – Round 1, 3:38
  • Augusto Sakai def. Marcin Tybura via knockout (punches) – Round 1, 0:59
  • Miles Johns def. Cole Smith via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
  • Hunter Azure def. Brad Katona via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 29-28)
  • Chas Skelly def. Jordan Griffin via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Louis Smolka def. Ryan MacDonald via TKO (punch) – Round 1, 4:43
  • Austin Hubbard def. Kyle Prepolec via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
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