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Who won Cerrone vs Iaquinta?
Donald Cerrone beat Al Iaquinta by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest, during the main event of UFC on ESPN+ 9, on Saturday 4th May 2019 at Canadian Tire Centre in Ottawa.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Donald Cerrone.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Lightweight division, which meant the weight limit was 155 pounds (11.1 stone or 70.3 KG).
Cerrone vs Iaquinta stats
Donald Cerrone stepped into the ring with an undefeated record of 0 wins, zero loses and 0 draws.
Al Iaquinta made his way to the ring with a record of 14 wins, 4 loses and 1 draw, with 7 of those wins by knock out and 1 by submission.
The stats suggested Iaquinta had a massive power advantage over Cerrone, boosting at 50% knock out percentage over Cerrone's 0%.
Donald Cerrone was the older man by 4 years, at 38 years old.
Cerrone had a height advantage of 3 inches over Iaquinta. That also extended to a 3-inch reach advantage.
Cerrone was arguably the more experienced fighter, having had 19 less fights, and made his debut in 2006, 3 years earlier than Iaquinta, whose first professional fight was in 2009. He had fought 61 more professional rounds, 113 to Iaquinta's 52.
Cerrone vs Iaquinta form
Cerrone had beaten 3 of his last 5 opponents, stopping 1 of them, going to the judges twice.
In his last fight before this contest, he had defeated Al Iaquinta at UFC on ESPN+ 9 on 4th May 2019 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Canadian Tire Centre, Ottawa, Canada.
Previous to that, he had defeated Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 139 on 10th November 2018 by unanimous decision in the 1st round at Pepsi Center, Denver, United States.
Going into that contest, he had been beaten by Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Before that, he had beat Yancy Medeiros at UFC Fight Night 126 on 18th February 2018 by knockout in the 1st round at Frank Erwin Center, Austin, United States.
He had lost to Darren Till at UFC Fight Night 118 on 21st October 2017 by knockout in the 1st round at Ergo Arena, Gdansk, Poland.
Cerrone's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 10 months and 27 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 9 months and 12 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 13 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.6 rounds on average.
Iaquinta's last 4 fights had come over a period of 4 years, 4 months and 26 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 1 year, 1 month and 6 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 16 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 4 rounds on average.