Tape rankings @ Welterweight
Who won McGregor vs Cerrone?
Conor McGregor beat Donald Cerrone by , during the main event of UFC 246, on Saturday 18th January 2020 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.
The scorecards were announced as in favor of winner Conor McGregor.
The fight was scheduled to take place over 5 rounds in the Welterweight division, which meant the weight limit was 170 pounds (12.1 stone or 77.1 KG).
McGregor vs Cerrone stats
Conor McGregor stepped into the ring with a record of 21 wins, 4 loses and 0 draws, 18 of those wins coming by the way of knock out and 1 by submission.
Donald Cerrone made his way to the ring with an unblemished record of 0 wins and 0 draws.
The stats suggested McGregor had a massive power advantage over Cerrone, boasting at 86% knock out percentage over Cerrone's 0%.
Conor McGregor was the younger man by 5 years, at 33 years old.
Cerrone had a height advantage of 4 inches over McGregor. Despite this, he had 1-inch reach advantage.
McGregor was arguably the less experienced fighter, having had 25 more fights, and made his debut in 2008, 2 year later than Cerrone, whose first professional fight was in 2006. He had fought 68 less professional rounds, 45 to Cerrone's 113.
McGregor vs Cerrone form
Donald Cerrone had beaten 2 of his last 5 opponents.
In his last fight before this contest, he had lost to Justin Gaethje at UFC on ESPN+ 16 on 14th September 2019 by knockout in the 1st round at Rogers Arena, Vancouver, Canada.
Previous to that, he had been beaten by Tony Ferguson at UFC 238 on 8th June 2019 by knockout in the 2nd round at United Center, Chicago, United States.
Going into that 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.
Before that, he had beat Mike Perry at UFC Fight Night 139 on 10th November 2018 by submission in the 1st round at Pepsi Center, Denver, United States.
He had lost to Leon Edwards at UFC Fight Night 132 on 23rd June 2018 by unanimous decision in their 5 round contest at Singapore Indoor Stadium, Singapore.
Cerrone's last 5 fights had come over a period of 3 years, 1 month and 7 days, meaning he had been fighting on average every 7 months and 14 days. In those fights, he fought a total of 14 rounds, meaning that they had lasted 2.8 rounds on average.