UFC: Donald Cerrone sets sights on Khabib Nurmagomedov


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Donald Cerrone enjoyed a record-breaking night at UFC Denver on Saturday and he has now set his sights on fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The American set a new record of 21 victories in the UFC after he claimed a submission triumph in the first round of his welterweight bout with Mike Perry.

Cerrone has now surpassed the previous record of 20 wins which he had shared with England’s Michael Bisping and Canadian Georges St-Pierre, while he also now holds the record of most finishes at 15.

The 35-year-old admitted after the fight that it was honour to have set two new UFC records, as he also extended his overall record in mixed martial arts to 34 wins from 46 professional fights.

“Most wins in UFC history, baby. What an honour.

I’m so proud, I love you Denver,” Cerrone said in his post-fight interview.

Cerrone also confirmed his intention to step back down to the lightweight division for his next fight and he has set his sights on taking on reigning UFC Lightweight champion Khabib.

He added: “I don’t care who, I just wanna know when! You’re right, I’m coming after that belt, Khabib, I’m coming. Cowboy is back!”

Yair Rodriguez was the winner of the headline fight in Denver on Saturday as he claimed a knockout victory during the fifth round of his featherweight bout with Chan Sung Jung.

The night’s other winners included Germaine de Randamie and Beneil Dariush.

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