UFC 141: Nate Diaz defeats Donald Cerrone via Unanimous DecisionPosted on December 30, 2011, 11:46 PM by Anton Gurevich
Diaz looked at the peak of his MMA career, punishing Donald Cerrone throughout the fight with laser-sharp boxing combination. Despite not being at 100% of their power, Nate Diaz's punches put a crimson mask on Donald Cerrone face, as "The Cowboy" tried to find his way back into the fight. Cerrone responded with knees and leg kicks that knocked down Diaz on several occasion, but Greg Jackson's product refused to take any risks in following Nate Diaz down to the mat.
The third round between the two delivered toe-to-toe MMA action, with both Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone trying win via a stoppage. The pair exchanged non-verbal insults throughout the fight, but at the end Nate Diaz and Donald Cerrone shaked hands and ended their contest on a positive note.
The judges scored the bout 30-27, 30-27, 29-28 in favor of Nate Diaz, who moves one step closer to a shot at the UFC Lightweight title. The road is clear for Nate Diaz to face the winner of Henderson vs. Edgar, with Anthony Pettis currently being the only top-ranked UFC Lightweight on a win-streak.