Sports UFC 246 weigh-in results: McGregor, Cerrone hit welterweight limit
Cerrone: McGregor's shoulder strikes 'threw me way off guard'
Donald Cerrone says he was stunned by Conor McGregor's unorthodox attacks at UFC 246. "Cowboy" lost to McGregor by TKO in 40 seconds in the welterweight main event Saturday night in Las Vegas. McGregor blitzed Cerrone as soon as the opening bell sounded, landing several shoulder strikes - quite uncommon in MMA - and following up with a head kick and a barrage of punches. "I had never seen anything like that," Cerrone said of McGregor's shoulder"Cowboy" lost to McGregor by TKO in 40 seconds in the welterweight main event Saturday night in Las Vegas.
Conor McGregor and Donald Cerrone made weight Friday morning ahead of their welterweight main event at UFC 246 on Saturday in Las Vegas.
Both fighters tipped the scale at 170 pounds - one pound under the limit for non-title bouts.
Here are the full UFC 246 weigh-in results:
Main card (ESPN+ PPV at 10 p.m. ET)
Conor McGregor (170) vs. Donald Cerrone (170)
Holly Holm (135.5) vs. Raquel Pennington (136)
Aleksei Oleinik (238) vs. Maurice Greene (243)
Claudia Gadelha (115.5) vs. Alexa Grasso (121.5)*
Anthony Pettis (155.5) vs. Diego Ferreira (155.5)
Preliminary card (ESPN at 8 p.m. ET)
McGregor destroys Cerrone with 1st-round TKO at UFC 246
"The Notorious" is back. Conor McGregor triumphantly returned in the UFC 246 main event, defeating Donald Cerrone by first-round TKO on Saturday night in Las Vegas. The stoppage came 40 seconds into the opening frame. McGregor attacked "Cowboy" right when the bell sounded, and it didn't take long for the former UFC two-division champion to land some serious blows. He connected with several shoulder strikes to daze Cerrone, then followed up with a head kick and flying knee. The barrage from McGregor put the 36-year-old down, and referee Herb Dean promptly needed to intervene.
Roxanne Modafferi (125) vs. Maycee Barber (126)
Andre Fili (145.5) vs. Sodiq Yusuff (146)
Tim Elliott (125.5) vs. Askar Askarov (126)
Drew Dober (155.5) vs. Nasrat Haqparast (156)
Early preliminary card (ESPN+ at 6:15 p.m. ET)
Aleksa Camur (204) vs. Justin Ledet (205)
Brian Kelleher (136) vs. Ode Osbourne (135)
Sabina Mazo (TBD) vs. JJ Aldrich (125.5)
* Grasso misses weight by 5.5 pounds
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A reporter was loudly booed by MMA fans at a UFC event after asking Conor McGregor about the sexual assault allegations made against him .
The Pearl Theater in Las Vegas was open to the public, and many MMA fans raucously booed the reporter. It happened at the 2,500 capacity Pearl Theater inside the Palms Resort Casino near the Las Vegas strip in Paradise, Nevada, three days before the Irishman headlines the UFC 246 show at the T-Mobile Arena in a non-title welterweight bout against Donald Cerrone.
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