UFC Fight Night Pittsburgh: Donald Cerrone Submits Alex Oliveira In First Round

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The battle of the ?Cowboys? at Pittsburgh?s Consol Energy Center ended in the favor of former lightweight title challenger Donald Cerrone on Sunday night, as he made his UFC welterweight debut a successful one with a first-round submission win over Brazil?s Alex Oliveira.

?Today was the best that I felt because I didn?t have any worry,? Cerrone said. ?I just went out here and had some fun. For once, this fight was for me.?

Cerrone and Oliveira clinched up as the bout commenced, Oliveira firing off close-range strikes as he bulled Cerrone to the fence. After a quick stay there, the two broke, each trying to get their long-range game in gear. With two minutes gone, Cerrone took the bout to the mat and smoothly locked in a triangle choke. Moments later, Oliveira tapped. The official time of the finish was 2:33.

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Thumbnail photo via David Dermer/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Donald Cerrone reacts as he is named the winner by submission against Alex Oliveira during UFC Fight Night at the Consol Energy Center.
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