Dominating the centre of the Octagon through his more diverse and rangier striking arsenal, Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone earned a big unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta in Ottawa, Canada.

Cerrone would go on to become the first man to drop Iaquinta to the canvas in the five-round fight but despite Cerrone’s greater volume, Iaquinta would punctuate the fight throughout with his heavy right hands.

For all of Iaquinta’s toughness though, it was Cerrone who remained in control of the fight and chalked off his 23rd win under the UFC banner.

Main Card

Donald Cerrone def. Al Iaquinta via unanimous decision (49-45, 49-45, 49-45)

Derek Brunson def. Elias Theodorou via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Shane Burgos def. Cub Swanson via split decision (27-30, 30-27, 29-28)

Merab Dvalishvil def. Brad Katona via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Walt Harris def. Sergey Spivak via TKO (Round 1, 0:50)

Andrew Sanchez def. Marc-Andre Barriault via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Preliminary Card

Macy Chiasson def. Sarah Moras via TKO (Round 2, 2:22)

Vince Morales def. Aiemann Zahabi via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Nordine Taleb def. Kyle Prepolec via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 20-27)

Matt Sayles def. Kyle Nelson via submission (arm-triangle choke) (Round 3, 3:16)

Arjan Bhullar def. Juan Adams via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)

Cole Smith def. Mitch Gagnon via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 30-27)