Donald Cerrone was a regular challenger for the WEC lightweight championship and now that he is in the UFC he was looking to make some waves against veteran Paul Kelly. Cerrone is known as a slow starter and that played out in this fight as well.
The fight got started with an odd moment as Kelly and Cerrone went to touch gloves before Kelly pulled back and landed a hard punch. Cerrone wasn't hurt and got a quick takedown before they ended up back in the stand-up. Kelly was getting the better of the stand-up for the first part of the round before eventually being taken back down. Cerrone landed a hard elbow that opened a nasty cut above Kelly's eye.
The second round was similar as Kelly was doing well in the stand-up but got taken down again. This time Cerrone moved to mount where he unloaded with punches. Cerrone moved to the back and locked in a body triangle. From there it was a few punches and Cerrone locked up the rear naked choke to force the submission.
Cerrone is a long way from the UFC championship picture and he needs to shore up his stand-up defense but this is a nice first win for him.