UFC on FUEL TV 3: Donald Cerrone vs. Jeremy Stephens Round-by-Round Review

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Round 1: No glove touch between these two. They engage early, but neither man quite finds their mark. Cerrone lands a chopping leg kick. Another leg kick for Cerrone. Cerrone lands a body kick that Stephens can't keep hold of. Another leg kick for Cerrone. Cerrone clowning a bit, keeping just out of range of the heavy haymakers Stephens is winging out there. Cerrone working his range well, keeping Stephens at bay with kicks. Cerrone looking very sharp, changing up his timing well and throwing Stephens off. Cerrone cracks Stephens with a right hand on an already swelling left eye; Stephens winces and grunts, clutching his eye. Cerrone is picking Stephens apart, still doing well in avoiding his heavy punches. Cerrone working knees into his attacks now, landing well. Cerrone dancing, lands a leg kick with a running start. Cerrone drops his hands and ends the round with a flying knee to the chest.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Round 2: They touch gloves for the second, Cerrone jiving away. Cerrone throwing his kicks freely, landing almost at will. Cerrone feeling very confident, loosening up and firing away. Cerrone hurts Stephens with a one-two-one straight up the middle and follows him patiently as he backs up, covering his swollen face. Cerrone defends the takedown with ease and goes back to lighting Stephens up on the feet. Stephens swinging hard, but missing. Cerrone is teeing off on Stephens, who's doing little more than covering up and trying for the takedown now. A minute to go and Cerrone is continuing his methodical destruction of Lil Heathen. Cerrone buckles Stephens with a leg kick. Cerrone is completely outclassing Stephens at this point; he lands a takedown with ease. Stephens gets in an up-kick before the bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Round 3: It looks like Cerrone suffered a pair of cuts on his head from elbows Stephens threw from guard. Cerrone nails Stephens low with an inside leg kick. Stephens takes a knee and some time to recover. Cerrone apologizes and they get back to it. A one-two-leg kick combo from Cerrone restarts the action. Stephens is fighting back more this round, but Cerrone is still dominant. Cerrone knocks Stephens to the mat with a mean leg kick. He opts to keep it standing. Cerrone eating up both of Stephens' legs with hard kicks. The left side of Stephens' face is battered, but he's hanging tough. Stephens is complaining about his left eye, but he doesn't have the ref stop it. Cerrone with two thudding body kicks. A minute left and Stephens wants to be anywhere else; Cerrone is absolutely beating him down. Stephens tries the flying knee, but Cerrone avoids it. Cerrone gets the better of it right up to the final bell.

FightLine scores the round 10-9 for Cerrone

Donald Cerrone defeated Jeremy Stephens via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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