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Cerrone wins impressive decision at Fight Night

Donald Cerrone, top, punches Al Iaquinta during a lightweight mixed martial arts bout during UFC Fight Night in Ottawa, Ontario, Saturday, May 4, 2019. (Justin Tang/The Canadian Press via AP)

OTTAWA, Ontario — Edgewood resident Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone (36-11) scored a punishing five-round unanimous decision over Al Iaqunita (14-5-1) Saturday at UFC Fight Night at Canadian Tire Centre.

Scores were 49-45, 49-45 and 49-46 for the No. 8 Cerrone (36-11 overall), who extended his record for most UFC wins to 23 as he pursues a lightweight title shot. He dropped Iaqunita in the third and fourth rounds

Scores were 49-45 twice and 49-46 for the No. 8-ranked Cerrone, who improves to 36-11 with 1 NC as he extends his record for most UFC wins to 23. The No. 4-ranked Iaquinta falls to 14-5-1.