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UFC 246 results: Conor McGregor TKO’s “Cowboy” Cerrone in just 40 seconds!

It was a triumphant return to the UFC for Conor McGregor, who won in less than a minute - See the full results for UFC 246 here on MMAnytt!

Conor McGregor is back! The former UFC champion returned in the main event at at UFC 246, now the full results are in for the event. McGregor faced fan favourite Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone, in a fight that lasted only 40 seconds. McGregor landed a head kick early in the fight that Cerrone simply couldn’t recover from, forcing referee Herb Dean to stop the fight.

In the co-main event, former UFC champ Holly Holm returned to the win column with a unanimous decision victory in a rematch with Raquell Pennington. Russian heavyweight Aleksei Oleinik finished Maurice Greene with a second round armbar, the third straight submission on the main card. Brian Kelleher also forced a tap from Ode Osbourne, and Diego Ferreira tapped out former lightweight champ Anthony Pettis.

UFC president Dana White went on to say that McGregor will get the next title shot at lightweight, see the results for UFC 246 below.

UFC 246 full results

Main card

  • Conor McGregor def. Donald Cerrone via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 0:40
  • Holly Holm def. Raquel Pennington via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Aleksei Oleinik def. Maurice Greene via submission (armbar) – Round 2, 4:38
  • Brian Kelleher def. Ode Osbourne via submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 2:45
  • Diego Ferreira def. Anthony Pettis via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 2, 1:46

Preliminary card

  • Roxanne Modafferi def. Maycee Barber via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Sodiq Yusuff def. Andre Fili via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Askar Askarov def. Tim Elliott via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Drew Dober def. Nasrat Haqparast via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:10
  • Aleksa Camur def. Justin Ledet via unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Sabina Mazo def. J.J. Aldrich via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)

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With roots in muay thai and as an avid combat sports fan, Sebastian Vendel-Martinez grew up while the MMA scene was blossoming in Sweden. He became part of the MMAnytt team in 2012 and has gone on to become one of the most prominent MMA reporters in Scandinavia. Currently he continues to work as a writer, reporter, video producer/editor and head editor for