Medeiros was finding a home for his right hand, but Cerrone was able to answer back.
Inside the pocket both men land good shots and they clinch up. After the fight, Medeiros embraced Cerrone's grandmother, who was ringside. Ultimately Cerrone connected and dropped his friend, knocking Medeiros out.
Cerrone goes in for the kill and lands more punches and though there's barely any time left in the round, referee Herb Dean has seen enough and awards "Cowboy" the TKO victory with 4.58mins of the clock. Cerrone's next win will break the all-time UFC wins record, assuming he fights before either other man.
The Ultimate Fighting Championship never shies away from handing Donald Cerrone the keys to the auto, and more often than not, that faith has been rewarded. "You know, they call me, I say 'where are we going, ' and that's all I need to know".
In another great show of sportsmanship, Medeiros gave Cerrone's beloved grandma a hug after the fight, capping off a feelgood, action-packed evening in Austin.
The cameras quickly cut away.
#7 Derrick Lewis went Super Saiyan in the third round, knocking out #9 Marcin Tybura after a back-and-forth affair. Right hand lands clean for Medeiros.
"I just believed in myself", Lewis said afterwards. "Those boys from Texas can hit, man". Lewis is second in UFC Heavyweight history with nine knockouts after less than four years in the company. A showdown with Francis Ngannou could be in the future with Stipe Miocic tied up fighting Daniel Cormier at UFC 226 in July.