However, he now finds himself in a three-way tie for the most wins in UFC history with 20.
However, he's not looking for easy fights when he steps back down to lightweight, and instead wants to get in the Octagon with one of the divisions most feared fighters.
Medeiros and Cerrone started off with a hug, then a slap of the hands, but from there, it was all war. But after knocking out Yancy Medeiros in the closing seconds of round one last night, Cerrone wants the big fish.
The win came with two seconds left in the first round at UFC Austin, as Cerrone punched Medeiros to the canvas before striking more blows to his opponent before the referee Herb Dean stepped in to stop the fight. You know what's cool?
Cerrone may have won the main event last evening, but Nate Diaz arguably stole the show last night with a brief three seconds on camera. UFC needs to decide if Conor McGregor still holds the lightweight title as well.
UFC Fight Night 126 drew a crowd of 10,502 to the Frank Erwin Center located on the University of Texas at Austin campus.
It was an incredible moment as the camera quickly panned away with the young boy behind him with a mischievous smile on his face that said it all.
Nurmagomedov is now set to fight in the main event of UFC 223 and his opponent is going to be UFC Interim Lightweight Champion Tony Ferguson.
It was a feel-good fight, and even a feel-good finish. The American wasn't to be denied a victory on his return though and he got the job done with a brutal combination against the cage as caught Tybura with two big right hands to send him to the mat for the finish.
"I'll just fight whoever they tell me".
Though Cerrone likely wouldn't have been cut even if he had lost four-straight fights, beating Medeiros and snapping his three-fight losing streak was huge for his confidence and it keeps him relevant in the UFC.