Conor McGregor (Dave Mandel/Sherdog)

UFC 246 Results: McGregor Demolishes Cerrone, Holm Bests Pennington

On Saturday, Jan. 18, the UFC hosted UFC 246: McGregor vs. Cowboy from the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

In the night’s main event, former featherweight and lightweight titleholder Conor McGregor returned to action against longtime veteran Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight match-up. Ireland’s McGregor had competed just once since 2016, a fourth-round submission defeat to current lightweight king Khabib Nurmagomedov. Cerrone, meanwhile, had fought 11 times over the same stretch, picking up five post-fight bonuses while battling many of the sport’s biggest names. The veteran looked to snap a two-fight skid after dropping back-to-back contests to Justin Gaethje and Tony Ferguson.

The co-main event featured a bantamweight rematch between former champion Holly Holm and former title challenger Raquel Pennington. The pair met previously at UFC 184, with Holm claiming a decision victory.


The event kicked off with a preliminary-card stream on UFC Fight Pass at 7 p.m. ET. The action then shifted to ESPN at 8 p.m. ET for the remainder of the undercard. The pay-per-view main card aired live at 10 p.m. ET on ESPN+.

Conor McGregor def. Donald Cerrone by knockout. Round 1, 0:40
Holly Holm def. Raquel Pennington by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 20-27)
Aleksei Oleinik def. Maurice Greene by submission (armbar). Round 2, 4:38
Brian Kelleher def. Ode Osbourne by submission (arm-in guillotine choke). Round 1, 2:49
Diego Ferreira def. Anthony Pettis by submission (rear-naked choke). Round 2, 1:46
Roxanne Modafferi def. Maycee Barber by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Sodiq Yusuff def. Andre Fili by unanimous decision (29-28 x3)
Askar Askarov def. Tim Elliott by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Drew Dober def. Nasrat Haqparast by knockout (overhand left). Round 1, 1:10
Aleksa Camur def. Justin Ledet by unanimous decision (29-28, 30-27, 30-27)
Sabina Mazo def. JJ Aldrich by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)