Round 1 - Referee Mario Yamasaki in the cage for the night's first main-card matchup. Cerrone rushes forward, and they trade low kicks immediately. Cerrone shoots in for a takedown and lands a big knee when Noons defends the shot. Jab for Cerrone. No slow start tonight. Noons hanging in the pocket, but Cerrone working his jab. High kick jus touches the face for Cerrone. Cerrone kicks the body. Noons' right eye busted up, but he's returning fire. Noons working his jab, and Cerrone goes to the legs. Takedown for Cerrone. noons gets immediately back up, and Cerrone catches him with one punch as he rises. Cerrone digging at the legs. Noons trying to move forward, but everything he throws is being answered. Two punches score for Noons. He kicks the elgs and follows to the head. He's hitting his rhythm, but Cerrone scores with another high kick in the final minute. Cerrone really letting his kicks fly. Round ends, and MMAjunkie.com sees it for Cerrone, 10-9.
Round 2 - Cerrone with an early takedown and appears to be looking for the choke. Noons scrambles free and gets to his feet. Cerrone looks again for a takedown, but Noons blocks it. Cerrone still letting his hands fly, and he lands flush. Noons not backing down, and he continues to throw back. Cerrone getting the best of it, but Noons is moving forward. Cerrone nearly sweeps Noons off his feet with a low kick. Cerrone kicks to the body. Noons backing away to reset. He does land with a left hand, but Cerrone comes back with a flurry of shots. Spinning backfist wobbles Cerrone. He drives through a knee and scores a takedown. Big left hand scores from the top. Cerrone establishes a dominant position and digs to the ribs. Noons turns and looks to escape, but Cerrone continues the beating with short elbows and punches. Noons' nose bloodied. Cerrone finishes on top, and MMAjunkie.com gives him the round, 10-9.
Round 3 - Crowd applauds as Cerrone asks for noise, and the two embrace to open the third. Noons bloodied immediately, but he's trying to throw. He's reaching with his jab, but a few hooks scores inside. Cerrone retreating and countering, and Noons wants him to stand still. Instead, Cerrone drops in for a takedown. Noons gets full guard underneath. He bucks and rolls and nearly escapes, but Cerrone gets top agin. Yamasaki looking closely at Noons' face, which is bleeding worse and worse. Noons firing elbows from his back., but Cerrone unleashing elbows from the top. Noos turns to his side, looking for options. Cerrone holds him down and scores more punches from the top. Cerrone advances to side control. Blood everywhere yet again. Punches and elbows from the top to finish. MMAjunkie.com gives the final round to Cerrone, 10-9, giving him the fight 30-27. Donald Cerrone def. K.J. Noons via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26).