McGre­gor stops Men­des to win UFC in­terim ti­tle

Cape Breton Post - - SPORTS -

LAS VE­GAS — Conor McGre­gor won the UFC in­terim feath­er­weight ti­tle in dra­matic fash­ion at UFC 189 on Satur­day night, stop­ping Chad Men­des with three sec­onds left in the third round af­ter a vi­cious se­ries of strikes. McGre­gor (18-2) spent much of the first two rounds on his back, but the Ir­ish sen­sa­tion fin­ished the fight with a light­ning-quick com­bi­na­tion. Af­ter a huge left hand put Men­des down, McGre­gor pounded away for the stop­page and then jumped onto the cage in cel­e­bra­tion. He later sunk to his knees in tears while thou­sands of Ir­ish fans at the MGM Grand Gar­den Arena ser­e­naded him. Men­des (17-3) stepped in for in­jured feath­er­weight cham­pion Jose Aldo just 2 1/2 weeks ago.

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