ORLANDO, Fla. — Rafael dos Anjos stopped Donald Cerrone at just over a minute of the first round Saturday night to retain the UFC lightweight title.

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Dos Anjos hurt Cerrone with a left kick to the midsection, moved in and unleashed a flurry of shots against the fence. Cerrone managed to escape and get back to the center of the octagon, but the fight went to the ground and dos Anjos finished it with ground-and-pound before it was ruled a technical knockout.

Dos Anjos improved to 35-7, and Cerrone dropped to 28-7.