On Saturday, Donald Cerrone was able to submit Dennis Siver, and remain unbeaten inside the Octagon.
Beyond just earning the win, Cerrone was able to outstrike one of the lightweight division's top strikers, and he earned another bonus check.
Cerrone has proven that he is a top fighter in the lightweight division, and he has a lot of different factors on his side that will aid him in his quest to become a champion.
He is well on his way to the UFC lightweight title, and here are five reasons that Donald Cerrone will wear UFC gold.
On Saturday, Cerrone may have submitted Siver, but it was set up by his striking.
Many people thought that Siver would have the edge in the stand up game, as he is the former German kickboxing champion, but that proved not to be true.
Cerrone's fight before that was his first (T)KO as a professional mixed martial artist, but he has plenty of experience striking.
Cerrone has a 27-0-1 professional kickboxing record.
Michael Jordan-esque in his grappling skills, is Donald Cerrone.
I kid of course. Goldy is always good for unintentional comedy though.
But Cerrone is a beast on the ground.
Of his 17 wins as a professional fighter, 13 of those were submissions, and eight of them came in the first round.
Cerrone sees an opening, and he takes advantage of it immediately.
Did I mention Cerrone's 14 finishes in 17 wins?
Did I mention his nine first round finishes?
If that isn't enough for you, just watch him tee off on Charles Oliveira, or watch him chase down Dennis Siver.
Or just listen to him talk when he says he just wants to fight.
He doesn't care. He just goes out there to fight, and to finish you.
Donald Cerrone is 6 feet tall, and has a 73" reach.
He's got a height and reach advantage over a majority of fighters in the lightweight division, including everyone in the top 10.
That kind of edge helps him out even further in the striking and grappling areas.
Cerrone does train at his ranch with Leonard Garcia.
But he also trains with Greg Jackson.
Jackson's MMA has some of the top fighters in the sport, and Greg Jackson is probably the best coach in all of MMA today.
Jackson will make Cerrone one of the best fighters in MMA, and will make him the UFC lightweight champion.