THE STREETS of Las Vegas were painted green, white and orange in the wake of Conor McGregor’s sensational win over Donald Cerrone.
Irish fight fans were out in force in the City of Sin for the 31-year-old’s long-awaited return to the Octagon and the heady world of UFC.
And despite going into his fight with Cerrone as firm favourite, McGregor managed to put on an impressive, if brief show of strength, against the American.
Winning in a matter of just 40 seconds, McGregor’s dominant display was enough to see the travelling Irish fans celebrating long into the night.
Footage of their celebrations soon found their way on to social media.
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One clip, posted to Twitter, featured plenty of Irish flags, held aloft while fans chanted “Ole, Ole, Ole” long into the night.
Filmed around the Toshiba Plaza, close to the T-Mobile Arena where McGregor had earlier dazzled the watching crowd, for one night at least Las Vegas looked decidedly Irish.
There was every reason for fans to celebrate too with the win making McGregor the first person in UFC history to record knockout victories at featherweight, lightweight and welterweight level.
More importantly to Notorious supporters, the result could pave the way for a much-anticipated rematch with Khabib Nurmagomedov.