It was the second time he ended up giving Phil Hawes the chance to win a UFC contract after a big knockout. After a failed attempt at Dana White’s Contender Series In season 1, he (8-2) made his best appearance. It took more than three years to have a rematch. His rival was Khadzhi Bestaev (10-4), from the American Academy of Kickboxing (10-4). As such, the victory came after 78 seconds, which appeared by technical knockout.
In the meantime, Phil Hawes he was looking for his last chance to stay with a tie in the UFC. In 2016, the highly touted prospect lost to Andrew Sanchez, in the elimination round of The Ultimate Fighter 23. Many would have thought that he had used up all of his lives, but he rocked with three wins in the preview and now left a huge image for Dana White. . The change of scenery has been good for him, so he finally signed on the sheet.
Phil Hawes promises a lot
Of course, he is a fighter with a lot of war to continue giving. Hawes finished with Bestaev in just over a minute, cutting off the illusion of a rival who wanted his contract. However, with several firm kicks to his opponent’s legs, he was able to weaken him somewhat. Then a combination left Khadzhi uncoordinated, who fell to the mat and had nothing else to do. There were three “hammer” blows that hit the floor and the judge decided to cut the story.
Al Matavao vs. Tafon Nchukwi.
Sherrard Blackledge (winner by unanimous decision) vs. Cameron Church.
Khadzi Bestaev vs. Phil Hawes (winner by TKO in the first round).
Mana Martinez vs. Drako Rodriguez (winner by submission in the first round).
Henrique Shiguemoto vs. Aliaskhab Khizriev (winner by submission at 40 seconds).
Week 5 Results
Dennis Buzukja (145.5) vs. Melsik Baghdasaryan (145) (winner by unanimous decision).
Jimmy Flick (125.5) (third round submission winner) vs. Nate Smith (125.5).
Jose Johnson (135) vs. Ronnie Lawrence (135.5) (winner by unanimous decision).
Cody Brundage (205) vs. William Knight (206) (winner by TKO in the first round).
Chase Gibson (156) vs. Tucker Lutz (155.5) (winner by unanimous decision).
Phillip Hawes with SUPER-HUMAN power to end it in RD 1 ?
? Vegas is the place to be this Tuesday.
– UFC (@ufc) September 9, 2020