A new episode of Contender Series went viral this Saturday, where Dana White had an impeccable reaction to a great knockout. This edition featured another night full of sleeping fighters, where four amateurs won professional deals with the UFC. At the Apex in Las Vegas Phil Hawes had a day with an absolutely brutal ending over Khadzi Bestaev. The latter had to be taken care of, taking into account that the cables were not in place.
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 Kickboxing Academy (10-4). As such, the victory came after 78 seconds, which appeared by technical knockout.
Dana White gave him his contract with the UFC
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.
Not only did the shocking technical knockout go viral, but the reaction of the UFC president himself. Dana WhiteAs usual, it is filmed in every fight. This time when Hawes The face of his rival exploded and killed him on the canvas, the president stopped talking about his performance. He himself was surprised and, with a “one punch” that came out of his mouth, added to the clenched fist, he referred to the terrible blow that struck the winner of the fight.
Al Matavao vs. Tafon Nchukwi (winner by knockout in the second round).
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).
– UFC (@ufc) September 9, 2020