A new chapter of Dana White’s Contender Series It took place this Saturday, where the knockout of the year finally came. This edition featured another night full of sleeping fighters, where four amateurs won professional deals with UFC. At the Apex in Las Vegas Tafon Nchukwi (4-0) closed the day with an absolutely brutal finish over Al Matavao (8-3). The latter had to be taken out of the cage on a stretcher, after being unconscious for more than a minute and causing concern about vomiting on the canvas.
Matavao was the most striking to start, who came out totally aggressive and eager to leave a contract in his hand. Moving in every possible angle, the high kicks and counter attacks stood out. Nchukwi He showed himself to be waiting, but he really drew attention by the firmness he had in his gloves every time he took a blow. While it was for either of us, it was likely that Tafon take the victory, as he seemed more confident.
Has multiple knockout wins
Notably, Al Matavao did everything in his power to find the right spot for the knockout, although he was never really close. He knew he wasn’t going to be able to bring his opponent to the mat to subdue him, so he only had to shake off multiple punches while in range. That being the case, he couldn’t get what he was looking for and eventually ended up with a conspicuous knockout and major trauma to his head, which caused huge concern at the scene.
Nchukwi he did not go back at any time and went into the second round with the idea of ending the story, which finally came seconds later. Matavao was already showing a cut on his left eye and it was not news that he was feeling his energy disappear. In this way, after a year convulsed by the coronavirus, the 2020 knockout appeared in a very spectacular way, which will surely be talked about for a while longer.
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).
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