Within the stars of the UFC 254, Phil Hawes he finished his rival in just 18 seconds, being the knockout of the night. Jacob malkoun he was the one who had to suffer the winner’s impressive striking technique. The preview was very exciting, knowing that he could achieve what finally ended up happening. Thus, there is no doubt that it was the best closing on a new great night on «the island of struggle».
After a huge presentation at the Dana White’s Contender Series recently in Las Vegas, Phillip had a dream debut in the leading Mixed Martial Arts company. The president of the entity trusted him, gave him a contract a few months ago and, now, he is already paying him with great knockouts. At the end of the fight, he left a strong message for the other competitors in his division, putting pressure on each of them.
“I’m the king. This is my time. Look at me. Remember my name. It’s me and I came to stay. Here I am. Today I demonstrated that I will be the best in this division and that is what I aim for. Just 18 seconds. I knew I had to get into the UFC and make it clear what I’m here for. Let them put whoever they want ahead of me, I will liquidate it, “he said. Phil Hawes, who already makes a lot of noise in the world of Mixed Martial Arts.
His impressive presentation at the Contender Series
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 first attempt at Dana White’s Contender Series in season 1, this one made his best appearance. It took more than three years to have a rematch. His rival was Khadzhi Bestaev (10-4), who could not against his quality. There, it only lasted 78 seconds, thanks to a technical knockout.
UFC 254 Partial Results
Khabib Nurmagomedov (c) vs. Justin Gaethje (c).
Robert Whittaker vs. Jared Cannonier.
Alexander Volkov (first round TKO victory) vs. Walt Harris.
Jacob Malkoun vs. Phillip Hawes (victory by knockout in just 18 seconds).
Lauren Murphy (second round submission win) vs. Liliya Shakirova.
Magomed Ankalaev (first round knockout win) vs. Ion Cutelaba.
Stefan Struve vs. Tai Tuivasa (victory by knockout in the first round).
Nathaniel Wood vs. Casey Kenney (unanimous decision win).
Alex Oliveira vs. Shavkat Rakhmonov (first round submission win)
Da-Un Jung vs. Sam Alvey. (tie).
Liana Jojua vs. Miranda Maverick (victory by knockout in the first round).
Joel Alvarez (first round submission win) vs. Alexander Yakovlev.
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