Dana White’s “Contender Series” ends a 7-week hiatus on a specific day this evening (Weds., Nov. 4, 2020), bringing eight extra blended martial arts (MMA) hopefuls into Las Vegas’ UFC APEX.
However the most recent episode on Sept. 15, 2020, highlighted just a single complete, 3 fighters walked away with contracts. Boxing veteran Danyelle Wolf scraped earlier Taneisha Tennant, Colin Anglin mauled the favored Mohammedjon Naimov, and Jordan Williams demolished Gregory Rodrigues in the major event.
Tonight’s Light Heavyweight featured attraction sees Town Kickboxing product Carlos Ulberg (2-) move up on quick notice to deal with Brazil’s Bruno Oliveira (8-1), who’d been slated to face the UFC-bound KB Bhullar. Down at 170, Chile’s Ignacio Bahamondes (10-3) fights KOTC champ Edson Gomez (6-1). The card will also see 1-time UFC signee Vince Murdock (12-3) struggle fellow Featherweight Luis Saldana (13-6) and open up with Heavyweight action between Jared Vanderaa (10-4) and Harry Hunsucker (6-2).
‘Contender Series’ Rapid Outcomes:
Carlos Ulberg vs. Bruno Oliveira — Ulberg def. Oliveira by KO (punches) at 2:02 of Spherical One particular
Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Edson Gomez — Bahamondes def. Gomez by KO (entrance kick) at 2:31 of Round Two
Pauline Macias vs. Gloria de Paula
Vince Murdock vs. Luis Saldana — Saldana def. Murdock by TKO (entrance kicks and punches) at :44 of Spherical Three
Jared Vanderaa vs. Harry Hunsucker — Vanderaa def. Hunsucker by TKO (punches) at 3:34 of Round Just one
‘Contender Series’ Perform-By-Enjoy Success:
205 lbs.: Carlos Ulberg vs. Bruno Oliveira
Round just one: Oliveira on the front foot early. Ulberg tossing out kicks, eats a appropriate hand right after hoping to spin. Oliveira leg kick against the fence. A person minute in. Both throwing reduced kicks. Oliveira attempts to push the situation and walks into a vicious mix that sends him to the mat experience-to start with.
Remaining final result: Ulberg def. Oliveira by KO (punches)
170 lbs.: Ignacio Bahamondes vs. Edson Gomez
Round just one: Small kicks from Bahamondes. Stiff jab, entrance kick downstairs. Gomez seeking to capture him coming in. Difficult 2-3 from Gomez, great flurry on the fence. He catches a physique kick, just can’t get the takedown. A person moment in. Good punches from Gomez and he shoots versus the fence. Bahamondes lands some elbows and separates. Physique kick from Gomez. Bahamondes reduced kick. Front kick misses, jab and counter still left hook up. Two minutes in. Gomez ties up, eats a knee. Bahamondes feints with the fingers prior to splitting the guard with a knee. Slash kick knocks Gomez about. Hefty counter correct, then a straight still left that seems to sting Gomez.3-2 form Gomez in return. Two minutes to go.
Counter left by Bahamondes as he circles on the fence. Blend within, front kick to the body. Gomez shoots and will take him to the fence. 1 moment to go. Bahamondes separates and lands a system kick. Head kick endeavor, human body kick lands. Spinning back kick on the fence. 10-9 Bahamondes.
Spherical two: Darting suitable from Bahamondes early on. Gomez blitzes, landing a several shots before shifting stages. 1-2-knee from Bahamondes. Potshots landing. One moment in. Far more kicks piling up. Four-piece, punches into a spinning back again kick. Weighty overhand appropriate by Gomez in return. Gomez certainly not wanting terribly fresh new as he eats straight punches. Excellent liver shot by Bahamondes. Gomez tries a head kick, eats a suitable cross. Bahamondes bounces punches off his guard, digs a liver shot, then front kicks him in the experience for a clear KO.
Ultimate consequence: Bahamondes def. Gomez by KO (entrance kick)
145 lbs.: Vince Murdock vs. Luis Saldana
Spherical a single: Saldana sending out some early kicks. Lower kick connects. Brazilian kick just misses. Murdock falls shorter with a 1-1-2. Just one minute in. Saldana doing effectively at array so significantly. Spinning again kick misses. Reduced kick to counter left. Side kick to the midsection. Murdock just misses two minutes in. Glancing head kick satisfied by a Saldana jab. Saldana tries a jumping knee. More kicks, straights from equally sides. Two minutes to go.
Saldana tries an additional traveling knee and Murdock ties up. Just cannot maintain him against the fence. Spinning back kick from Saldana. Double jab with a minute to go. Murdock’s just obtaining hassle closing the distance. One more spinning again kick, then a combination. Difficult entire body kick. Murdock small kick. 10-9 Saldana.
Round two: Minimal kick from Saldana as he carries on to command the distance. Lower kick again. He tries to spin and requires some glancing punches from Murdock a minute in. Teeps from Saldana. Continuing to deliver out kicks at numerous heights. Two minutes in. Glancing Brazilian kick from Saldana. Murdock doubles up the leg kicks. Still left hooks appear back at him, superior two-piece upstairs. Two minutes to go.
Saldana regularly switching stance. Counter uppercut and still left hook. Far more leg kicks. Murdock with a glancing head kick. A single moment to go. Saldana lands a low kick and remaining hook. Mixture. Murdock falling quick with punches. Saldana with a pair of entrance kicks. 10-9 Saldana.
Round a few: Saldana on the lookout a lot more intense to commence the round, catches Murdock with a pair of entrance kicks for a knockdown. He follows Murdock down into mount and kilos him out from there.
Closing end result: Saldana def. Murdock by TKO (entrance kicks and punches)
265 lbs.: Jared Vanderaa vs. Harry Hunsucker
Spherical one particular: Investing kicks to get started. Vanderaa grabs double unders and takes him to the fence, landing knees. Hunsucker responds by blasting him with a flurry on the break, which Vanderaa weathers nicely. A person moment in. Reduced kick and front kick by Vanderaa, Hunsucker solutions with an additional series of energy punches. Trading lower kicks. Hunsucker walks through a jab to rattle Vanderaa with a still left hand. Two minutes in. Huge overhand correct from Hunsucker falls just short. Vanderaa eats an overhand correct, lands a two-piece in return, unable to clinch. Body kick from Vanderaa on the crack. He ties up and hauls Hunsucker to the fence again. Two minutes to go.
Hunsucker keeping onto a kimura grip and gets taken down for it. Limited punches from Vanderaa. Hunsucker rolls to his knees, but before long crumples less than the onslaught.
Closing consequence: Vanderaa def. Hunsucker by TKO (punches)
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