Dana White’s Contender Series 32 live results

Dana White’s Contender Series returns tonight with another 10 athletes hoping to earn their way into the UFC.

DWCS 32 takes place at UFC Apex in Las Vegas and streams live on ESPN+.

In this week’s featured matchup, undefeated Cage Fury Fighting Championships veteran Tafon Nchuwki (3-0) takes on Alaska’s Al Matavao (8-2) in a light heavyweight contest.

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In bantamweight action Drako Rodriguez (7-1) impressed with a slick technical submission over Mana Martinez (6-2).

The striking was lively between the two to open the contest, with Rodriguez landing the first big shot with a solid straight. Shortly after, he pressed forward and was able to drive an off-balance

Working from his back, Martinez was impressive, working first for an armbar and then an omo plata to sweep to top position. However, Rodriguez even more impressively switched quickly to a triangle choke that looked to be fully locked. Martinez refused to tap, doing his best to work free, but the choke was in tight. Rodriguez continued to squeeze, making minor angle adjustments, and Martinez eventually went to sleep at the 2:22 mark of the first.

In the night’s first fight, Aliaskhab Khizriev (13-0) kept his perfect career record intact with a 50-second submission win over Henrique Shiguemoto (13-4-1).

Both men were aggressive at the start, and though Khizriev slipped off-balance just seconds into the contest, he immediately sprang back up, worked inside for a takedown, and moved immediately to the back. From there, he quickly worked in a rear-naked choke, flattened out his opponent and scored the tap in impressive fashion.

Dana White’s Contender Series 32 includes:

MAIN CARD (UFC Fight Pass, 8 p.m. ET)

  • Tafon Nchuwki vs. Al Matavao
  • Sherrard Blackledge vs. Cameron Church
  • Khadzhimurat Bestaev vs. Phil Hawes
  • Drako Rodriguez def. Mana Martinez via technical submission (triangle choke) – Round 1, 2:22
  • Aliaskhab Khizriev def. Henrique Shiguemoto via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 0:50

Original article: https://mmajunkie.usatoday.com/2020/09/dana-whites-contender-series-32-live-results-8-p-m-et

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