Candidate: Vinícius Salvador puts on a show and secures a contract UFC | fight
Unlike the primary week, when Dana White signed just one fighter, the second week of the 2022 Contender Series concluded with the evening’s 5 winners signing in Las Vegas. Among them, essentially the most notable was the flyweight Vinícius Salvador (as much as 57 kg), of the Ribas group, the identical as Amanda Ribas of Varginha-MG. Last Tuesday, he knocked out Australian Shannon Ross at 4:22 of the second spherical and lifted Dana White off a cageside chair. Vinícius Salvador later earned an Ultimate contract on the age of 25 and now has a document of 14 wins and 4 losses.
Contender Series of Best Moments 2022 – 08/02/2022
– My God! This man got here in because the underdog, it was an unbelievable first spherical, he was dropping bombs, they had been each actually robust. It has 100% quick monitor finishes. And one of many superb issues is your persistence, you’re robust! This man has it, he is robust. You’re within the UFC, Vinícius – mentioned Dana White when saying the signing of the Brazilian.
In the primary seconds of the fight, Vinícius confirmed unorthodox putting and instantly recalled Anderson Silva’s stance within the cage, working laborious even on his escape and enjoying his guard down. As Ross tried to shut in with straight punches, the Brazilian reversed his flying knee try with a left hook that took the Australian to the ground. Vinícius tried to capitalize with a collection of punches, however Ross managed to outlive. The Brazilian had a large benefit within the stroke, Ross was hit once more after a tight proper hook and got here alive once more within the final minute, and nonetheless managed to regulate the laborious blows and swing Vinícius. Dana White had already given each of them a standing ovation on the finish of the half.
In the second spherical, Vinícius Salvador confirmed strikes just like the letter kick that Anderson Silva has already carried out within the cage. After two extra minutes of steadiness, the place Ross additionally managed to press the Brazilian’s face, Vinícius stepped as much as the chase, throwing knees and working cross photographs. Then, alluding to the Spider once more, he went to the fence and beckoned to his rival along with his hand, however Ross didn’t fall into the lure. Ross landed a laborious proper hook, which Vinícius absorbed, however the Australian started to rise and play heavy-handed, urgent the most effective second of the duel and touchdown a number of strikes. Vinícius saved his guard down, absorbed the blows and rocked Ross till he landed a full uppercut. It was the start of the tip. Vinicius stepped up and related a strike to the beltline and lastly a cross that despatched the Australian to the ground, forcing Herb Dean to finish the duel.
Vinícius Salvador knocks out Contender Series, then lands UFC contract — Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
While Vinícius Salvador carried out in Las Vegas, his bandmate Amanda Ribas in Brazil was thrilled with the efficiency. The flyweight additionally took to his social media to publish his response to the fighter’s knockout victory.
Dan Suzart is eradicated within the first spherical
Another Brazilian was eradicated throughout the week of the Contender Series. Heavyweight (as much as 120 kg) Dan Suzart, from Feira de Santana, Bahia, was knocked out by Dominican and LFA champion Waldo Cortes-Acosta at 3:40 of the primary spherical. The two, in the most effective type of the division, went to the rostrum from the beginning, however after some balancing, it was Cortes-Acosta who managed to maintain up the stress and land a collection of straight punches till he reached the pin. After managing to free his arms from the Brazilian’s try to cease the fight, he discovered area and crossed blows till Suzart fell. After a few Cortes-Acosta strikes, Herb Dean stopped the fight.
Dan Suzart was knocked out by Dominican Waldo Cortes-Acosta within the first spherical — Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
Contender Series 2022 #2
August 2, 2022 in Las Vegas, USA
Chris Duncan defeated Charlie Campbell by KO at 1:43 of R1
Vinicius Salvador defeated Shannon Ross by TKO at 4:22 of R2
Francis Marshall defeated Connor Matthews by unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Waldo Cortes-Acosta defeated Dan Suzart by TKO at 3:40 of R1
Billy Goff defeated Shimon Smotritsky by TKO at 3:37 of R1
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