DWCS Season 6, Week 1 effects: Joe Pyfer closes display with a knockout – and will get a handiest UFC contract
Joe Pyfer’s UFC dream got here to a crashing halt when he suffered a grisly dislocated elbow in his first DWCS look in Season 4. Within the Season 6 opener, he redeemed himself in highlight-reel model with a second-round knockout of Ozzy Diaz.
Pyfer’s win capped off an evening of in large part tactical affairs that went to the scorecards – and in an instant captured UFC President Dana White’s consideration. The exec rewarded the efficiency with the one UFC contract an evening, a stark reversal from many previous occasions in which as many as 5 opponents earned offers.
“Display me who you’re Tuesday evening,” White prompt subsequent week’s opponents in an interview with Laura Sanko after the fights wrapped on Tuesday at UFC APEX in Las Vegas. “That’s the one factor I’m inquisitive about. … Act like Joe Pyfer. Be excited to be right here. Attempt to knock your opponent out. “Be Joe Pyfer and you’re going to get into the UFC.”
And with that, White walked off digital camera, figuratively shedding the mic.
Take a look at the Pyfer’s end, which got here on the 1:39 mark of the second one around when he landed a take a look at left hook at the advancing Diaz.
“The Excitement Guy” wins over judges
Amusing-loving Anton Turkalj sauntered into the octagon, looking to make an impact on Dana White, even though he didn’t know he was once there. Turkalj, a coaching spouse of Alexander Gustafsson and Khamzat Chimaev at AllStars, confirmed Chimaev’s urgency in placing opponent Acacio dos Santos at the canvas, and Gustafsson’s toughness in taking a shot to get the task performed.
Dos Santos presented him to his fists firstly of each around, when Turkalj opened with the similar leg kick each time. However even if Turkalj swung wildly, dos Santos wasn’t in a position to land the large shot and gave up his again for prolonged classes of time. After all, that was once sufficient to persuade judges of the 29-28 ranking for Turkalj around the board. In a while, the Swede expressed wonder that the combat wasn’t 5 rounds and White wasn’t there – even supposing he was once sitting cageside.
Buzukja will get first DWCS win
Two years after dropping on DWCS by the use of unanimous choice, Dennis Buzukja satisfied all 3 judges he gained the day in a moment look in opposition to Kaleio Romero. A made from Group Alpha Male, Romero balanced his putting inexperience with smothering wrestling and toughness. In the beginning, he did simply sufficient slugging to lure Buzukja in opposition to the fence.
Buzukja may have spent the entire combat in opposition to the hyperlinks had he no longer damaged away in the second one and landed a knee that almost put out Romero. Within the 3rd, Buzukja, from Longo/Weidman MMA, took a web page out of his opponent’s guide and were given the takedown. Nonetheless Romero rallied, looking to roll his means right into a banana break up and tornado submission. Buzukja needed to combat his means out of it and slug issues out within the ultimate mins sooner than getting 29-28s around the board.
Costa ekes break up in lackluster conflict
Alessandro Costa spent the simpler a part of quarter-hour looking to get within on his tall and rangy opponent, Andres Luna Martinetti, who picked at him at distance with kicks. On the finish of each and every around, he did his highest paintings on that entrance, scoring with heavy fingers. Luna even aided him in the second one, getting a bit too lax leaving his head uncovered on withdrawal. A proper hand despatched Luna to the canvas, although he was once in a position to temporarily opposite. In spite of Costa’s larger punches, he handiest satisfied two of 3 judges he was once the victor and took house the break up name by way of ratings of 30-27, 28-29 and 29-28.
Complete DWCS: Season 6, Week 1 effects:
Joseph Pyfer def. Ozzy Diaz by the use of KO (punches) – Spherical 2, 1:39
Anton Turkalj def. Acacio dos Santos by the use of unanimous choice (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Dennis Buzukja def. Kaleio Romero by the use of unanimous choice (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Alessandro Costa def. Andres Luna Martinetti by the use of break up choice (30-27, 28-29, 29-28)