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Dana White’s Contender Series 5 results: Mike Rodriguez, Alex Perez score UFC deals

August 8th, 2017 at 11:01 PM
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Another two fighters punched their ticket to the UFC, including light heavyweight Mike Rodriguez (9-2), who scored a devastating knockout victory over Jamelle Jones (7-5).

The contest served as the final bout of Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 5 event, which took place in las Vegas at The Ultimate Fighter Gym and streamed live on UFC Fight Pass.

The two were cautious to start, feeling each other out on the feet while seeking angles. Jones was forced to move in and out of range against a taller foe, eventually shooting for a takedown that didn’t materialize.

Once confident on his feet, Rodriguez launched a flying knee that landed flush, sending Jones to the floor. A few more punches on the floor sealed the result, though the finish was never in question.

In the night’s co-feature, Julio Arce (13-2) proved rugged in battling through some flashy attacks from Peter Petties (5-3) before earning a second-round TKO finish.

Petties was light on his feet to start, firing off big punches and flashing quick kicksĀ before Arce pushed in to close the distance. Petties worked hard to battle off the cage, though Arce did a solid job of controlling the wrists and preventing much offense. They …

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Tags: Alex Perez, Dana White's Contender Series 5, Donavon Frelow, Everett Sims, Jamelle Jones, Julio Arce, Kevin Gray, Mike Rodriguez, News, UFC

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