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Armen Petrosyan Tops List of Four Contract Winners on Week 8 of DWCS – MMA Root

Armen Petrosyan Tops List of Four Contract Winners on Week 8 of DWCS

Armen Petrosin replaces UFC President Dana White. His next step was anything but inevitable.

Petrosyan did a short job with Kaloyan Kolev in a light heavyweight case, winning by knockout at 4:27 of the first turn of Week 8 of the Dana White Series at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. All six professional triumphs of the Armenian fighter came through a knockout or technical knockout.

Petroyson was one of four fighters to receive a UFC contract after the incident, joining Caio Borralho, Jonny Parsons and Piera Rodriguez on the roster of the Las Vegas-based promotion.

Kolef (10-1) started quickly, as an abolition landed within the first 15 seconds of the match and drowned his opponent on the fence. When Petrosyan (6-1) was able to create space, he scored the Bulgarian with a hard kick to the body and a left hook before Kolef secured another body lock. This time, however, Petrosyan was able to separate much faster and began to hurt Kolev with punches to the head. During the finish, Petrosyan swung Kolev with his right hand and put him in place with a high left kick. He then landed four-mostly unnecessary-punches on his unconscious enemy before the fight was called.

Earlier, Borralho left nothing to chance in his second appearance in the Contender Series in three weeks. The 28-year-old Combat Club spokesman recorded an emphatic break in the first round of Jesse Murray, winning by technical knockout at 1:41 in the first round. Borralho was stripped of his UFC contract following a win over Aaron Jeffery in Week 5 of the Candidates Series on 28 September.

Borralho started with his usual posture in karate, throwing kicks at different levels and angles. The tide changed, however, when he supported Murray (8-4) with a pair of straight left hands. Feeling blood in the water, Boralo (10-1, 1 NC) forced the issue and threw his opponent with a right hook behind the ear. A barrage of hammers and punches on the canvas sealed the deal for the Brazilian, who is unbeaten in his last nine professional outings.

Parsons won a somewhat controversial victory with separate decisions against Solomon Renfro in tonight’s welterweight competition. Two judges gave 29-28 ratings in favor of Syndicate MMA, while a third saw 29-28 for Renfro. Parsons (7-3) has won his last five outings dating back to December 2019.

Renfro seemed to be going for a short night when he crashed his opponent with a short right hand in the 1st lap and then followed an extensive agitation of the attack during a furious sequence near the fence. To his credit, Parsons absorbed everything Renfro had to offer (8-2). From there, it was Parsons’s standup that made the difference, as he attacked with a variety of straight right hands, hips and kicks at various levels. He also well denied his opponent’s attempts to bring the fight to the canvas in Round 3. While Renfro did some solid work on the body the last two rounds, it was not enough to get the nod from the judges.

In the penultimate match of the night, Rodriguez won a unanimous victory over the decision against Valeska Matsado in a competitive affair with perfume. All three judges in the cage submitted 29-28 scores in favor of the Queen Legacy Fighting Alliance.

Rodriguez (7-0) cut Machado (8-3, 1 NC) with a short right hand early in the 1st round and later scored her Brazilian enemy with a bunch of punches near the fence. Machado responded by cutting “La Fiera” with an elbow strike late in the season. Although Rodriguez was consistent with the tight piercing combinations, Machado kept herself in the exchanges under tension, finding the range in multiple straight right hands. Ultimately, it was Rodriguez who left a lasting impression thanks to multiple removals and clinical work in the last 10 minutes. The Panama-based fighter completed the landing punches from the mountain in the declining seconds.

Earlier, Nova Uniao Pedro Falcao’s product became stronger as the fight progressed against James Barnes, winning a third-round knockout victory in a bantamweight case. Falcao kicked his opponent off the mountain with fists and hammers at 3:55 in Round 3. Falcao has won four consecutive seasons – three in distance.

After a slow start that was challenged mainly in the clinic, Falcao (15-3) began to impose his will. He took multiple rebounds against Barnes (14-5) in the last 10 minutes, advanced to dominant positions and threatened to drown a triangle arm in the second turn. Falcao made his final move in the 3rd round when he completed a Barnes dismissal and climbed to the top. From there, he went from half a guard to ascend, gradually increasing the intensity of the ground and the pound until referee Mike Beltran was forced to intervene.