Five more fighters, including a fighter hailed by UFC President Dana White as the “best female knockout in Contender Series history,” are UFC-bound after DWCS Season 6, Week 8.
Out of all the UFC contract recipients, Bruna Brasil was the obvious choice, White said. Bruna brasil lit up the arena with a head kick knockout. After the UFC APEX Tuesday Night event in Las Vegas, Farid Basharat joined Trevor Peek, Ikram Aliskrov and Daniel Marcos to head to the Octagon.
Headliner Basharat closed the show with a dominant decision over Allan Begosso and will join his brother Javid Basharat in the UFC. Basharat pitted his fast kicks against the heavy bolos of opponent Begosso. Basharat took to Begosso’s fast kicks and beat him to earn unanimous victory.
Basharat snatched Begosso during the second and third rounds, and he never lost control. Even he aped Georges St-Pierre by kicking him in the stomach with an axe. He had already taken his mount by the end of round three and was closing the bout with elbows and punches which had knocked off his opponent for most of the fight. Judges gave Basharat the shutout – and a pair of 10-8s – with 30-27 and two 30-26 scores.
Aliskerov mangles Sousa’s shoulder in first
Undefeated but for a single knockout loss to Khamzat Chimaev, Ikram Aliskerov showed why he was the biggest favorite of the night by steamrolling DWCS vet Mario Sousa.
Sousa hoped to use his length to keep Aliskerov at distance with kicks and straight punches. Aliskerov came in quick and lifted him up and then slammed him on the mat. The Dagestani fighter advanced quickly and secured a Kimura Lock. At 2:09 of the first round, Sousa was tapping in obvious pain, and when the ref separated them, the Brazilian laid on the mat, his arm still contorted.
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Peek survives onslaught, stops Lewis
Malik Lewis was out to fight Trevor Peek. But, after he got a knockdown by a punch from the clinch he decided to go for it with a series of elbows, knees, and punches. Peek was instantly in deep trouble, wrestling for his life as he took a tremendous amount of punishment in a frenzied first round. Peek had a bit less gas and Lewis tried to push too hard for the finish. That meant Lewis wound up spent at precisely the wrong time as Peek came out swinging for the second frame. After a well-timed takedown, Peek went to work with fearsome ground and pound and then landed a knee to the face as they righted themselves. Lewis took a knee and quickly wilted as Peek poured on the punishment for the TKO stop at 2:37 mark of the middle frame.
What a comeback by Trevor Peek
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Brasil earns highlight-reel finish
Bruna Brasil punched her ticket to the UFC with a dominant performance over Marnic Mann that was punctuated by a highlight-reel head-kick knockout in the second.
It was all over at the 4:33 mark of the second frame after Brasil set up her shot with a jab and went high with a kick. But even before that, the end was written in the disparity between the flyweights’ skill sets. Brasil used Brasil’s height and reach to beat Mann using kicks and knees. Mann attempted to wrestle Mann to safety but was stopped by Brasil and left with bruises on her knees. Brasil is a star to behold, even before the huge finish.
Marcos batters tough Lewis
Daniel Marcos gave Brandon Lewis a choice between his face and his legs, kicking both over three rounds to pitch a shutout on judges’ scorecards, 30-27. Although the Peruvian Marcos had not fought for three years, he returned to fight and gave Lewis a choice between his face or his legs when he entered the cage. Lewis never quit despite the fact that he could barely walk by the third round. Marcos started to feel the effects of deep water, but Lewis continued moving forward and throwing bombs. Marcos wasn’t too good at his shooting, but he was still able to land front kicks and punches with hooks.
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Full DWCS Season 6, Week 8 results:
Farid Basharat def. Allan Begosso via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
Ikram Aliskerov def. Mario Sousa via submission (kimura) – Round 1, 2:09
Trevor Peek def. Malik Lewis via TKO (ground and pound) – Round 2, 2:37
Bruna Brasil def. Marnic Mann via KO (head kick) – Round 2, 4:33
Daniel Marcos def. Brandon Lewis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)