Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contenders Series Episode 5 Results: Mike Rodriguez vs. Jamelle Jones Headlines & Khalil Rountree's Older Brother Fights

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Dana White Awards The Contracts To: Alex Perez & Mike Rodriguez

Mike Rodriguez def. Jamelle Jones by KO via strikes (2:15, R1)

Julio Arce def. Peter Petties by TKO via strikes (2:39, R2)

Alex Perez def. Kevin Gray by submission via d’arce choke (2:54, R1)

Ricky Simon def. Donovan Frelow by split decision

Shelton Graves def. Everett Sims by TKO via strikes (2:20, R3)


Round By Round Recap

Everett Sims vs. Shelton Graves

Round One: The round begins with Sims attacking Graves with some leg kicks, Sims grabs Graves and he holds him against the cage wall. Sims attacks Graves with a few knee strikes while in the clinch, Graves scores a takedown on Sims and he gets the half guard. Sims scrambles to his feet and Graves puts him against the cage wall, Sims goes back to attacking Graves with knee strikes. Graves scores another takedown on Sims and he gets the half guard, Sims looks for the kimura and Graves escapes while landing a few strikes. Graves transitions to back control against Sims while landing more strikes, Graves transitions to the side control position on a scrambling Sims. Graves attacks Sims with more strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Graves

Round Two: The round begins with Graves immediately hunting for the takedown against Sims, Graves eats a left as he holds Sims against the cage wall. Graves scores a takedown on Sims and he gets back control, Graves starts attacking Sims with ground and pound. Graves starts attacking Sims with knee strikes as well, Graves goes back to attacking Sims with more ground and pound as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-7 for Graves (Overall Score: 20-16 for Graves)

Round Three: The round begins with Graves grabbing Sims and holding him against the cage wall, Graves scores a takedown on Sims and he gets side control. Graves transitions to the full mount against Sims, Graves transitions to back control on Sims while landing ground and pound, Graves attacks Sims with knee strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Shelton Graves def. Everett Sims by TKO via strikes (2:20, R3)

Donovan Frelow vs. Ricky Simon

Round One: The round begins with Simon kicking Frelow in the midsection, Frelow charges forward and just swings wildly against Simon. Simon scores a takedown on Frelow and Frelow scrambles right back to his feet, Simon catches Frelow with a few lefts while holding him against the cage wall. Simon scores another takedown on Frelow and Frelow gets right back to his feet, Simon gets another takedown and Frelow pops right back up. Frelow briefly goes for a guillotine choke and Simon puts him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Simon attacks Frelow with a few kicks. Frelow charges at Simon before attempting a flying knee strike, Simon nails Frelow with a straight right followed by a three strike combination. Simon scores another takedown as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Simon

Round Two: The round begins with Simon taking a few swings at Frelow before scoring a takedown, Frelow pops right back up to his feet before nailing Simon with a combination. Frelow briefly holds Simon against the cage wall before landing a combination, Frelow charges forward while landing a two punch combination. Simon scores another takedown on Frelow and Frelow pops right back up to his feet, Frelow starts catching Simon with a few jabs. Simon holds Frelow against the cage wall after attempting a four punch combination, Simon catches Frelow with a spinning elbow strike. Simon scores a takedown on Frelow and he gets back control, Frelow scrambles back to his feet to get the fight standing again. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Simon (Overall Score: 20-18 for Simon)

Round Three: The round begins with Frelow popping a swinging Simon with a counter right, Simon catches Frelow with a straight left before scoring a takedown. Frelow scrambles back to his feet and Simon holds him against the cage wall, Simon catches Frelow with a right as the fighters separate. Frelow rocks Simon with a three punch combination, Frelow then hits Simon with an uppercut followed by a knee strike. Simon comes forward and he just swings away at Frelow, Simon backs Frelow into the cage wall before scoring another takedown. Frelow scrambles to his feet and Simon drags him back to the ground, Frelow gets back up again and Simon slams him to the ground again as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Simon (Final Score: 30-27 for Simon)

Official Result: Ricky Simon def. Donovan Frelow by split decision

Kevin Gray vs. Alex Perez

Round One: The round begins with Gray attacking Perez with some leg kicks, Perez attacks Gray with a punching combination and some knee strikes. Perez continues attacking Gray with punching combinations, Perez starts attacking Gray with some leg kicks of his own. Gray goes for a kick and Perez cracks him with a few rights, Gray goes for a takedown and Perez crushes him with a knee strike. Perez catches Gray in a d’arce choke and Gray goes out cold.

Official Result: Alex Perez def. Kevin Gray by submission via d’arce choke (2:54, R1)

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