Dana White’s Contender Series Episode 36 Results: Leonardo, Lutz, De Paula & Buys Earn Contracts

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Dana White Awards The Contract(s) To: Victoria Leonardo, Tucker Lutz, Gloria De Paula & JP Buys

JP Buys def. Jacob Silva by submission via guillotine choke (4:54, R1)

Nick Maximov def. Oscar Ivan Cota by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)

Gloria De Paula def. Pauline Macias by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Tucker Lutz def. Sherrard Blackledge by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Victoria Leonardo def. Chelsea Hackett by TKO via strikes (4:41, R2)


JP Buys vs. Jacob Silva

Round One: The round begins with Buys attacking Silva with a variety of kicks, Buys scores a takedown on Silva and he gets leg control. Buys gains the half guard position against Silva, Buys then transitions to the side control position against Silva. Silva scrambles and Buys manages to get back control on him, Buys attacks Silva with some ground and pound. Buys catches Silva in an arm triangle choke and Silva defends against it, Buys returns to back control while attacking Silva with ground and pound. Buys drops for a guillotine choke on Silva and the referee stops the fight although Silva never tapped out.

Official Result: JP Buys def. Jacob Silva by submission via guillotine choke (4:54, R1)

Nick Maximov vs. Oscar Ivan Cota

Round One: The round begins with Maximov scoring a takedown on a kicking Cota, Maximov attacks Cota with some ground and pound. Cota scrambles to his feet and Maximov attacks him with more strikes, Maximov goes for a takedown and Cota lays on top of him to prevent it. Cota pops Maximov with a few strikes while they grapple, Cota stands back up and he drags Maximov to the ground while controlling his head. Cota holds Maximov down as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Maximov

Round Two: The round begins with Cota attempting a head kick against Maximov, Maximov looks for a takedown and Cota drops for a guillotine choke. Maximov escapes and he gets top control on the ground, Maximov attacks Cota with some ground and pound. Maximov briefly gets the full mount on Cota before returning to the half guard, Maximov attacks Cota with more ground and pound. Maximov maintains top control on Cota while landing strikes until the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Maximov immediately hunting for the takedown on Cota and he finally gets it, Maximov attacks Cota with some ground and pound. Maximov keeps Cota down while landing more ground and pound on him, Maximov maintains top control on Cota until the round ends.

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

Official Result: Nick Maximov def. Oscar Ivan Cota by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-28)

Pauline Macias vs. Gloria De Paula

Round One: The round begins with De Paula cracking a swinging Macias with some counter rights, Macias scores a takedown on a swinging De Paula and she gets the north/south position. The fighters get back up and they separate from each other, De Paula attacks Macias with some leg kicks before eating a right. Macias continues hunting for the takedown against De Paula, De Paula catches Macias in a d’arce choke while defending against a takedown. De Paula attacks Macias with knee strikes before dropping for the d’arce choke and Macias defends until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for De Paula

Round Two: The round begins with De Paula attempting a spinning back fist on Macias, De Paula and Macias get into a few striking exchanges. De Paula lights up Macias with a multiple punch combination, the fighters briefly clinch before swinging away at each other. De Paula again cracks Macias with a multiple punch combination, Macias scores a takedown on De Paula and she gets the full guard. Macias gets back up and she allows De Paula to stand up, De Paula cracks Macias with a right hook to the face. De Paula then pops Macias with a knee strike to the midsection, De Paula defends against the takedown while landing more strikes on Macias. Macias pulls guard and she drags De Paula to the ground while eating a few strikes, De Paula levels Macias with some ground and pound. De Paula attacks Macias with more strikes as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with the fighters trading some right hooks, Macias then hits De Paula with a kick to the midsection. De Paula grabs Macias and she gets her up against the cage wall while landing knee strikes, De Paula cracks Macias with an elbow strike as they separated. Macias backs up De Paula while kicking her in the midsection, Macias starts hunting for takedowns against De Paula. De Paula grabs Macias and she gets her back against the cage wall, De Paula cracks Macias with knee strikes while in the clinch. De Paula rocks Macias after landing a knee strike to her face, De Paula backs Macias up while swinging away at her. De Paula clinches with Macias while landing more knee strikes on her, De Paula separates from Macias while throwing a combination. De Paula goes for a head kick as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Gloria De Paula def. Pauline Macias by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-27)

Sherrard Blackledge vs. Tucker Lutz

Round One: The round begins with Lutz backing up Blackledge with a multiple strike combination, Blackledge grabs a swinging Lutz and he gets him up against the cage wall. Lutz spins Blackledge into the cage wall while eating a few elbow strikes, Blackledge scores a takedown on Lutz and Lutz gets right back up. Lutz gets Blackledge against the cage wall as they exchange some strikes while in the clinch, Blackledge accidentally nails Lutz low and the fight is halted. The fight resumes with Blackledge again accidentally kicking Lutz low, the fight resumes with the fighters trading some leg kicks. Blackledge attacks Lutz with multiple front kicks to the midsection, Lutz backs up Blackledge after landing a two punch combination. Lutz scores a takedown on Blackledge and he gets the half guard, Lutz transitions to back control on Blackledge as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Lutz

Round Two: The round begins with Blackledge and Lutz exchanging some leg kicks, Lutz cracks Blackledge with a kick to the midsection. Lutz follows up by cracking Blackledge with a left hook, Blackledge grabs a kicking Lutz and he gets him up against the cage wall. The fighters trade knee strikes while in the clinch, Lutz scores a takedown on Blackledge and he gets back control. Blackledge scrambles to his feet and he gets Lutz against the cage wall, Lutz drops for a guillotine choke on Blackledge and Blackledge defends against it. Lutz and Blackledge swing away at each other as they stand back up, Blackledge scores a takedown on Lutz and he gets him in a seated position. Lutz scrambles to his feet and Blackledge cracks him with a knee strike to the midsection, Lutz holds Blackledge against the cage wall before landing a combo as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Blackledge attacking Lutz with a variety of strikes, Lutz responds by nailing Blackledge with a multiple punch combination. Lutz and Blackledge clinch along the cage wall, Lutz looks for a takedown while Blackledge defends by landing elbow strikes. Lutz scores a takedown on Blackledge and Blackledge gets right back up, Lutz holds Blackledge against the cage wall before scoring another takedown on him. Lutz keeps side control while popping Blackledge with a few strikes, Lutz maintains top control on Blackledge as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Tucker Lutz def. Sherrard Blackledge by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Chelsea Hackett vs. Victoria Leonardo

Round One: The round begins with Hackett attacking Leonardo with front kicks and leg kicks, Leonardo backs Hackett into the cage wall after Hackett throws a head kick. The fighters separate and Leonardo pops Hackett with a right, Leonardo and Hackett exchange a few combinations. Hackett lands a counter strike combination on a swinging Leonardo, Leonardo scores a takedown on Hackett and she gets the half guard. Leonardo attacks Hackett with some ground and pound, Hackett scrambles to her feet and Leonardo attacks her with a knee strike. Hackett grabs a swinging Leonardo and gets her against the cage wall before separating, Leonardo pops a swinging Hackett with a right. Hackett nails Leonardo in the upper body with a front kick, Leonardo partially lands a head kick on Hackett. Hackett gets Leonardo against the cage wall as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Leonardo

Round Two: The round begins with Hackett cracking a kicking Leonardo with a counter right, Leonardo attacks a kicking Hackett with a multiple punch combination. Hackett responds by landing a counter right on a swinging Leonardo, Leonardo grabs Hackett and they clinch along the cage wall. The fighters separate as Hackett nails Leonardo with an elbow strike, Hackett rocks a swinging Leonardo with a counter right hook. Leonardo grabs a swinging Hackett and she gets her against the cage wall, Leonardo nails Hackett with a few strikes while in the clinch. Leonardo scores a takedown on Hackett and Hackett gets right back up, Leonardo scores a takedown on Hackett and she gets the half guard. Leonardo attacks Hackett with some ground and pound, Leonardo gains the full mount while attacking Hackett with more strikes. Leonardo continues attacking Hackett with a plethora of unanswered strikes and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Victoria Leonardo def. Chelsea Hackett by TKO via strikes (4:41, R2)

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