Dana White’s Contender Series Season 3, Episode 2 Results: All 5 Fights Go The Distance

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Dana White Awards The Contract(s) To: Miguel Baeza & Miles Johns

Tony Johnson def. Alton Cunningham by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Justin Gonzales def. Zach Zane by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)

Kyle Daukaus def. Michael Lombardo by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 29-27)

Miles Johns def. Richie Santiago by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Miguel Baeza def. Victor Reyna by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)


Miguel Baeza vs. Victor Reyna

Round One: The round begins with Reyna attacking Baeza with some leg kicks, Baeza attacks Reyna with a high kick. The fighters stay at a distance while taking a few swings a each other, Baeza drops Reyna with a right and he pounces on him with more strikes while getting top position. Baeza transitions to back control against Reyna, Baeza goes for a rear naked choke and Baeza escapes the submission attempt, Reyna scrambles to his feet and Baeza gets him against the cage wall. The fighters exchange some knee strikes while in the clinch, the fighters separate and the round comes to an end.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Baeza

Round Two: The round begins with Baeza attacking Reyna with a straight right, Reyna trips up a kicking Baeza and Baeza gets back up. Baeza grabs Reyna and gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and exchange kicks to the midsection. Reyna goes back to attacking Baeza with leg kicks, Reyna cracks Baeza with a four punch combination. Reyna follows up by nailing Baeza with a three punch combination, Baeza then hits Reyna with a kick to the midsection. Baeza and Reyna also exchange a few straight rights, Baeza backs up Reyna by landing a two punch combination. Baeza drops Reyna with a knee strike and Reyna gets back up a short time later, Baeza drops Reyna with another knee strike as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Baeza (Overall Score: 20-17 for Baeza)

Round Three: The round begins with Reyna attacking Baeza with a combination, Reyna then hits Baeza with a straight left. Reyna charges forward and swings wildly against Baeza, Baeza nails a swinging Reyna with a counter right. Reyna then nails a swinging Baeza with a two punch combination, the fighters clinch near the cage wall for a short time while exchanging knee strikes. Reyna then cracks Baeza with a kick to the midsection, the fighters clinch again while exchanging knee strikes. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Baeza drags Reyna to the ground and he goes for the anaconda choke. Reyna escapes the choke attempt to get top position on the ground, Reyna attacks Baeza with some ground and pound. Baeza attempts a triangle choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Reyna (Final Score: 29-27 for Baeza)

Official Result: Miguel Baeza def. Victor Reyna by unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Miles Johns vs. Richie Santiago

Round One: The round begins with Santiago attacking Johns with a few lefts, Johns then hits Santiago with a combination before getting him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Santiago accidentally pokes Johns in the eye, the action resumes with Johns swinging wildly against Santiago. Johns cracks a backing Santiago with a few right hooks, Santiago starts attacking Johns with some leg kicks. Johns charges at Santiago while swinging wildly against him, Johns scores a takedown on Santiago and he gets the full guard. Santiago scrambles to his feet while Johns swings away at him, Johns cracks Santiago with a wild right to the head. Johns scores another takedown on Santiago and he gets side control, Santiago scrambles and gets Johns in his full guard as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Johns

Round Two: The round begins with Johns cracking Santiago with a right, Johns drops Santiago with a follow up right. Santiago gets up and Johns goes for a guillotine choke, Johns scores a takedown on Santiago after a striking exchange. Johns goes for another guillotine choke and Santiago scrambles to get top control, the fighters get up and Santiago jumps on the back of Johns. Johns falls to the ground while shaking Santiago off of him to get top control, Santiago gets Johns in his full guard while eating some ground and pound. Johns transitions to side control against Santiago while landing elbow strikes, Santiago eventually gets Johns in his full guard while eating more strikes. Johns lands some more ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Johns clobbering Santiago with a right followed by knee strikes, Santiago goes down as Johns swings away at him. Johns settles in top position on a downed Santiago, Santiago scrambles and he gets back up before getting Johns against the cage wall. The fighters separate and swing away at each other, Johns scores another takedown on Santiago and Santiago sweeps him to get top position. The referee stands up the fighters for inactivity, the action resumes with the fighters swinging away at each other. Santiago looks for a takedown and Johns stuffs it while getting top position, the fighters get up and swing away at each other. Johns gets Santiago back to the ground before landing a right and the round ends.

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

Official Result: Miles Johns def. Richie Santiago by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)

Kyle Daukaus vs. Michael Lombardo

Round One: The round begins with Lombardo attacking Daukaus with a right, Daukaus attacks Lombardo with some kicks to keep him at a distance. Lombardo backs Daukaus up before nailing him with a left, Daukaus sttarts attacking Lombardo with some leg kicks. Daukaus eats a left before cracking Lombardo with a combination, Lombardo scores a takedown on Daukaus and Daukaus gets right back up. Lombardo keeps Daukaus against the cage wall for a short time before separating, Lombardo scores a takedown on Daukaus and Daukaus catches him in a guillotine choke. Lombardo gets free and he scrambles to his feet before getting Daukaus against the cage wall, Daukaus separates from Lombardo before attacking him with knee strikes. Daukaus scores a takedown on Lombardo and he gets side control as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Daukaus

Round Two: The round begins with Daukaus attacking Lombardo with a high kick followed by a combination, Lombardo grabs Daukaus and gets him against the cage wall. The fighters separate and Daukaus cracks Lombardo with a few knee strikes, Lombardo goes for a takedown and Daukaus catches him in a guillotine choke. Lombardo escapes the choke and gets top position against Daukaus, Daukaus rolls for a triangle choke and he transitions to an arm bar attempt as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Daukaus nailing Lombardo with a left before getting him against the cage wall, Daukaus scores a takedown on Lombardo and he gets the half guard. Daukaus starts attacking Lombardo with some ground and pound, Daukaus transitions to the full mount against Lombardo. Daukaus attacks Lombardo with some more ground and pound before gaining back control, Daukaus returns to the full mount and he attacks Lombardo with strikes before regaining back control. Daukaus goes for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Kyle Daukaus def. Michael Lombardo by unanimous decision (30-25, 30-26, 29-27)

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