Dana White’s Contender Series Season 3, Episode 6 Results: Flying Knee Strikes Lead To A Pair Of Finishes

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Dana White Award(s) The Contracts To: Rodrigo Nascimento, Tracy Cortez, Aalon Cruz & Aleksa Camur

Aleksa Camur def. Fabio Cherant by TKO via strikes (0:48, R2)

Aalon Cruz def. Steven Nguyen by KO via flying knee strike (4:36, R3)

Tracy Cortez def. Mariya Agapova by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

Daniel Rodriguez def. Rico Farrington by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Rodrigo Nascimento def. Michal Martinek by submission via arm triangle choke (3:16, R1)


Michal Martinek vs. Rodrigo Nascimento

Round One: The round begins with Martinek attacking Nascimento with a few kicks, Nascimento connects with a knee strike on Martinek. Nascimento charges at Martinek while swinging away at him, Martinek grabs Nascimento and gets him against the cage wall. Martinek goes for a takedown and Nascimento winds up on top, Nascimento attacks Martinek with ground and pound while gaining side control. Nascimento goes back to attacking Martinek with ground and pound, Nascimento locks in an arm triangle choke and a tap out follows.

Official Result: Rodrigo Nascimento def. Michal Martinek by submission via arm triangle choke (3:16, R1)

Daniel Rodriguez vs. Rico Farrington

Round One: The round begins with Rodriguez taking some powerful swings at Farrington, Rodriguez starts attacking Farrington with some leg kicks. Rodriguez cracks a backing Farrington with a few lefts, Farrington recovers and nails Rodriguez with a left. Farrington goes for a high kick and Rodriguez blocks it, Farrington comes forward and he attacks Rodriguez with combinations. Rodriguez comes forward and he nails Farrington with a right to the midsection, Rodriguez grabs Farrington and gets him against the cage wall, Rodriguez scores a takedown on Farrington as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Rodriguez

Round Two: The round begins with the fighters taking a few swings at each other, Farrington keeps Rodriguez at a distance while swinging away at him. Rodriguez goes back to attacking Farrington with leg kicks, Rodriguez gets Farrington against the cage wall for a short time while eating an uppercut. Rodriguez and Farrington exchange a bunch of lefts, Rodriguez charges forward while swinging wildly at Farrington. Farrington nails an incoming Rodriguez with a short left hook, Farrington continues attacking Rodriguez with lefts. Rodriguez scores a takedown on Farrington as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Farrington peppering Rodriguez with some jabs, Rodriguez responds by landing a few strikes of his own. Rodriguez nails Farrington with a left before attacking him with more leg kicks, Rodriguez stuns Farrington with a three punch combination. Farrington and Rodriguez have a brief striking exchange near the cage wall, Farrington rocked Rodriguez with a left to the midsection. Rodriguez scores a takedown on Farrington and he gets the full guard, Farrington scrambles to his feet and the fighters swing away at each other. Farrington continues coming forward while swinging at Rodriguez, Rodriguez scores another takedown on Farrington and he gets the full mount. Rodriguez attacks Farrington with ground and pound as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Daniel Rodriguez def. Rico Farrington by unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)

Mariya Agapova vs. Tracy Cortez

Round One: The round begins with Cortez attacking Agapova with a two punch combination, Cortez and Agapova attack each other with leg kicks. Agapova goes for a high kick and Cortez blocks it, Agapova backs up Cortez after landing a left. Agapova nails an incoming Cortez with a short left hook, Cortez grabs Agapova and gets her up against the cage wall. Cortez nails a swinging Agapova with a right before scoring a takedown, Cortez advances to back control on Agapova. Cortez attacks Agapova with some ground and pound, Agapova spins at the right time to get top position on Cortez. Agapova postures up and Cortez attacks her with up kicks before getting up, Cortez grabs Agapova and gets her back against the cage wall. Cortez attacks Agapova with a few knee strikes before scoring another takedown and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Cortez

Round Two: The round begins with Agapova attacking Cortez with some leg kicks, Cortez scores a takedown on Agapova and she gets the half guard. Agapova scrambles to her feet and Cortez looks for a guillotine choke, Agapova looks for a takedown and Cortez rolls through to get back control. Cortez advances to the full mount against Agapova, Cortez returns to back control on Agapova after landing some elbow strikes. Cortez attacks Agapova with some ground and pound, Cortez looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

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

Round Three: The round begins with Agapova taking some swings at Cortez, Cortez backs up Agapova while swinging wildly at her. Agapova starts attacking Cortez with some leg kicks, Cortez grabs Agapova and gets her against the cage wall. Agapova rolls for a guillotine choke and Cortez escapes to get top position on the ground, Cortez transitions to back control on Agapova. Agapova spins at the right time to get top position on Cortez, Cortez scrambles to her feet and she separates from Agapova. The fighters stand in the center of the Octagon and take some swings at each other, Agapova nails Cortez with a kick to the midsection. The fighters swing away at each other as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Tracy Cortez def. Mariya Agapova by unanimous decision (30-26, 30-26, 29-27)

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