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Dana White’s Contender Series 11 results: Antonina Shevchenko scores TKO to get UFC contract

Check out what happened at Dana White’s Contender Series 11, where all five bouts finishing inside of the distance.

The third week of the 2018 Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series just wrapped up with each of the five bouts ending inside of the distance. The final fight of the evening saw Antonina Shevchenko, sister of UFC veteran Valentina Shevchenko, put on a striking clinic on Jaimee Nievera. A plethora of knees from the clinch proved to be too much for Nievera, which secured the TKO victory for Shevchenko in the second round. Te Edwards scored a clean one-punch knockout of Austin Tweedy, just 28 seconds into the opening round.

Also on the show, Josh Parisian came out twirling like a 265-pound ballerina, and used the rotary motion to drop Greg Rebello with a spinning backfist, and then followed up with ground strikes to get the first round TKO. Julian Erosa overcame being dropped in the opening round to go on and head kick Jamall Emmers in the second frame to achieve the KO win. Jordan Williams opened up the show by dominating Tim Caron on the ground to ultimately get a third round TKO. When it was all said and done, Dana White awarded UFC contracts to Shevchenko and Edwards, and then said that Parisian would be brought in to the Ultimate Fighter.

Antonina Shevchenko def. Jaimee Nievera by TKO at 3:22 of round 2: (W) Flyweight

Nievera moved forward aggressively but was dropped with a punch right away. Although she recovered rather quickly, Nievera found herself was unable to score a takedown, and even put herself on her own back in the process. Shevchenko landed a couple of ground strikes before standing up, and then began launching some brutal knees from the Thai clinch. The ref stopped the bout to bring in the doctor to check out a pretty bad cut around the left eye of Nievera, but it was all good and the bout resumed. Nievera finally got a takedown with 30 seconds left in the round, but wasn’t able to mount any offense with the position.

Shevchenko continued to have her way with her opponent on the feet in the second frame, and it wasn’t long before Nievera was bleeding from the eye again. From the Thai clinch, Shevchenko blasted off with more brutal knees, and since Nievera was unable to block the knees, the referee stepped in and stopped the fight.

Te Edwards def. Austin Tweedy by KO at :28 of round 1: Lightweight

Edwards came out looking rather comfy on the feet, and then boom! He hit Tweedy with a massive right hand that collapsed Tweedy to the canvas. No follow up was necessary, so Edwards strutted away and picked up a walk-off knockout. Yikes!

Josh Parisian def. Greg Rebello by TKO at 1:31 of round 1: Heavyweight

Parisian started out with all sorts of spinning attacks, from elbows to kicks alike. Rebello landed a couple of punches on the feet, but a spinning backfist from Parisian dropped him like a sack of potatoes. A few followup ground strikes landed before the referee stepped in to rescue Rebello, who announced his retirement shortly thereafter.

Julian Erosa def. Jamall Emmers by KO at 1:10 of round 2: Featherweight

Emmers opened up with a body kick to set the tone. A lot of back and forth was going on, but not a ton of significant strikes were really landed by either man. A few solid punches landed for Emmers towards the end of the round, and he even dropped Erosa with a jab in the last 10 seconds.

Erosa pressed forward in the second round, but Emmers was down to stand his ground and fire back. Then, out of nowhere, a head kick from Erosa blasted through the guard of his opponent, dropping Emmers to the canvas. Erosa quickly pounced on his foe and finished him off with ground strikes.

Jordan Williams def. Tim Caron by TKO at 3:37 of round 3: Middleweight

Williams found himself on top early on in the fight, and delivered several strong punches to the downed Caron. It wasn’t until there was about 30 seconds remaining in the opening round that Caron finally got up to his feet. A couple solid strikes landed for Caron once in open space, but Williams blasted another takedown with a few strikes to close out the round.

A couple of combos landed on the feet for Williams to start the second frame, forcing Caron to backpedal a bit. Williams again scored a takedown and continued on with his ground assault as Caron had very few answers. Caron did not return to his feet until the round ended. The final round looked just like the second did, with Williams taking the fight to the ground and working from the top. The referee finally saw enough of the one-sided and called of the bout.

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