Contender: Vinicius Salvador puts on a show and secures contract with UFC | fighting

Unlike week one, when just one fighter was signed by Dana White, the second week of the 2022 Contender Series ended with all 5 winners of the evening signed in Las Vegas. Among them, the spotlight was flyweight (as much as 57 kg) Vinicius Salvador from the Ribas staff, much like Amanda Ribas in Varginha-MG. This previous Tuesday, he knocked out Australian Shannon Ross at 4:22 of the second spherical, forcing Dana White to rise from his chair to the sting of the cage. Later, Vinicius Salvador was given the final word contract on the age of 25 and now holds a report of 14 wins and 4 losses.

Best Moments of Competitor Series 2022 - 8/2/2022

Best Moments of Competitor Series 2022 – 8/2/2022

– Hi God! This man got here in as an underdog, it was an unimaginable first spherical, he was throwing bombs, each had been very powerful. He has 100% quick lane end. And one of many superb issues you have got is sturdiness, you’re powerful! This boy has it, it is powerful. You belong within the UFC, stated Dana White whereas saying the signing of Vinicius – the Brazilian.

In the primary seconds of the battle, Vinicius confirmed unorthodox strikes and instantly remembered Anderson Silva’s posture within the cage, working onerous on his steals and taking part in down with his guard. When Ross tried to get in shut with straight punches, the Brazilian made good on a flying knee try with a left hook that took the Australian to the bottom. Vinicius tried to take benefit with a collection of blows, however Ross held on. With the Brazilian having a big putting benefit, Ross was once more knocked down by a proper hook and escaped once more within the final minute, and nonetheless managed to land onerous blows and swings to Vinicius. Dana White had already given the duo a standing ovation on the finish of the phase.

In the second spherical, Vinicius Salvador as soon as once more confirmed off a letter kick-like transfer that Anderson Silva has already executed within the cage. After a extra balanced two minutes, the place Ross additionally managed to jab the Brazilian’s face, Vinicius went in pursuit, throwing knees and working a cross shot. Then, once more pointing on the spider, he went to the fence and known as his rival with his hand, however Ross didn’t fall into the lure. Ross landed a onerous proper hook, Vinicius absorbed it, however the Australian began to maneuver up and performed the heavy hand, having his greatest second of the duel by urgent and connecting with a number of blows. Vinicius continued down with his guard, absorbing blows and making Ross swing till he landed a good uppercut. It was the start of the top. Vinicius went up and linked a blow alongside the belt line and lastly a cross that despatched the Australian to the bottom, forcing Herb Dean to finish the duel.

Knocked out Vinicius Salvador in Contender Series and then secures UFC contract — Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

While Vinicius Salvador gave a show in Las Vegas, his accomplice in Brazil, Amanda Ribas, was thrilled with the efficiency. The flyweight additionally posted his response to the fighter’s knockout win on his social media.

Dan Suzart is knocked out within the first spherical

Another Brazilian was eradicated within the week of the Contender Series. Heavyweight (as much as 120 kg) Dan Suzart, Feira de Santana, Bahian, Dominican and LFA champion Waldo Cortes-Acosta was knocked out at 3:40 of the primary spherical. The two, within the model of the division’s greatest, went to the stand from the beginning, however, after some steadiness, it was Cortes-Acosta who stored up the stress and landed a collection of straight punches till reaching the clinch. After managing to free his arms from the Brazilian’s try and cease the battle, the Dominican discovered area and landed his blows till he took Suzart down. After a collection of strikes by Cortes-Acosta, Herb Dean stopped the battle.

Dan Suzart is knocked out by Dominican Waldo Cortes-Acosta within the first spherical — Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC

Contender Series 2022 #2
August 2, 2022, in Las Vegas (USA).
Event Card:
Chris Duncan defeated Charlie Campbell by KO at 1:43 of R1
Vinicius Salvador defeated Shannon Ross by TKO at 4:22 of R2
Francis Marshall defeated Conor Matthews by unanimous choice (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Waldo Cortes-Acosta defeated Dan Suzart by TKO at 3:40 of R1
Billy Goff defeated Shimon Smotritzky by TKO at 3:37 of R1

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