Dana White’s Contender Series: Season 4 Episode 4 Play-by-Play

This article is the play-by-play to accompany the live coverage happening on the site of “Dana White’s Contender Series.” Click here to read the live coverage.

Quick Results:

Main Card (8:00PM EDT / 5:00PM PDT) (ESPN+)

Bout 1: Collin Huckbody def. Kyron Bowen via Submission, Arm Triangle Choke (RD 1, 1:28)

Bout 2: Anthony Romero def. Mike Breeden via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 3: Jeffrey Molina def. Jacob Silva via Decision, Unanimous

Bout 4: Rafael Alves def. Alejandro Flores via Submission, Guillotine Choke (RD 2, 2:55)

Bout 5: Jamie Pickett def. Jhonoven Pati via TKO, Punches (RD 2, 0:33)

Play-by-Play:

Bout 1: Collin Huckbody (7-2) vs. Kyron Bowen (9-4) (Middleweight)

Huckbody got a double leg takedown in the first minute of the round. He stood up, going back down moments later while trying for a guillotine choke. He let the choke go, moving into full mount after where he tried for an arm triangle. Bowen tapped out moments after the choke was applied.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Huckbody
Bowen

Bout 2: Anthony Romero (7-0) vs. Mike Breeden (8-2) (Lightweight)

The first minute of the fight saw close striking from both fighters. Leg kicks from Romero in the round were clearly hurting Breeden as they accumulated.

Breeden put Romero in a clinch against the cage for a moment in the first minute of the second round. Breeden was very active with strikes early. Romero got a double leg takedown, landing a leg kick on Breeden after he got up. Romero connected with a clean two-punch combination to the head in the third minute of the round. Breeden put Romero against the cage in a clinch in the fourth minute, separated moments after. Romero got a takedown in the fourth minute. They returned to the feet with a minute to go. Breeden was limping due to leg kicks as the round was winding down.

Breeden clinched for a moment with Romero early in the final round, landing a punch after. Both fighters were landing hard punches in the second minute of the round. Breeden backed up against the cage in the second minute while limping. Breeden was able to start walking forward and throwing strikes in the second minute. He stopped numerous takedown attempts from Romero. While Romero would connect on his backfoot, Breeden continued to press forward and land his own strikes as well. Breeden got wobbled in the final minute of the round after another leg kick connected. He got hurt again in the final 10 seconds of the round, although he was able to survive until the end of the fight. Going to the judges, all three gave the fight to Romero (30-26, 30-27 & 29-28).

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Romero 10 10 9 29
Breeden 9 9 10 28

Bout 3: Jeffrey Molina (7-2) vs. Jacob Silva (6-2) (Flyweight)

Molina caused Silva to slip with a leg kicks in the opening seconds of the fight. Silva caught a leg kick early in the first round, dumping Molina to the ground. He landed some punches to Molina after he got up. Molina went into a body lock with Silva to stop the striking. Silva sweeped Molina in the second minute after catching a leg while throwing a punch. After a flurry of strikes, Silva put Molina against the cage. Molina was dropped with punches again in the fourth minute of the round, clinching against the cage after he returned to his feet. Molina dropped Silva in the closing moments of the fight, although the round ended before Molina could follow up.

The striking slowed down significantly in the second round, with Silva controlling the striking at the slower pace. A front kick to the head of Silva landed clean in the final minute of the round. Molina put Silva against the cage in a clinch to end the round.

A cut opened on the right cheek of Silva before the third round. The intensity of the striking picked back up in the third round. A pause came during the round so that the cut on Silva’s head could be checked out. Silva had an explosive finish to the fight, charging forward at Molina with strikes. Molina got the win after the decision (30-27, 30-27 & 29-28)

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Molina 9 10 10 29
Silva 10 9 9 28

Bout 4: Rafael Alves (18-9) vs. Alejandro Flores (17-2) (Lightweight)

Flores put in a body lock in the fourth minute after Alves connected with a two-punch combination against him. Neither fighter was dominating heavily in the first round, although it was Alves who was advancing throughout.

Alves came at Flores halfway through the round with strikes. Flores got a takedown after ducking under the strikes. From the bottom, Alves put in a guillotine choke that made Flores tap out.

My Scorecard:

Fight Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Alves 10
Flores 9

Bout 5: Jhonoven Pati (6-3) vs. Jamie Pickett (10-4) (Middleweight)

Pickett got a double leg takedown in the second minute of the fight. Pati tried for a triangle choke from the bottom position that he couldn’t get far into. Pickett moved into side control. They got back to the feet, although Pickett had Pati’s head trapped in a headlock. Still trapped in the headlock, Pati slammed Pickett down for a takedown. Pickett put more pressure on the head, trying for a guillotine choke from the bottom. Pati escaped the choke and took half guard on top for a moment before they returned to striking on the feet. Pati landed some strikes in a clinch on the feet late in the round.

Pickett opened the second round with hard strikes that caused Pati to backtrack. Continuing with the punches, Pickett pressed forward with punches, knocking the mouthpiece of Pati out and eventually dropping him to end the fight.

My Scorecard:

Fighter Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Total
Pati 10
Pickett 9

 

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