Dana White’s Contender Series ‘Season 2, Week 3’ Play-by-Play & Results

By Tristen Critchfield Jun 26, 2018


Sherdog's live Dana White Contender Series play-by-play kicks off at 8 p.m. ET.

Check out the MMA Forums to discuss the card or enter your comments and predictions below.

Tim Caron vs. Jordan Williams

Round 1

Caron goes with a kick to the body. Williams blocks it and rushes forward with a flurry of punches and pushes Caron into the fence. Caron reverses it and throws a knee but slips and Williams shoves him to the mat. Williams takes top position, dropping punches from inside Caron’s guard. Williams remains active, working to pass guard as he lands some short punches to the ribs. Caron isolates an arm from his back, looking for a kimura. He gives it up shortly thereafter and Williams passes to half guard. The middleweights have gradually moved toward the fence. Caron looks to sweep from half guard, but Williams postures up and drops some elbows. Williams does well to stay on top, and he briefly frames a kimura of his own before letting it go. Williams backs Caron against the fence and lands more ground-and-pound with less than a minute remaining. Williams picks up the pace, dropping a series of elbows before Caron is finally able to scramble to his feet. Caron lands a right elbow as the break the clinch. Williams gets a late takedown and unloads with more ground and pound as the bell sounds. 10-9 Williams.

Round 2

Caron attempts to clinch and Williams shoves him away. Williams tags Caron with a combination, and his opponent backs off. Williams keeps the pressure on and lands another combination before clinching with Caron. Moments later, Williams gets a takedown and sets up in top position inside Caron’s guard. Williams moves Caron toward the fence, as he remains heavy on top. Williams lands a few punches to the ribs as we reach the halfway point of the round. Williams frames an arm triangle choke, but he’s too close to the fence to execute the submission. Williams has passed to half guard, and he lands a series of elbows to the body. Caron appears to be resigned to this position with a minute remaining, and Williams alternates punches and elbows to the head and body. The round ends with Williams on top, and it looks like Caron is going to need a finish in the final stanza. 10-8 Williams.

Round 3

Caron opens with a low kick and is countered by a hard left by Williams, who follows up with a crisp combination. Williams applies pressure and tags Caron with punches near the fence. Williams is really finding a groove, as he lands a clean left and shoves Caron away. Williams lands another combination before Caron ties him up. Moments later, Williams plants Caron on his back once again. Williams lands a series of rights to the ribs. Caron is doing his best to tie up Williams, but this method hasn’t been effective. Williams is content to punish Caron with punches to the head and body from inside his opponent’s guard. Caron attempts to set up a kimura from his back, but Williams steps over his own arm to defend the submission. Williams completely escapes the grip by passing to side control. Williams drops a couple left elbows to the head, and suddenly Herb Dean has seen enough, as he steps in to save a defenseless Caron from more punishment.

The Result

Jordan Williams def. Tim Caron via TKO (Elbows) R3 3:37

Julian Erosa vs. Jamall Emmers

Round 1

Emmers comes out hands low, bouncing in and out. A body kick lands for Emmers, and Erosa counters. Both fighters have their hands low, but neither is throwing much in the first minute. Erosa lands a counter right in a brief exchange and Emmers answers with a body kick. A spinning kick from Emmers misses and Erosa tries to get the clinch, but Emmers is able to break free. Erosa is utilizing push kicks to keep the distance. A right hand counter lands for Emmers. Erosa slips a punch and connects with a left. Emmers closes the distance and lands some punches at short range. A left lands for Erosa and Emmers answers with a side kick. A one-two combination lands flush for Emmers, but Erosa is unfazed. A solid right lands for Emmers. Erosa lands a push kick and then a knee as Emmers attempts to close distance with punches. Erosa moves forward and lands a knee to Emmers’ chin. Both featherweights swinging wildly but a shot from Emmers sends Erosa to his back. Emmers ends the round in top position. 10-9 Emmers.

Round 2

An inside leg kick lands for Erosa, who moves forward on the attack. However, it’s Emmers who is landing clean counter shots. They continue to exchange, and Emmers is getting the better of this brawl. They slow it down for a moment and Erosa lands a body kick. Erosa moves into range and throws a beautiful left high kick that is blocked but still lands hard enough to drop Emmers near the fence. Erosa rushes in and lands about three punches before referee Chris Tognoni steps in to wave off the bout.

The Result

Julian Erosa def. Jamall Emmers via KO (Kick and Punches) R2 1:10

Josh Parisian vs. Greg Rebello

Round 1

Parisian begins the fight by throwing a number of kicks, including a spinning back kick that connects. Parisian is able to clinch against the fence after Rebello ducks under his spinning back elbow. They clinch briefly and on the break, a spinning back kick lands to the midsection for Parisian. Parisian continues to be the aggressor in the early going, and he goes back to the well with yet another spinning attack. This time, a spinning back fist connects on the chin and Rebello crumples to the floor. Parisian polishes off his win with a few follow up ground-and-pound shots. Parisian gets the stoppage after taking the fight with Rebello on just four days’ notice.

The Result

Josh Parisian def. Greg Rebello via TKO (Spinning Back Fist and Punches) R1 1:31

Austin Tweedy vs. Te'Jovan Edwards

Round 1

Tweedy lands a solid leg kick early. They lightweights size each other up, and then out of nowhere, Edwards knocks Tweedy unconscious with a right hand over the top that finds his opponent’s chin. There’s no need for any follow-up, and Edwards knows it’s over as soon as he connects, raising his arms in triumph. With an impressive victory in hand, Edwards mimes signing a UFC contract after the stoppage. The MMA Lab product has finished his last five opponents via first-round KO/TKO.

The Result

Te’Jovan Edwards def. Austin Tweedy via KO (Punch) R1 0:28

Antonina Shevchenko vs. Jaimelene Nievera

Round 1

Nievera feints a takedown early, they exchange and then Shevchenko sidesteps another shot as Nievera stumbles to the floor. Nievera lands a low kick and drops for a single leg. Shevchenko defends and they clinch. Shevchenko lands several knees to the midsection from the Thai clinch. Nievera goes for another takedown and transitions to an armbar, but Shevchenko is able to escape and roll into top position. The older sister of UFC flyweight contender Valentina Shevchenko creates some space and lands some big elbows. Shevchenko stands, and Nievera hands for a leglock. Shevchenko drops more ground-and-pound and dives back into guard. Shevchenko continues landing ground-and-pound before Nievera scrambles to her feet. Nievera is trapped in the clinch, however, and Shevchenko lands knees to the body and face. Nievera eats the punishment and drops for a takedown. Shevchenko defends it and shoves Nievera to the floor, teeing off with more punches. There’s a big cut open on Nievera’s head, and it’s bleeding profusely. Referee Herb Dean orders the cageside doctor to examine it, ad the action resumes once she’s cleared. Shevchenko rifles off a crisp combination before clinching again. More knees land before Nievera finally gets Shevchenko on her back with 15 seconds remaining. 10-8 Shevchenko.

Round 2

A right hand lands for Shevchenko early in the frame. Shevchenko backs Nievera into the fence with a push kick. Shevchenko moves forward and lands a left hand. Nievera is getting the worst of virtually every exchange here. Shevchenko counters a front kick with a stiff jab. They clinch but separate quickly. The cut on Nievera’s head has reopened. A straight right for Shevchenko lands. Nievera answers with a kick to the body. Nievera changes levels for a takedown but Shevchenko defends. They’re back in the clinch, and Shevchenko lands a pair of hard knees before disengaging. Shevchenko tags her foe with a combination. A body kick and straight left connect for Shevchenko. Shevchenko sprawls on a takedown attempt near the fence and then unloads with a series of knees near the fence. Herb Dean is taking a close look as Shevchenko continues to punish her opponent with knees. Finally, the veteran official has seen enough, and Shevchenko improves to 6-0 in her MMA career with a technical knockout victory.

The Result

Antonina Shevchenko def. Jaimee Nievera via TKO (Knees) R2 3:22
<h2>Fight Finder</h2>