For the second consecutive week in DWCS Season 7, victors were awarded UFC contracts.
During Week 2 of this series for emerging talents, UFC’s Dana White distributed five contracts. Three of these went to fighters who achieved early triumphs, while the other two were given to those who endured till the very end on Tuesday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
The proud recipients of contracts included Charalampos Grigoriou, Eduarda Moura, Hyder Amil, Ibo Aslan, and Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady. A comprehensive overview of DWCS Season 7, Week 2 follows:
Al-Selwady’s Strength Prevails
In a contest that was tighter in the scorecards than it seemed, Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady exchanged blows with George Hardwick across three rounds. Al-Selwady’s potent punch made its mark on Hardwick early and continued to inflict more damage until the closing bell. The judges agreed, giving Fortis MMA’s Al-Selwady unanimous 30-27 verdicts.
Aslan Overwhelms Renato Jr.
Ibo Aslan and Paulo Renato Jr. commenced with caution, sizing each other up with leg kicks. Aslan then switched gears, leaping past Renato Jr.’s defense and attacking until his opponent collapsed against the cage, knocked out at the 2:22 point in the initial round.
Amil Endures in Messy Clash
A member of the Skrap Pack, Hyder Amil engaged in a continuous scramble with Emrah Somnez for three whole rounds. Though both were fatigued by the third round, Amil’s precise strikes and choke efforts won him the fight with unanimous 29-28 scores.
Moura Overwhelms Her Opponent
The bout became a one-sided affair when Eduarda Moura brought down Janaina Silva early on. Silva had no response to Moura’s intense grappling, quickly conceding her back and tapping out four minutes into the first round.
Grigoriou Takes Down Smotherman in One Minute
Charalampos Grigoriou connected a right hand to Cameron Smotherman and placed himself among those to be considered for contracts in the opening match of DWCS. Despite Smotherman’s objections and commentator Paul Felder’s claim of a premature stoppage, the referee Herb Dean intervened 60 seconds post the starting bell due to Smotherman’s head hitting the fence.
Complete Results of DWCS Season 7, Week 2:
- Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady defeated George Hardwick via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
- Ibo Aslan defeated Paulo Renato Jr. via Knockout (punches) – Round 1, 2:22
- Hyder Amil defeated Emrah Somnez via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
- Eduarda Moura defeated Janaina Silva via Submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 4:00
- Charalampos Grigoriou defeated Cameron Smotherman via Technical Knockout (punches) – Round 1, 1:00
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) about fokus keyword: DWCS Season 7
What happened in DWCS Season 7, Week 2?
Winners secured UFC contracts in the second week of DWCS Season 7. Five contracts were awarded, featuring three early finishes.
Who were the notable winners in Week 2?
Charalampos Grigoriou, Eduarda Moura, Hyder Amil, Ibo Aslan, and Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady stood out as the contract recipients.
How did Abdul-Kareem Al-Selwady win his fight?
Al-Selwady’s powerful punches left a lasting impact on George Hardwick, leading to a unanimous decision victory (30-27) in a closely contested match.
What was remarkable about Ibo Aslan’s victory?
Ibo Aslan displayed dominance, overpowering Paulo Renato Jr. with relentless strikes and securing a knockout win in the first round at 2:22.
How did Hyder Amil secure his win?
Amil’s strategic approach, focusing on strikes and choke attempts, earned him a unanimous decision victory (29-28) over Emrah Somnez.
Describe Eduarda Moura’s victory.
Eduarda Moura showcased a grappling clinic, smothering Janaina Silva and ultimately submitting her via rear-naked choke just four minutes into the first round.
What stood out in Charalampos Grigoriou’s fight?
Charalampos Grigoriou’s powerful right hand caused Cameron Smotherman’s head to bounce against the fence, leading to a TKO victory just one minute into the first round.
How many contracts were awarded in total?
Five UFC contracts were handed out in Week 2 of DWCS Season 7.
When and where did these fights take place?
The fights occurred on a Tuesday at the UFC APEX in Las Vegas during Week 2 of DWCS Season 7.
Were there any controversial moments?
Commentator Paul Felder questioned the stoppage in Charalampos Grigoriou’s fight, but the referee intervened due to Smotherman’s head hitting the fence.
How were the contract winners chosen?
The winners were chosen based on their performance, including early finishes and notable displays of skill during the fights.