As we discovered nearly 15 years ago, when Mauricio Rua tried to stop a Mark Coleman takedown with an outstretched arm at PRIDE 31 in Japan, it’s better to hold on and go for the ride than depend on a single limb to break your fall.
Unfortunately for Joe Pyfer, instincts took over during his Dustin Stoltzfus showdown on Dana White’s “Contender Series,” held last Tuesday night (Aug. 11, 2020) inside UFC APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada, resulting in a dislocated elbow.
White cringed at the grisly replay:
In more uplifting news, all five winners walked away with UFC contracts, including Stoltzfus. His victory over “Bodybagz” was his tenth straight and no doubt makes him a person of interest in the crowded middleweight division.
Compete “Contender Series” (Season 4, Week 2) results below:
Dustin Stoltzfus def. Joe Pyfer via TKO (injury) - Round 1, 4:21
Adrian Yanez def. Brady Huang via TKO (strikes) - Round 1, 0:39
Cory McKenna def. Vanessa Demopoulos via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
TJ Laramie def. Daniel Swain via TKO (doctor’s stoppage) - Round 1, 5:00
Impa Kasanganay def. Anthony Adams via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)
For complete results and play-by-play for all the “Contender Series” action click here.