Darrius Flowers scored a UFC contract on Week 5 of Dana White’s “Contender Series” by finishing Amiran Gogoladze just over a minute into their welterweight contest last Tues. night (Aug. 23, 2022) at the promotion’s APEX facility in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Flowers was stuck in an inverted triangle submission attempt from Gogoladze and channeled former WWE wrestler “The Undertaker” by using the leverage to slam Gogoladze to the floor, narrowly avoiding a foul for head spiking in the process.
The injured Gogoladze was unable to continue and Flowers was awarded the technical knockout victory. The 27 year-old “Beast Mode,” who improved to 12-5-1 with his quick finish, was one of five UFC hopefuls to score a contract this week.
Here’s another angle of the finish:
The 12-3 Gogoladze, still just 24, snapped a three-fight win streak in defeat and was finished for the first time in his professional career. The Georgian “Sniper” appears to have dislocated his shoulder attempting a Kimura before the slam, according a new video released by his team.
Merab Dvalishvili released the video following Amiran Gogoladze's injury on Dana White's Contender Series against Darrius Flowers.— Giorgi Kokiashvili ✊ (@iHeartGeorgius1) August 24, 2022
As Merab says in the video, Amiran dislocated his shoulder while trying Kimura before the slam. It is also clear to see in the replays. Video below. pic.twitter.com/K1vL8ufOle
This is the moment when Amiran Gogoladze injured his shoulder and not when he got slammed.— Giorgi Kokiashvili ✊ (@iHeartGeorgius1) August 24, 2022
All respect to Darrius, no hate, he worked hard as well, but he didn't won via slam, Amiran injured his shoulder before the slam. pic.twitter.com/48P6NvNZA8
For complete “Contender Series” (Week 5) results and play-by-play click here.
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