Dana White’s Contender Series was an interesting one. Two brothers, Ismael Bonfim and Gabriel Bonfim both had fights on the docket.
But it was the main event that the fans were really tuning in for.
The light heavyweight scrap between Rodolfo Bellato and Vitor Petrino promised fireworks and that’s what we got. In the first round, the fight went to the canvas pretty quickly but a submission attempt and a big slam got huge roars from the crowd. Halfway through the referee stood them back up and Bellato jumped on the back of Petrino and with a full minute left in the round looked to cause significant problems for Petrino. After dragging him to the canvas, Petrino showed his toughness, reversing the position and he ended the round on top.
Petrino started the round with a flurry of kicks and punches but was unable to find the KO. Bellato was getting pieced apart but not giving up, firing back at Petrino with blood dripping down his face. But then, after landing a spinning back fist Petreino timed his strike and sent Bellato backward onto the canvas.
DWCS week 7 official live results
- Vitor Petrino defeated Rodolfo Bellato via KO, Round 2 – 3:36
- Gabriel Bonfim defeated Trey Waters via submission (von flue), Round 1 – 4:13
- Karl Williams defeated Jimmy Lawson via unanimous decision (30-27 x3)
- Ismael Bonfim defeated Nariman Abbasov via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
- Tereza Bledá defeated Nayara Maia via unanimous decision (30-26 x3)