Mateus Mendonca has hands and he showed them off Tuesday at Dana White’s Contender Series.
An overhand right started off the sequence when Mendonca dropped Ajim to the canvas. As Ajim tried to regain himself, a left punch and right hammerfist snatched his remaining consciousness.
Due to the violent series of blows, Ajim was down on the canvas for over two minutes before UFC and commission staff assisted him to his stool.
WHAT JUST HAPPENED?!? ⚡️
Mateus Mendonca just came in and took care of business!!!
— UFC (@ufc) September 28, 2022
After the fight, Mendonca thanked his training partner Oliveira among others and declared his readiness for a UFC contract. Oliveira expressed his excitement in a tweet shortly thereafter.
#ChuteBoxe!!! É noix! Mateus Mendonça!!
KO! KO! KO! 48s #ContendersNoCombate
— Charles 'DoBronxs' Oliveira (@CharlesDoBronxs) September 28, 2022
The finish was the 10th quickest knockout in DWCS history and advances Mendonca to 10-0 with seven finishes.
Meanwhile, Ajim loses for the first time since October 2020.
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