DWCS Season 7, Week 7 results: Unbeaten Dagestani heavyweight Shamil Gaziev headlines 4-contract night

Dagestan has a new undefeated prospect in the UFC — and this bone
is a heavyweight.

A former volleyball player for the Dagestan public platoon before he was discovered by fabulous MMA trainer Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Shamil Gaziev( 11- 0) demanded just three twinkles to demolish preliminarily unbeaten Greg Velasco( 6- 1) and secure a no- brainer UFC contract in Tuesday’s Contender Series main event at the UFC APEX.

Gaziev, 33, knocked down Velasco with the first punch of the fight, a wicked right hand that incontinently put the American on the guard. Gaziev also attacked on his fallen prey, took Velasco’s back in the preceding scramble, and forced the fight- ending tapout with a hinder-naked choke at the 238 mark of Round 1.

“ My thing is to win a title, ” Gaziev said. “ That day, you’ll see me happy. ”

In maybe the most emotional performance of the night, Brazilian featherlight Kaynan Kruschewsky( 15- 1, 1 NC) put Dylan Mantello( 7- 3) to sleep to cap off a scintillating caching, ending his foe’s night with a hinder-naked choke lower than three twinkles into the bout.

Kruschewsky, 30, started out afire, blasting Mantello with dabs and straight punches. He also took Mantello’s back off a takedown and locked in the fight- ending submission, inking his UFC deal with stunning ease. The cessation officially came at 252 of Round 1.

The opening bout of the card saw 20- time-old Brazilian cruiserweight Igor da Silva( 8- 0) steamroll over Jhonata Silva( 8- 2) in an emotional performance to earn his UFC contract.

The youthful prospect on this Contender Series season, da Silva dropped his countryman doubly with knocking left hooks before sealing his palm with a flurry of ground- and- pound punches at 237 of the alternate round.

The final UFC contract of the night went to Brazilian strawweight Stephanie Luciano( 5-1-1), who dug deep to scrounge out a come- from- behind draw against Talita Alencar( 4-0-1).

A decorated jiu- jitsu player, Alencar controlled the first two rounds with her takedowns and smothering grappling game, still she gladdened out in Round 3 and Luciano took advantage, blasting Alencar with punches in bunches to earn a 10- 8 round, leading all three judges to rightly turn in 28- 28 scorecards.

Luciano eventually won the striking battle 89- 32 and defended 14 of 18 takedown attempts. In doing so, she impressed UFC president Dana White enough to earn UFC deal.

The lone winner of the evening to not subscribe a UFC contract was 31- time-old featherlight Daniel Allen( 5- 0), who took a hard- fought decision over Jacobi Jones( 6- 2).

Despite being a two- time JUCO each- American wrestler, Allen led the cotillion from pillar to post with his boxing, peppering Jones with long dabs and straight punches while using his length to frustrate his fellow American. In the end, all three judges scored the bout for Allen via 30- 27, 30- 27, and 29- 28 scores, still the performance wasn’t satisfying enough for White to award him a place in the UFC.

Check out complete DWCS Season 7, Week 7 results below.

Shamil Gazievdef. Greg Velasco via submission( reverse-naked choke) at 238 of Round 1
Daniel Allendef. Jacobi Jones via amicable decision( 30- 27, 30- 27, 29- 28)
Stephanie Lucianovs. Talita Alencar ruled a draw( 28- 28, 28- 28, 28- 28)
Kaynan Kruschewskydef. Dylan Mantello via specialized submission( reverse-naked choke) at 252 of Round 1
Igor da Silvadef. Jhonata Silva via TKO( punches) at 237 of Round 2

References

www.mmafighting.com/2023/9/19/23881485/dwcs-season-7-week-7-results-unbeaten-dagestani-heavyweight-shamil-gaziev-headlines-4-contract-night

www.tapology.com/fightcenter/bouts/767881-contender-series-2023-shamil-gaziev-vs-greg-the-viking-king-velasco

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dana_White%27s_Contender_Series_(season_7)

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