Chris Duncan scored an insane knockout during the latest episode of Dana White’s Contender Series.
Chris Duncan Scores nasty Knockout
The UFC stars of tomorrow are born on Dana White’s Contender Series.
While big names such as Sean O’Malley are found via the show, it also presents mixed martial arts (MMA) fans with some exciting contests.
One such contest was a fight between Chris Duncan and Charlie Campbell.
The fight was so great that it got UFC president Dana White to stand up out of his chair.
Campbell was doing great against Duncan, nearly putting him away with some big shots.
However, Duncan, landed a flush right hand down the middle that planted Campbell.
After a few follow-up shots, the referee stepped in and waved off the fight.
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Duncan, a two-time DWCS veteran, was one of five people given a UFC contract as a result of their performances on the night.
“I made a bit of a mess of it, but it’s not about how you start, it’s how you finish,” Duncan said at his post-fight news conference at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. “He was rushing in. I watched some footage of him a while ago, and when he starts to get his groove, he starts (weaving and bobbing) with his hands. I saw him doing that, and I just got my head off the center line and just threw my cannon and threw it right to his chops.
“I bounced his head off the canvas. Putting someone down like that is never nice, but that’s what I’m going for, and I knew that’s what was going to secure me my contract.”
Following his comeback KO victory over Campbell, Duncan believes White and the lightweight division have seen his potential.
“Now the UFC’s got a problem to worry about,” he said. “”They gave me the nickname ‘The Problem’ for a reason. I’m just here to work my way up the ladder and get better, go and learn, and enjoy being a full-time MMA athlete for the UFC.”
Now, they’ll join a plethora of talent already signed to the UFC from White’s show.
It will be interesting to see if Duncan’s exciting style will translate well into the UFC from the Contender Series now that he’s an official member of the main roster.