Dana White’s Contender Series Season 5 Episode 7 saw some great fights. One fight that even impressed UFC President Dana White was Chris Duncan vs. Viacheslav Borshchev.
Chris Duncan came into the fight with a 7-0 record. He had also finished all of his previous fights, with six wins coming via knockout and one by submission. Borshchev, on the other hand, had a 4-1 record, having won his last two. He had three wins in his career via knockout. This was always going to be an exciting matchup, and it definitely lived up to the expectations.
Both fighters had a back-and-forth first round, each landing big strikes. Borshchev looked like the better fighter through the first round, but Duncan was also in the fight.
Welcome to the UFC, Slava Borschev
— Alex Behunin (@AlexBehunin) October 13, 2021
Come second round, within the first 30 seconds, after a lazy entry by Duncan, Slava caught his opponent with a counter left hook, which immediately put ‘The Problem’ to sleep. The knockout win earner Viacheslav a UFC contract.
Viacheslav Borshchev has got the fans talking
The epic second-round knockout win by Borshchev got people excited.
Even UFC President Dana White couldn’t hold his excitement back and posted a video on Twitter saying, “HOLY SHIT if you didn’t see the fight between Duncan and @ViacheslavBors1 it’s one of the best first rounds you’ll ever see!!! Go to @ESPNPlus right now and watch right now.”
— danawhite (@danawhite) October 13, 2021
It was not just Dana that was impressed by the performance. People around the world reacted to the fight.
— Anthony P (@420anthonyp) October 13, 2021
Omg!! What a KO by Slava Borschev!!! Get this man in the UFC! #DWCS
— Adam Martin (@MMAdamMartin) October 13, 2021
This Slava Borschev on @ufc @danawhite ‘s contender series has crisp stand-up and thunder in his hands. Hopefully he gets a roster spot with the UFC. Give him a contract, Dana White. He’s good business.
— Calibos is a Magical Void Writing Kraken (@Calibos420) October 13, 2021
Slava is a lightweight fighter. The lightweight division of the UFC is one of the most stacked in the promotion. If he can keep knocking people out like this, he soon will be fighting some big names in MMA.
Viacheslav Borshchev wasn’t the only fighter to earn a UFC contract on the night. White also gave Jake Hadley and Martin Buday contracts. One of the biggest names that Dana passed on was Christian Rodriguez. The reason given by Dana was Rodriguez missing weight.
What did you make of Borshchev’s knockout? Do you think he can be a big name in the UFC? Let us know in the comments!
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