MINNEAPOLIS, MN – JUNE 28: Drew Dober positions on the scale throughout the UFC Battle Night weigh-in at the Target Center on June 28, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Picture by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC through Getty Images)
A striking war ends in Drew Dober ending up Alexander Hernandez in the second round of their UFC Jacksonville bout.
Drew Dober beat Alexander Hernandez through TKO, Round 2– 4: 25 at UFC Jacksonville on Wednesday, May 13, 2019, live from the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena in Jacksonville, FL.
This battle marks Dober’s 3rd straight finish and will make him an area in the UFC light-weight rankings next week.
“Coming from a Muay Thai background, I had a hard time fighting guys who constantly moved,” Dober stated. “Oscar Martinez taught me to move my feet so I can stay in place and land bombs.”
“I wasn’t trying to hit hard, I was trying to hit often. The more you hit a guy on the chin, the more likely he is to go down.”
Here’s how the battle played out.
Both step forward. One-two and a low kick fromHernandez Left jab byDober Front kick by Hernandez, low kick byDober High kick by Hernandez missed out on. Low kick byHernandez Hernandez links upstairs. Dober links now. Hernandez with a kick. High kick from Dober is obstructed. Low kick by Dober and he slips out of the method of a Hernandez strike. Hernandez shoots in and protects the takedown. Dober rapidly discovers his method back up and it develops into a clinch versus thecage Dober forces Hernandez off. Dober misses out on a power left. Body kick byHernandez Dober’s left is obstructed. Hernandez partly lands a punch. Left hand byDober Kick partly lands forDober Front kick obstructed byDober Hand by Hernandez. Hernandez gets in touch with a left within. Dober comes forward and lands a. Low kick byDober Hand by Dober and a right from Hernandez– both do not truly link. Hernandez catches Dober stepping forward and quickly clinches up however can’t get the takedown. Hand gently bops Hernandez. Dober misses out on a big kick. Body kick byHernandez Dober landing a mix– a couple of rights, followed by a strong. Another strong punch forDober Jab byDober Front kick byHernandez Hernandez misses out on a big. The 2 exchange to the horn. What action! That round might have gone in either case.
FanSided scores the round 10 -9 Hernandez
Hernandez’s eye was inspected in between the rounds due to a late eye poke. Dober misses out on a. And now Dober gets poked. Neither poke was deliberate. Short cause. Mix by Dober, however Hernandez with a big. Left hand byDober Another big left fromDober Hernandez shoots in, however Dober pushes him off and lands a knee. Left jab byHernandez Hand by Hernandez. Hand by Hernandez once again. Left hand byDober Body shot byDober Body shot byHernandez Power shots fromDober Left hand byDober Big right by Hernandez, however Dober forces Hernandez to pull back after a mix. Hernandez misses out on a. Left hand missed out on byDober Left lands forHernandez Counter shot byDober Leg kick byDober Round kick by Hernandez, however Dober catches him with an overhand. Inside right byDober Hernandez with a right, Dober with a. Big power mix by Dober briefly drops Hernandez! He gets up however Dober is tagging him! Hernandez shoots in and wisely, and thankfully, gets a takedown! Dober pushes and takes some time Hernandez’s head to get up and Hernandez misses out on an uppercut! Dober’s flurry of punches resumes and Hernandez remains in retreat once again, stunned by a right-hand man! Hernandez enters and gets another takedown! Dober gets right back up and fires off another mix with Hernandez’s back to the wall. Herb Dean actions in! Drew Dober with an emphasize finish! He’s certainly going to be changing Hernandez in the rankings next week!
Hernandez made his UFC debut in amazing style at UFC 222, knocking out Beneil Dariush in 42 seconds. He went on to beat Olivier Aubin-Mercier however came down with Donald Cerrone at the start of2019 Hernandez rebounded in his last trip prior to tonight, beating Francisco Trinaldo at UFC San Antonio in July.
After going winless in 4 of his first 5 UFC bouts, Dober goes into tonight having won 5 of his last 6 and 7 of his last 9. He likewise can be found in off back-to-back first-round surfaces, beating Marco Polo Reyes at UFC Minneapolis in June 2019 and knocking out Nasrat Haqparast at UFC 246 in January.
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