Joe Solecki (8-2) impressed outgrappling Jesse Wallace (9-3) to secure a fist-round submission win in his Dana White’s Contender Series debut.
In light heavyweight category Antonio Trocoli (12-3) was expecting to strike with Norway’s Kenneth Bergh (6-1) but suffered a broken foot early on and turned to grappling to pick up a first-round win.
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— Dana White (@danawhite) July 9, 2019
Joe Solecki def. Jesse Wallace via technical submission (guillotine choke) – Round 1, 3:49
Antonio Trocoli def. Kenneth Bergh via submission (neck crank) – Round 1, 3:57
Hunter Azure def. Christian Ocon via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Maki Pitolo def. Justin Sumter via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:37
Jonathan Pearce def. Jacob Rosales via TKO (punch) – Round 3, 1:50
All five winners get UFC deals!