Shoulder dislocation ends Dylan Andrews’ night in TKO loss to Clint Hester

Andrews v Hester
Clint Hester picked up a win over Dylan Andrews after Andrews sustained a shoulder injury.
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Mike Chiappetta

Mike Chiappetta has documented the fast-growing sport of mixed martial arts since 2006 for news organizations including SB Nation, NBCSports.com, FIGHT! Magazine, AOL and ESPN. He appears regularly as an analyst on countless television shows and radio programs, including CBS Radio and MMA Beat. Follow him on Twitter.


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Fighting is often a cruel business, because so many things can go wrong. A slip, a fall, a small mistake. And of course, the grandaddy of them all, the ill-timed injury.

It doesn’t get any worse than in-cage, and that’s exactly what happened to Dylan Andrews in his UFC Fight Night: Hunt vs. Bigfoot main card fight with former Ultimate Fighter cast mate Clint Hester.

In the dying seconds of the first round, Andrews wound up for an overhand right. Hester put up his left hand to deflect it, and when the two limbs met, Andrews’ shoulder dislocated.

It’s rare that a punch ends the night of the man who threw it, but that was the case here. Andrews went back to his corner between rounds but it was clear he was in pain, and the doctor would not allow him to continue. Officially, it goes in the books as a second-round TKO for Hester.

The second round before that had been a strong round for Hester, who scored a takedown and controlled Andrews against the cage for almost half of the round. That allowed him to land some left elbows and right hands from the position. By the end of the frame, Andrews was bleeding from cuts on the forehead and left eyebrow.

Hester came out throwing fire early, content to focus on power punches as Andrews stayed on the outside, biding his time. Before long, it became clear that Andrews saw his advantage on the mat, as he scored a pair of takedowns in the first round.

Andrews had won both of his previous UFC bouts during the course of a six-fight win streak. That’s now in the history books as he’s 17-5 with 1 no contest.

Hester notched his fifth straight victory, moving him to 9-3.

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