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
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