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

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.