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Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series

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Aalon Cruz KOs Steven Nguyen on Week 6 of Dana White’s Contender Series
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Aalon Cruz may as well have put pen to paper as soon as he left the cage.

The 29-year-old featherweight landed a highlight-reel knockout knee on Tuesday during Week 6 of Dana White’s Contender Series at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas and sure enough, he was presented with a UFC contract later that evening.

In the third round of his bout with previously unbeaten Steven Nguyen, Cruz (8-2) landed a jumping knee flush on Nguyen’s chin to record a KO with just 24 seconds remaining in the fight. It was just the second finish via strikes in the Floridian’s young career.

Watch Cruz’s reaction to earning a contract below:

Full results from Week 6 of Contender Series can be seen here.