Now 3-0 in his career with the UFC, Dvorak was quick to put the pressure on Juancamilo Ronderos before eventually taking the fight to the ground where he wrapped up an impressive one-armed rear-naked choke that helped him earn the submission win. Despite his best efforts to break free, Ronderos was forced to tap out with the end of the fight coming at 2:18 into the first round.
Dvorak was obviously happy with the win, especially after he was preparing for a much different opponent in Raulian Paiva but he was unable to compete following a brutal weight cut that landed him in the hospital earlier this week.
“It was very hard for me and my team,” Dvorak said about the switch of opponents. “They changed my opponent one day before the [weigh-ins]. It was hard for him, too.
“Maybe it will be submission of the night. I finished just by one hand, so maybe it will be submission of the night.”
Knowing that he was facing an opponent in his UFC debut with very little time to prepare, Dvorak was firing overhand rights at Ronderos as soon as the action got started. Once the fight hit the floor, Dvorak secured his position on Ronderos’ back and then he found the necessary opening to lock up the fight ending rear naked choke.
With three wins in a row in the UFC and 16 consecutive victories overall, Dvorak looks like he’ll be a serious player in the flyweight division, although he was admittedly “still angry” over the situation with Paiva so he didn’t have anyone in mind to call out for his next fight.