Darrius Flowers has added another TKO to his resume – and this is probably one WWE Undertaker might be proud of.
In a bizarre sequence early in his Dana White Contenders series on Tuesday, the Flowers (12-5-1) completed a damaging full-on Amiran Gogoladze (14-3) Continued, leading to a TKO at 1:13 of the first round.
Finished from the bottom when Gogoladze threatened to submit a triangular choke. On the defensive end, Flowers held his opponent up. Gogoladze reversed awkwardly. From there, Flowers drove Gogladze to the canvas. Gogorazze tried to toughen up, but the impact of the Grand Slam on his left shoulder was unbearable. He looked at his corner before he finally decided to click.
It ends awkwardly and surprisingly, but gets Flowers excited. UFC President Dana Bai smiled and gave him a thumbs up. Regardless, the odd “tombstone” pile-driver-style finish immediately spread.
As commentator Laura Sanko mentioned, pile-driver slams are illegal in MMA — with one exception. If a fighter attempts to surrender, his or her opponent can slam in driving style.
With the win, Flowers extended his winning streak to four. Meanwhile, Gogorazze’s three-game winning streak was broken as he finished for the first time.