LAS VEGAS –  Dana White’s Contender Series 37 took place on Tuesday at the UFC Apex and didn’t waste time providing highlight moments.

In the first fight of the evening, A.J. Fletcher (9-0) took on Leonardo Damiani in a welterweight bout.

In the first round, Fletcher landed a flying knee as his opponent’s back was close to the fence. Damiani had no room to retreat and the knee landed flush on the chin, resulting in a spectacular moment.

Check out the video of the finish in the clip below (via ESPN MMA).

AJ Fletcher gets #DWCS Season 5 started with a flying knee KO 😳 pic.twitter.com/e54G3juZeE

— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) September 1, 2021

If the highlight finish didn’t give it away, Fletcher is used to these moments as he has four knockouts and four submissions through his nine professional wins.

The entire purpose of Dana White’s Contender Series is to make a splash with UFC president Dana White and the matchmakers and hope to take home a UFC contract. It’s hard to make a better impression than Fletcher did on Tuesday.

Check out the complete results of Dana White’s Contender Series 37.

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