Jonny Parsons

The Paradox

USA

Contract despite controversial decision
WelterweightUFC
October 19, 2021
Parsons defeated Solomon Renfro via spit decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) at Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series. After the show, he was one of four fighters to earn an official UFC contract.
ANALYSIS
Parsons ate a huge body shot early in Round 1 that led to countless other shots, but he was able to weather the storm and get through the frame. Fortunately for him, none of the judges ended up giving that a 10-8 round. The second and third rounds were significantly closer in terms of the significant strikes landed, but two judges saw things his way. After the fight, Dana White expressed respect for the heart Parsons showed in fighting up a weight class against a very tough opponent. Coming through as a (+300) betting underdog was ultimately enough to earn his opportunity, though it's unclear if Parson will debut at lightweight or welterweight. He intends to make use of the staff at the UFC Performance Institute to assist in this decision.
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