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This fight was a little strange and a lot awesome.
The Australian teammates on The Ultimate Fighter: Smashes showed no camaraderie in this one, and each fighter was out for blood early.
Rodriguez wasted no time in putting Alloway on his back, and the strong welterweight forced his opponent to work away from a couple near-submissions early in the opening round.
Alloway eventually worked his way back to his feet, and chaos ensued. Alloway threw an inside thigh kick that sailed a bit and caught his foe in the groin. Rodriguez fell, and the referee rushed over, signaling a stoppage.
As microphones captured on the Fuel TV broadcast, the referee did not see the strike and initially intended to stop the fight, thinking Rodriguez was seriously hurt by the kick. Thankfully, the right call was made, and the fight was allowed to continue, but not for long.
Alloway timed an absolutely perfect front kick that caught Rodriguez just as he looked to change levels, and the result was catastrophic. Rodriguez crumpled like aluminum foil, and Alloway kicked off his UFC career in style.
Well done, mate.