Jack Jenkins beat Emiliano Linares at Contender Series to earn a UFC contract.
The featherweight fight, though, was one of the bloodiest bouts of the year.
WARNING: Photos and videos from the match show a canvas so stained it might shock some observers.
Emiliano Linares faced featherweight rival Jack Jenkins in one of the most brutal Contender Series matches of the summer Tuesday at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
Jenkins entered the Contender Series cage having achieved a good reputation by winning fights in Australia — an emerging MMA hotbed.
It wasn't long before the fighters exchanged slugs on their feet, and also on the mat.
Watch some of the early action right here:
It wasn't long before Jenkins bloodied Linares. A ghastly cut on his eyebrow left him with a mask of blood which leaked over the canvas.
Smashing elbows into each other's faces seemed to be a running theme in the Jenkins vs. Linares bout.
The ground-and-pound from Jenkins was a sight to behold.
Further blows from Jenkins only made the bleeding worse.
This clip shows how stained the canvas had gotten:
Blood stained numerous parts of the canvas as there was no let up from Jenkins' aggression.
Jenkins eventually closed the show in the third round, winning by knockout with 30 seconds left on the clock.
UFC boss Dana White said later that the Jenkins may have been a "one-trick pony" in the fight, but he had enjoyed what he had seen.
The Australian was one of five athletes from Tuesday's Contender Series show to earn a full-time UFC contract.
The midweek event was the sixth season's finale. It will likely return for a seventh series next year.
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