Drew Dober made the most of his opportunity presented to him Wednesday night at UFC Fight Night 175.
Dober, a native of Omaha, Nebraska, earned a second round TKO victory over Alexander Hernandez in one of the featured bouts on the ESPN+ main card.
The event took place from Jacksonville, Florida and the VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena.
Dober, a 31-year-old who now trains alongside interim UFC lightweight champion Justin Gaethje at Elevation Fight Team in Denver, improved to 23-9 overall with the performance.
Since a tough 2019 submission defeat to Beneil Dariush, Dober has reeled off three consecutive wins – with all three coming via finish.
He closed out last year with a first round TKO of Marco Polo Reyes, followed that up with a first round finish in January over Nasrat Haqparast and completed the three-fight run vs. Hernandez.
A ranked lightweight entering the contest, Hernandez will likely see his name replaced by that of Dober in the next set of rankings released by the UFC.
Here are complete results from the event:
Glover Teixeira def. Anthony Smith via TKO (strikes) at 1:05 of Round 5
Ben Rothwell def. Ovince Saint Preux via split decision (28-29, 29-28, 29-28)
Drew Dober def. Alexander Hernandez via TKO (strikes) at 4:25 of Round 2
Ricky Simon def. Ray Borg via split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Andrei Arlovski def. Philipe Lins via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Thiago Moises def. Michael Johnson via submission (heel hook) at :25 of Round 2
Sijara Eubanks def. Sarah Moras via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
Omar Antonio Morales def. Gabriel Benitez via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Brian Kelleher def. Hunter Azure via KO (strike) at 3:40 of Round 2
Chase Sherman def. Ike Villanueva via TKO (strikes) at :49 of Round 2
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