Dana White's Contender Series

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Dana White's Contender Series formely named Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series is an American mixed martial arts promotion. In May 2017, the UFC announced White would hold the competition weekly on UFC Fight Pass. As with the earlier web series Looking for a Fight, the goal of the series is for White to scout talent for the UFC.[1][2] Similar to The Ultimate Fighter none of the fighters involved will have existing UFC contracts. Licensed separately from the UFC with Dana White applying for a promoter's licence, it was stated ahead of the license being approved that “this is not the UFC, this is not the UFC brand, but instead a promotion that will allow up and coming fighters the chance to showcase their talents in hopes that one day they may compete in the UFC."[3]

The inaugural event took take place on July 11, 2017. All events have been held at the UFC's home base of Las Vegas.[4][5]

Season One[edit]

The inaugural 2017 season included a total of 8 weekly shows. Viewers had a choice of a traditional commentary team, or alternate commentary provided by rapper Snoop Dogg and UFC Hall of Famer Urijah Faber.[6] Commentators included active fighter Paul Felder who would go on to commentate on UFC events.

Week 1 - July 11[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 11, 2017
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[7]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Kurt Holobaugh vs. Matt Bessette NC (overturned) 1 2:59 [a]
Heavyweight Zu Anyanwu def. Greg Rebello KO (punch) 2 3:04
Bantamweight Boston Salmon def. Ricky Turcios Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Charles Byrd def. Jamie Pickett Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 4:55
Flyweight Joby Sanchez def. Manny Vazquez Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 29-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Originally a KO (punch) win for Holobaugh, overturned after Holobaugh unlawful use of an IV before fight. [8]

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[9]

  • Kurt Holobaugh and Boston Salmon
  • Zu Anyanwu while not being offered a contract on the show was brought in as a short-notice replacement for Justin Ledet at UFC Fight Night 116.[10]

Week 2 - July 18[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 18, 2017
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[11]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Daniel Spohn def. Angel DeAnda Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:10 [a]
Bantamweight Sean O'Malley def. Alfred Khashakyan KO (punch) 1 4:14
Featherweight Thanh Le def. Lazar Stojadinovic KO (head kick and punches) 2 1:35
Welterweight Sidney Outlaw def. Michael Cora Decision (unanimous) (29-27, 29-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Casey Kenney def. C.J. Hamilton Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ DeAnda was deducted one point in round 1 due to strikes to the back of the head.

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[12]

  • Sean O'Malley

Week 3 - July 25[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 25, 2017
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[13]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Karl Roberson def. Ryan Spann KO (elbows) 1 0:15
Welterweight Kyle Stewart def. Jason Jackson TKO (ankle injury) 2 0:21
Middleweight Geoff Neal def. Chase Waldon TKO (punches) 1 1:56
Light Heavyweight Alonzo Menifield def. Daniel Jolly TKO (eye injury) 1 5:00
Featherweight Dan Ige def. Luis Gomez Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:23

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[14]

  • Karl Roberson and Geoffrey Neal
  • Dan Ige while not being offered a contract on the show was brought in to face Charles Rosa, who was later replaced by Julio Arce at UFC 220.[15]

Week 4 - August 1[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 1, 2017
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[16]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Julian Marquez def. Phil Hawes KO (head kick) 2 2:20
Bantamweight Kyler Phillips def. James Gray TKO (elbows and punches) 1 0:47
Flyweight Carlos Candelario def. Ronaldo Candido Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Brandon Davis def. Austin Arnett Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Bantamweight John Castaneda def. Cheyden Leialoha Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[17]

Week 5 - August 8[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 8, 2017
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[19]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Mike Rodríguez def. Jamelle Jones KO (flying knee and punches) 1 2:15
Featherweight Julio Arce def. Peter Petties TKO (punches) 2 2:39
Flyweight Alex Perez def. Kevin Gray Technical Submission (anaconda choke) 1 2:54
Bantamweight Ricky Simon def. Donavon Frelow Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Shelton Graves def. Everett Sims TKO (knees) 3 2:20

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[20]

Week 6 - August 15[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 15, 2017
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[22]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Charles Byrd def. Buddy Wallace Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:03
Featherweight Grant Dawson def. Adrian Diaz Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:15
Light Heavyweight Cameron Olson def. Karl Reed Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Jaime Alvarez def. Martin Day Decision (unanimous) (28-27, 29-28, 29-27) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Jamie Colleen def. Tiffany Masters Submission (armbar) 3 4:43

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[23]

  • Charles Byrd and Grant Dawson

Week 7 - August 22[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 22, 2017
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[24]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Anton Berzin Decision (split) (29-27, 28-29, 29-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Benito Lopez def. Steven Peterson Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Joby Sanchez def. JP Buys TKO (punches) 2 2:28
Lightweight Mike Santiago def. Mark Cherico TKO (punches) 1 2:59
Flyweight Jordan Espinosa def. Nick Urso Technical Submission (D’Arce choke) 1 1:23

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[25]

Week 8 - August 29[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 29, 2017
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[27]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Matt Frevola def. Jose Flores Submission (arm-triangle choke) 2 3:32
Middleweight Bevon Lewis def. Elias Urbina TKO (punches) 2 2:47
Flyweight Adam Antolin def. Casey Kenney Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Lauren Mueller def. Kelly McGill Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Allen Crowder def. Don'Tale Mayes TKO (punches) 3 4:12

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[28]

  • Matt Frevola, Lauren Mueller and Allen Crowder
  • Bevon Lewis was signed to a development league contract[29]

Season Two[edit]

Season Two commenced on June 12, 2018.[30]

Week 1 - June 12[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJune 12, 2018
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[31]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Alonzo Menifield def. Dashawn Boatwright TKO (punches) 1 0:08 [a]
Welterweight Chris Curtis def. Sean Lally KO (hook kick and punches) 3 1:37
Heavyweight Greg Hardy def. Austen Lane KO (punches) 1 0:57
Bantamweight Montel Jackson def. Rico DiSciullo TKO (punches) 3 2:15 [b]
Middleweight Kevin Holland def. Will Santiago Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
  1. ^ This victory represents the fastest stoppage win during a Dana White's Contender Series fight[32]
  2. ^ Jackson was deducted one point in round 1 due to an elbow to the back of the head and one point in round 3 due to eye poke.

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[33]

Week 2 - June 19[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJune 19, 2018
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[35]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Featherweight Matt Sayles def. Yazan Hajeh TKO (punches) 1 1:57
Middleweight Anthony Hernandez vs. Jordan Wright NC (overturned) 1 0:40 [a]
Featherweight Austin Springer def. Giga Chikadze Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 4:10
Light Heavyweight Ryan Spann def. Emiliano Sordi Submission (guillotine choke) 1 0:26
Welterweight Dwight Grant def. Tyler Hill KO (punch) 2 2:08
  1. ^ Originally a KO (punches) win for Hernandez, overturned after he tested positive for cannabis metabolites. [36]

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[37]

  • Matt Sayles, Anthony Hernandez, Ryan Spann and Dwight Grant

Week 3 - June 26[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJune 26, 2018
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[38]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Woman's Flyweight Antonina Shevchenko def. Jaymee Nievara TKO (knees) 2 3:22
Lightweight Te'Jovan Edwards def. Austin Tweedy KO (punch) 1 0:28
Heavyweight Josh Parisian def. Greg Rebello TKO (spinning back fist) 1 1:31
Featherweight Julian Erosa def. Jamall Emmers KO (head kick and punches) 2 1:10
Middleweight Jordan Williams vs. Tim Caron NC (overturned) 3 3:37 [a]
  1. ^ Originally a TKO (elbows) win for Williams, overturned after he tested positive for cannabis metabolites.[39]

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[40]

Week 4 - July 10[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 10, 2018
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[41]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Kevin Aguilar def. Joey Gomez Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Bevon Lewis def. Alton Cunningham TKO (knees) 1 3:01
Featherweight Ricky Palacios def. Toby Misech Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Flyweight Jordan Espinosa def. Riley Dutro TKO (punches) 3 4:58
Lightweight Jalin Turner def. Max Mustaki TKO (doctor stoppage) 1 5:00

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[42]

  • Bevon Lewis and Jordan Espinosa

Week 5 - July 17[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 17, 2018
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[43]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Women's Strawweight Maycee Barber def. Jamie Colleen TKO (elbows) 3 4:15
Bantamweight Domingo Pilarte def. Vince Morales Technical Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 1:52
Middleweight Chibwikem Onyenegecha def. Anthony Adams Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Welterweight Austin Vanderford def. Angelo Trevino Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:42
Middleweight Edmen Shahbazyan def. Antonio Jones TKO (punches) 1 0:40

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[44]

  • Maycee Barber, Domingo Pilarte and Edmen Shahbazyan

Week 6 - July 24[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 24, 2018
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[45]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Alex Munoz def. Nick Newell Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jimmy Crute def. Chris Birchler TKO (punches) 1 4:23
Lightweight Sodiq Yusuff def. Mike Davis Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Jeff Hughes def. Josh Appelt TKO (punches) 1 4:26
Featherweight Chase Hooper def. Canaan Kawaihae Decision (unanimous) (29-26, 29-26, 28-26) 3 5:00

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[46]

  • Jim Crute, Sodiq Yusuff and Jeff Hughes
  • Chase Hooper was signed to a development league contract

Week 7 - July 31[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 31, 2018
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[47]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Roosevelt Roberts def. Garrett Gross Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:13
Heavyweight Don'Tale Mayes def. Mitchell Sipe TKO (punches) 2 4:49
Middleweight Ian Heinisch def. Justin Sumter KO (elbows) 1 3:37
Featherweight Jordan Griffin def. Maurice Mitchell Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:57
Heavyweight Juan Adams def. Shawn Teed TKO (punches) 1 4:17

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[48]

Week 8 - August 7[edit]

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 7, 2018
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[49]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Heavyweight Greg Hardy def. Tebaris Gordon TKO (punches) 1 0:17
Lightweight Devonte Smith def. Joseph Lowry KO (elbows) 1 2:52
Light Heavyweight Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Dennis Bryant TKO (head kick and punches) 1 1:48
Featherweight Bobby Moffett def. Jacob Kilburn Submission (D’Arce choke) 2 1:02
Featherweight Alex Gilpin def. JR Coughran Submission (D’Arce choke) 2 1:55

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[50]

Season Three[edit]

In May 2018 it was confirmed that season 3 of the Contender Series would commence in June 2019 and in the US would be exclusive to ESPN+, ESPN's new over-the-top subscription package.[51] In April 2019, the schedule was elaborated, the series beginning on June 18, 2019 and ending on August 20, 2019.[52] The promotion's name also got shortened from Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series to Dana White's Contender Series.[53][54][55]

Week 1 - June 18[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJune 18, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[56]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Punahele Soriano def. Jamie Pickett Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Hannah Goldy def. Kali Robbins Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Featherweight Brendan Loughnane def. Bill Algeo Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Yorgan De Castro def. Alton Meeks TKO (leg kick and punches) 1 4:45

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[57]

  • Punahele Soriano and Yorgan De Castro

Week 2 - June 25[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJune 25, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[58]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Tony Johnson def. Alton Cunningham Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Justin Gonzales def. Zach Zane Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Kyle Daukaus def. Michael Lombardo Decision (unanimous) (30-25, 30-26, 29-27) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Miles Johns def. Richie Santiago Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Catchweight (178 lbs) Miguel Baeza def. Victor Reyna Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00 [a]
  1. ^ Originally a welterweight bout; Reyna missed weight.

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[59]

  • Miles Johns and Miguel Baeza

Week 3 - July 9[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 9, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[60]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Joseph Solecki def. Jesse Wallace Submission (guillotine choke) 1 3:49
Light Heavyweight Antonio Trocoli def. Kenneth Bergh Submission (neck crank) 1 3:57
Bantamweight Hunter Azure def. Chris Ocon Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Middleweight Maki Pitolo def. Justin Sumter TKO (punches) 1 1:37
Lightweight Jonathan Pearce def. Jacob Rosales TKO (punches) 3 1:50

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[61]

  • Joseph Solecki, Antonio Trocoli, Hunter Azure, Maki Pitolo and Jonathan Pearce

Week 4 - July 16[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 16, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[62]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Antonio Arroyo def. Stephen Regman Submission (head and arm choke) 2 3:31
Bantamweight Ode Osbourne def. Armando Villarreal Submission (armbar) 1 4:39
Heavyweight Don'Tale Mayes def. Ricardo Prasel TKO (punches) 1 4:49
Catchweight (152.5 lbs) Kevin Syler def. Lance Lawrence Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00 [a]
Middleweight Brendan Allen def. Aaron Jeffery Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 3:23
  1. ^ Originally a featherweight bout; Syler missed weight.

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[63]

  • Antonio Arroyo, Ode Osbourne, Don'Tale Mayes and Brendan Allen

Week 5 - July 23[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 23, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[64]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Ramazan Kuramagomedov def. Jordan Williams Decision (split) (30-27, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Sean Woodson def. Terrance McKinney KO (flying knee) 2 1:49
Lightweight J.J. Okanovich def. Christian Lohsen Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Jamahal Hill def. Alexander Poppeck TKO (punches) 2 4:29
Featherweight Billy Quarantillo def. Kamuela Kirk TKO (punches) 3 0:22

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[65]

  • Sean Woodson, Jamahal Hill and Billy Quarantillo

Week 6 - July 30[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateJuly 30, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card[66]
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight Aleksa Camur def. Fabio Cherant TKO (flying knee and punches) 2 0:48
Featherweight Aalon Cruz def. Steven Nguyen KO (flying knee) 3 4:36
Women's Flyweight Tracy Cortez def. Mariya Agapova Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 29-27) 3 5:00
Welterweight Daniel Rodriguez def. Rico Farrington Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Rodrigo Nascimento def. Michal Martínek Submission (arm-triangle choke) 1 3:16

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[67]

  • Aleksa Camur, Aalon Cruz, Tracy Cortez and Rodrigo Nascimento

Week 7 - August 6[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 6, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Lightweight Omar Morales def. Harvey Park TKO (punches) 2 1:06
Women's Flyweight Lucrezia Ria def. Marilia Santos Decision (split) (27-30, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Featherweight Herbert Burns def. Darrick Minner Submission (triangle choke) 1 2:29
Middleweight André Muniz def. Taylor Johnson Submission (rear-naked choke) 1 1:46
Bantamweight Dwight Joseph def. Jay Perrin Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[68]

  • Omar Morales, Herbert Burns and André Muniz

Week 8 - August 13[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 13, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Light Heavyweight William Knight def. Herdem Alacabek TKO (punches) 3 4:34
Welterweight Brok Weaver def. Devin Smyth Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Sarah Alpar def. Shanna Young Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 2:55
Bantamweight Tony Gravely def. Ray Rodriguez TKO (punches) 3 2:16
Light Heavyweight Julius Anglickas def. Karl Reed Submission (rear-naked choke) 3 3:25

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[69]

  • Brok Weaver, Sarah Alpar and Tony Gravely
  • William Knight was signed to a development league contract

Week 9 - August 20[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 20, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Welterweight Philip Rowe def. Leon Shahbazyan TKO (punches) 3 0:16
Light Heavyweight Jamal Pogues def. Marcos Brigagao Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Catchweight (139 lbs) Steve Garcia def. Desmond Torres TKO (punches) 1 4:35 [a]
Women's Strawweight Mallory Martin def. Micol di Segni Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 29-28) 3 5:00
Bantamweight Ricky Steele def. Phil Caracappa Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
  1. ^ Originally a bantamweight bout; Garcia missed weight.

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[70]

  • Philip Rowe

Week 10 - August 27[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 27, 2019
VenueUFC APEX Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight Duško Todorović def. Teddy Ash Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Middleweight Impa Kasanganay def. Kailan Hill Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Lightweight Peter Barrett def. Sang Hoon Yoo Decision (unanimous) (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Heavyweight Ben Sosoli vs. Dustin Joynson NC (eye poke) 1 2:08
Featherweight T.J. Brown def. Dylan Lockard Submission (arm-triangle choke) 3 2:59 [a]
  1. ^ Brown was deducted one point in round 1 due to an illegal kick.

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[71]

  • Duško Todorović, Peter Barrett and T.J. Brown

Brazil[edit]

In 2018 "Contender Series Brasil" debuted. Unlike the U.S. version this was not shown live and instead was recorded over two days, August 10 and 11, 2018. The fifteen fights are then broadcast over three episodes on Combate, Globo and SporTV from August 24. [72]

Week 1 - August 24[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series Brazil
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 10, 2018 (pre-recorded)
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Flyweight Rogério Bontorin def. Gustavo Gabriel Submission (rear-naked choke) 2 4:37
Women's Bantamweight Mayra Bueno def. Mayana Kellem Submission (ninja choke) 1 1:02
Middleweight Antônio Arroyo def. Diego Henrique da Silva Decision (unanimous) (30-26, 30-26, 30-26) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Sarah Frota def. Maiara Amanajas Dos Santos KO (punches) 1 3:26
Heavyweight Augusto Sakai def. Marcos Conrado TKO (punches) 2 3:09

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[73]

  • Rogério Bontorin, Mayra Bueno, Sarah Frota and Augusto Sakai

Week 2 - August 31[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series Brazil
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 11, 2018 (pre-recorded)
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Middleweight André Muniz def. Bruno Assis Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Women's Flyweight Taila Santos def. Estefani Almeida Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Johnny Walker def. Henrique da Silva Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) 3 5:00
Women's Strawweight Marina Rodriguez def. Maria Oliveira TKO (retirement) 1 3:03
Middleweight Márcio Alexandre Jr. def. Leonardo Guimarães Submission (guillotine choke) 1 1:52

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[74]

  • Taila Santos, Johnny Walker and Marina Rodriguez

Week 3 - September 7[edit]

Dana White's Contender Series Brazil
Information
PromotionDWCS
DateAugust 11, 2018 (pre-recorded)
VenueUFC Training Centre
CityLas Vegas, Nevada, United States
Main Card
Weight class Method Round Time Notes
Flyweight Raulian Paiva def. Allan Nascimento Decision (split) (29-28, 28-29, 29-28) 3 5:00
Light Heavyweight Vinicius Alves Moreira def. John Allan Submission (triangle choke) 2 3:40
Women's Bantamweight Luana Carolina Souza def. Mabelly Lima Decision (unanimous) (30-27, 29-28, 30-27) 3 5:00
Women's Bantamweight Gisele Moreira def. Dayana Silva Decision (split) (28-29, 29-28, 29-28) 3 5:00
Catchweight (160.5 lbs) Thiago Moisés def. Gleidson Cutis TKO (head kick and punches) 1 4:21 [a]
  1. ^ Originally a lightweight bout; Cutis missed weight.

Contract awards[edit]

The following fighters were awarded contracts with the UFC:[75]

  • Raulian Paiva, Vinicius Alves Moreira, Luana Carolina Souza and Thiago Moisés

References[edit]

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