UFC President Dana White signed three fighters to the UFC based off of their performances on his Contender Series show. However the two fighters who put on a showcase in the main event, Ramazan Kuramagmedov and Jordan Williams, did not earn contracts. White explained his decision to media.
Four fighters were put under contract with the UFC following their performances at Dana White’s Contender Series on Tuesday night at the UFC Apex in Las Vegas.
UFC president Dana White spoke with media following the second episode of the third season of his show “Dana White’s Contender Series”. He explained why he signed the two fighters he did after their performances and discussed the heat he’s taking for not signing Brendan Loughnane last week.
On opening night at the UFC’s newest facility, the UFC Apex, the promotion signed Punahele Soriano and Yorgan De Castro to contracts after their performances on Dana White’s Contender Series. UFC president Dana White explains why he signed the fighters he did.
After the filming of Dana White’ Contender Series Brazil, the UFC president explained why his show may start filming abroad and he detailed the promotion’s plans for a new state-of-the-art gym in Las Vegas that will be where his reality series’ fights will take place in the future and more.
On the sixth week of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Sodiq Yusuff, Jim Crute and Jeff Hughes were signed to the UFC based on their performances. Chase Hooper was awarded a developmental contract.
After losing a decision to Alex Munoz during the sixth week of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, Nick Newell spoke about the loss and his journey in mixed martial arts as a competitor with a congenital amputation on his left arm.
Undefeated at 4-0, 20-year-old Maycee Barber says she wants to be the youngest champion to ever be crowned by the UFC. She finished Jamie Colleen with elbows in week 5 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series to ink a contract with the promotion.
Edmen Shahbazyan earned a contract after knocking out Antonio Jones in the first round of their middleweight bout on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.
Undefeated middleweight Bevon Lewis (6-0), who competed on the series in the eighth week of the inaugural season of the show, finished Alton Cunningham with knees in the first round to score his contract.
After putting on a show-stopping performance and earning a UFC contract at the Dana White Contender Series, Sean O’Malley says he’s not feeling the pressure of making his official promotional debut.
Lauren Mueller came in as a late replacement to the Contender Series and scored a win over Kelly Velasco to earn a UFC contract.
Matt Frevola became the latest UFC lightweight to join the roster after submitting Luke Flores.
Featherweight competitor Grant Dawson submitted Adrian Diaz in the sixth week of Dana White’s Contender Series to earn a contract with the UFC.
UFC middleweight Charles Byrd submitted Randall Wallace in the sixth week of Dana White’s Contender Series to earn a contract with the promotion. It was Byrd’s second time appearing on the series.
MMA middleweight Gabriel Checco will compete on the third episode of Dana White’s Contender Series airing on UFC Fight Pass. If he impresses the UFC president in his fight, he’ll be signed to the UFC and may be able to stop driving for Uber.
Bantamweight competitor Sean O’Malley earned a contract with the UFC when he knocked out Alfred Khashakyan in the second episode of Dana White’s Contender Series.