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.
After making history as the first batch of winners to all earn contracts following their performances at Dana White’s Contender Series, the fighters react to making it to the UFC.
For the first time in the three-season history of Dana White’s Contender Series, every winning fighter earned a UFC contract. Maki Pitolo, Joe Solecki, Antonio Trocoli, Hunter Azure and Jonathan Pearce impressed the UFC brass and were awarded contracts by the UFC president.
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.
The UFC Apex will officially open as Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series kicks off on June 19. Here’s a look at what the promotion’s newest facility in Las Vegas has to offer.
UFC President Dana White gave the Review-Journal an exclusive interview where he spoke about the promotion’s new facility, the UFC Apex, their new deal with ESPN, when Conor McGregor may return to the octagon and more.
Just ahead of making his promotional debut at UFC 235, welterweight Ben Askren comments on his relationship with UFC president Dana White over the years.
UFC welterweight champion Tyron Woodley and Kamaru Usman have a heated exchange and Ben Askren enjoys his time on the stage by interacting with UFC president Dana White.
UFC president Dana White joined Heidi Fang and Adam Hill to discuss the UFC 235 card set for Las Vegas on Mar. 2 at the T-Mobile Arena and also spoke on Colby Covington and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s and Conor McGregor’s disciplinary measures given by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
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UFC president Dana White spoke with media after the TUF 28 Finale to discuss what’s next for the flyweight division and the main event winner, UFC welterweight Kamaru Usman.
After Khabib Nurmagomedov defeated Conor McGregor at UFC 229, he jumped out of the cage and went after McGregor’s teammates. Dana White explains what happened and why he’s disappointed.
Conor McGregor wasn’t on time for the UFC 229 press conference, prompting lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov to start speaking to media and fans on his own.
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.
Flyweight competitor Jordan Espinosa (13-5, 1 No Contest) improved his win streak to four when he ended Rilley Dutro’s night with just two seconds remaining in their fight. It was the second time Espinosa got the opportunity fight in the Contender Series and his effort was enough for him to get signed to the promotion.
UFC president Dana White confirms former title holder Brock Lesnar will fight UFC heavyweight Daniel Cormier next.
Updated: Conor McGregor turned himself in to the NYPD late Thursday night after his involvement in vandalizing a UFC bus transporting fighters in Brooklyn, New York. Two fighters, Michael Chiesa and Ray Borg, suffered injuries in the incident forcing them off of the UFC 223 card. Artem Lobov, a teammate and friend of McGregor’s, was also removed from the card for his involvement in what happened.
UFC president Dana White on what’s next for Brian Ortega and Cris Cyborg, what he thought of Sean O’Malley’s performance and confirms Conor McGregor did offer to step in to UFC 222 card.
UFC lightweight stars Khabib Nurmagomedov and Tony Ferguson again have been booked to fight. The bout will headline UFC 223 on April 7 at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York. UFC officials will formally announce the event at a Friday news conference in Boston. UFC president Dana White discussed the bout during a radio appearance Wednesday in Boston, saying he expected the fight to be in April. Ferguson holds the interim belt, and Nurmagomedov is the unquestioned top contender, but Conor McGregor still has the title in the division. White has said McGregor, who last fought in the UFC in November 2016, could be stripped of the title if he doesn’t fight again soon. The UFC 223 bout will mark the fourth time Ferguson and Nurmagomedov have been scheduled to fight. Ferguson won the interim title with a submission of Kevin Lee in December, his 10th straight victory. Nurmagomedov is 25-0 overall, 9-0 in the UFC.
UFC president Dana White told media how impressed he was with performances on the TUF 26 Finale fight card and also updated on UFC middleweight champion Georges St-Pierre’s health and said who could be next to challenge UFC heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic for his belt.
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.
At a scrum ahead of UFC 218 fight week, UFC president Dana White gave updates on what could be next for several fighters and discussed what could happen with Nate Diaz, Georges St-Pierre, Rose Namajunas and more.
UFC president Dana White spoke about his lightweight champion Conor McGregor’s alleged bar fight, his discipline for his recent behavior at a Bellator MMA event and why he’s not forcing him to defend his belt or vacate it.
Conor McGregor may be back in a UFC cage soon and Dana White is entering the boxing business. White said he will meet with UFC matchmakers in Las Vegas this week to book the main event for UFC 219, which will take place at T-Mobile Arena on Dec. 30. He imposed a deadline of Friday on himself to make a decision. White said at he is “100 percent” getting into boxing and is in the process of acquiring his license. “We all know boxing is broken. The question is, how do you fix it? If you think about all the people involved in boxing, not a lot of people make a whole lot of money,” White said.