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Dana White’s Contender Series results: Philip Rowe lone contract winner after thrilling main event

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Philip Rowe made sure at least one Contender Series contract was handed out on Tuesday.
On a night full of steady, if unspectacular performances, Rowe …read more

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Phil Rowe Nets Only UFC Contract on Episode 9 of Dana White’s Contender Series

There was only room for one. …read more

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Desmond Torres not sweating the small stuff heading into Dana White’s Contender Series

Bantamweight Desmond Torres couldn’t have asked for a much better start to 2019 than he’s had.
In two bouts this year, Torres has won both. Not only that, but he’s picked …read more

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Dana White addresses UFC 241 fight week, Contender Series, and more (full scrum video)

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Dana White talks about the winners of this week’s Dana White’s Contender Series and UFC 241 headlined by Daniel Cormier and Stipe Miocic.
William Knight, Brok Weaver, …read more

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Four winners welcomed to UFC at Contender Series

Dana White welcomed four new competitors to UFC at this week’s Contender Series, including prospect William Knight. …read more

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Tony Gravely, Sarah Alpar, Brok Weaver Land UFC Deals on Dana White’s Contender Series

The Ultimate Fighting Championship family grew by three on Season 3, Episode 8 of Dana White’s Contender Series, as Tony Gravely, Sarah Alpar and Brok Weaver were awarded contracts on …read more

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Ray Rodriguez says he’s ‘tougher’ than Dana White’s Contender Series opponent Tony Gravely

Looking back over his 2019 so far, bantamweight up and comer Ray Rodriguez is pretty pleased with how things have been going.

In two bouts this year, Rodriguez has picked up …read more

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Dana White’s Contender Series, Week 7 Preview

Prospects, prospects, prospects. Lower weight classes get the treatment in this week’s installment of the UFC’s recruitment vehicle. We’re past the summer midway point, and Contender Series is winding down. …read more

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Kevin Syler explains ugly Contender Series weight miss

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For Kevin Syler, his UFC audition was essentially over before it begun.
Make weight. That’s the rite of passage every fighter has …read more

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Jay Perrin looks to punch his ticket at Dana White’s Contender Series

Riding a four-fight winning streak into his first bout of 2019 versus Kin Moy at Cage Titans 24 in January, bantamweight Jay Perrin was able to utilize his whole game …read more

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Contender Series signing cut for drug test failure

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Dana White’s Contender Series’ contestant Antonio Trocoli did not make it to the Octagon after failing a drug test. Middleweight Antonio …read more

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Lights. Out.

If a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter wants to earn a contract with Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), by way of Tuesday night “Contender Series,” it’s not enough to win the …read more

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Posted on July 31, 2019, 2:16 pm By
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Dana White discusses Contender Series 22 contract winners, impassioned Stipe Miocic call

LAS VEGAS – Four more fighters earned UFC contracts Tuesday at Dana White’s Contender Series 22, as Aleksa Camur, Aalon Cruz, Tracy Cortez, and Rodrigo Nascimento all earned deals with …read more

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Dana White’s Contender Series results season 3, week 6: Flying knee KO’s highlight latest episode

The expression on UFC president Dana White’s face during the final two fights on the latest edition of the Contender Series told the whole story for the card.
Light heavyweight prospect …read more

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Video: Aalon Cruz scores ridiculous jumping knee KO on Contender Series

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Aalon Cruz may as well have put pen to paper as soon as …read more

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Dana White’s Contender Series - Week 6 preview

Some very young and very, very raw prospects look to make the most of an opportunity, leading to some volatile pairings. As the Contender Series summer winds down, things are …read more

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Aleksa Camur following in the footsteps of ‘big brother’ Stipe Miocic ahead of Contender Series debut

Aleksa Camur had no idea he wanted to become a mixed martial artist.
The 23-year-old prospect, who looks to earn a UFC contract on Tuesday night as part of Dana White’s …read more

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Fabio Cherant won’t let Dana White’s expectations color his Contender Series performance

When it comes to his first two years as a pro, light-heavyweight Fabio Cherant has had two completely contrasting experiences.
In his first year as a pro, Cherant was extremely active …read more

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Brendan Loughnane Says He Still Likes Dana White Despite Contract Snub

Brendan Loughnane put on an amazing performance on the Contender Series but did not get a UFC contract. Not getting the contract made him a highly sought after free agent …read more

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Posted on July 30, 2019, 5:16 pm By
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PFL signee Brendan Loughnane: ‘I still like’ Dana White despite Contender Series snub

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Brendan Loughnane insists he holds no grudges despite him not being offered a contract by Dana White after a dominant decision win over Bill Algeo in …read more

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MMA SQUARED: White explains why he didn’t sign Williams

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What is the goal of the Contender Series? And what is the criteria for success?

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Posted on July 25, 2019, 1:16 pm By
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Three finishers earn UFC contracts in Contender Series

Billy Quarantillo, Sean Woodson and Jamahal Hill were awarded UFC pacts by Dana White after their stoppage wins in Las Vegas on Tuesday night. …read more

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Contender Series results: Three fighters earn UFC deals

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Dana White wanted finishes at the Contender Series, and rewarded everyone who stopped their opponents with a contract at Tuesday night’s Contender Series in …read more

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Brendan Loughnane Signs With PFL

After Brendan Loughnane fought and won on the Contender Series many thought he was a shoo-in for the contract. Yet, that was not the case as Dana White was not …read more

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Preview - Dana White’s Contender Series 2019: Week 5

A great lineup of what is perhaps the best set of matchups from top to bottom is set for this week’s event. This week’s Contender Series might just be the …read more

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Juan Adams Apologizes for Post-Fight Reaction Following KO Loss to Greg Hardy

Juan Adams lobbied for a showdown with Greg Hardy for months, but when he finally got the opportunity to face the controversial former NFL star, the Contender Series alum was …read more

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Dana White impressed with new faces after Contender Series 20 delivers four more signings

LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White said he continues to be impressed with the attitude and approach of the fighters at the Contender Series after the latest installment of …read more

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Four more finishers end up with UFC contracts in Contender Series

Brendan Allen, Don’Tale Mayes, Ode Osbourne and Antonio Arroyo are welcomed to the big show by Dana White after impressive victories Tuesday in Las Vegas. …read more

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Dana White’s Contender Series Season 3, Week 4 results: Four fighters ride finishes to UFC contracts

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Two fighters looking for another chance were rewarded and two fresh faces made their mark on the latest episode of the Contender Series.
Middleweight Antonio …read more

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Preview - Dana White’s Contender Series 2019: Week 4

This just got really, really good. Hot action is on tap this week for Contender Series, as some more very polished talent looks to have the kind of breakout …read more

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Posted on July 16, 2019, 11:16 pm By
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Preview - Dana White’s Contender Series 2019: Week 3

This just got really, really good. Hot action is on tap this week for Contender Series, as some more very polished talent looks to have the kind of breakout …read more

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Undefeated Kevin Syler knows his Dana White’s Contender Series fight is ‘higher stakes’

Following some spare opportunities to fight for a couple of years, featherweight Kevin Syler was able to be a bit more active in 2018 and feels the year turned out …read more

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Video: Maycee Barber’s advice for Contender Series hopefuls: ‘You have to show that brawler inside of you’

LAS VEGAS – On the red carpet for the 2019 UFC Hall of Fame ceremony, flyweight prospect Maycee Barber talks about being inspired by the champions in attendance, what it …read more

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With visa issues behind him, Wellington Turman fulfilling dreams at UFC Sacramento

When the UFC decided to create a special version of the Contender Series dedicated to Brazilian fighters in 2018, many saw that as the perfect platform to impress Dana White …read more

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Yorgan De Castro vs. Justin Tafa set for UFC 243

A recent graduate of the Contender Series has his first booking.
Heavyweight Yorgan De Castro (5-0), who recently won a contract on the program this past June, will face fellow Octagon …read more

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Jonathan Pearce on thrilling Contender Series win: 'That's just how I fight'

LAS VEGAS – Tennessee lightweight Jonathan Pearce used to cut grass for a living. Now he plans on mowing down the opposition at the highest level of MMA after earning …read more

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White Awards Five New Contracts On ‘Contender Series’

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) President, Dana White, just handed out five new contracts to the winning combatants competing on Episode 3 (Season 3) of “Contender Series,” which aired on ESPN+ …read more

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'Fight geek' Dana White willing to give out five contracts at every Contender Series event

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LAS VEGAS – History was made on Tuesday night as each and every one of the night’s winners at Dana White’s Contender …read more

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Preview - Dana White’s Contender Series 2019: Week 3

The compelling series is back with more fights, more prospects, and a lot of intrigue. After some early controversy just weeks ago, Contender Series returns with the usual goal of …read more

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Posted on July 9, 2019, 8:16 pm By
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Jonathan Pearce ‘definitely’ sees himself getting the finish at Dana White’s Contender Series

Coming off a win in his last bout versus Dedrek Sanders at Warrior FC 40 last September, lightweight Jonathan Pearce made a conscious decision to up his training regimen and …read more

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Justin Sumter hopes to put on a show at Dana White’s Contender Series

Looking back on his victory over Reginaldo Felix at Bellator 2016 this past February, middleweight Justin Sumter was able to overcome some early difficulties before picking up a second round …read more

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Hunter Azure sees himself finishing Chris Ocon at Dana White’s Contender Series

After closing out his 2018 undefeated, bantamweight prospect Hunter Azure was looking to keep his momentum going as he entered his 2019 campaign.

So far over the first half of this …read more

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UFC Minneapolis video: Alonzo Menifield makes Paul Craig pay for spinning strike with powerful KO

Alonzo Menifield has no interest in ever seeing the scorecards.
The recent Contender Series signee improved to 2-0 inside the Octagon with another first-round finish, needing a little more than three …read more

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Dana White on Contender Series signings for UFC: 'You can't get in here unless I see everything'

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LAS VEGAS – UFC president Dana White has been questioned all week on what he’s looking for on Dana White’s Contender …read more

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