Contender Series Alum Grant Dawson Has Anti-Doping Violation Case Dismissed

Grant Dawson, who earned a UFC contract on Season 1 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, had his anti-doping case dismissed by USADA. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Former UFC flyweight contender Sijara Eubanks is headed to bantamweight

Sijara Eubanks is leaving the world of 125 pounds behind her. On Wednesday night, MMAFighting confirmed the initial report from ESPN of the former flyweight contender’s intention of moving up to bantamweight. Eubanks would later take to Twitter to confirm the news herself. Swole season https://t.co/6Dwd07R0zH — Sijara SarJ Eubanks (@SarJnCharge) December 6, 2018 This […]

Vitaly Minakov, Cheick Kongo Booked for No. 1 Contender Bout at Bellator Event on Feb. 16

A heavyweight No. 1 contender bout between Vitaly Minakov and Cheick Kongo is official for Bellator’s Feb. 16 event. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

As free agency looms, Brian Moore thinks Noad Lahat win solidifies contender status

Brian Moore will face Noad Lahat in the final bout of current his three-fight deal at Bellator 210 and the SBG fighter believes a win will put him in title contention. Moore has come up short twice against high-level opposition with Bellator having taken fights with two-time title challenger Daniel Wiechel and top-rated prospect A.J. […]

After Snapping His First Career Losing Streak, Ricardo Lamas Eyes a Return to Contender Status

Ricardo Lamas is back in the winner’s column with his emphatic technical knockout victory over Darren Elkins over the weekend at UFC Argentina, but the former featherweight title challenger is pumping the brakes on any talk of an immediate return to contention. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Mirsad Bektic believes win over Renato Moicano solidifies title contender status

Mirsad Bektic has been considered a top prospect at featherweight ever since his UFC debut in 2014, and with a win over fellow high-flying featherweight Renato Moicano at UFC 231, the Tristar fighter believes he will solidify himself as a title contender. Speaking on the latest episode of Eurobash, Bektic explained how he feels his […]

Contender Series Brazil’s signees reflect on their UFC debut in Sao Paulo 

The first season of Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil was another  success, particularly in  terms of finding talent. 11 out of the season’s 15 winners impressed the UFC’s president enough to get a signed a contract with the world’s biggest MMA organization. Less than a month after the season’s final three episodes aired, a trio of […]

Ben Askren Calls UFC Welterweight Contender Colby Covington a ‘Poor Man’s Version of Me’

According to Ben Askren, Colby Covington doesn’t belong in the discussion of best welterweights in the world. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Watch Bellator 205 title contender John Salter take out Jason Radcliffe with ease

We’re fast approaching Bellator 205 later this month in Idaho, and that means the return of John Salter. Salter (15-3 MMA, 5-0 BMMA) is in the midst of his best run as a pro. He has won seven straight fights – all by stoppage. And he’s 5-0 since coming to Bellator. At Bellator 205, he’ll meet […]

Video: Goga Shamatava’s spinning elbow results in ‘KO of the Year’ contender at ACB 89

Goga Shamatava put himself on the map and picked up many new fans today when he scored a blistering knockout at ACB 89 that should land on many “Knockout of the Year” lists. Shamatava (14-4), who was making his promotional debut at today’s event, showed that flyweights can absolutely crack when he put Pavel Pastushkov […]

Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil 3 results: Four fighters get UFC deals

The first run of Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil came to a close in rousing fashion, and four more fighters earned their way into the UFC. Flyweight Raulian Paiva (18-1) was among the contract winners, earning a hard-fought split decision over Allan Nascimento (17-5) in the featured bout of Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil 3, […]

Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil results: Season 1, Week 3 (spoilers)

Dana White Contender Series had its first special season taped in August in Las Vegas, and the third and final episode of the inaugural season aired Friday night in Brazil. (Contender Series Brazil will be aired on UFC Fight Pass at a later date, so this post contains spoilers.) In a card headlined by Thiago […]

UFC Sao Paulo card complete with the addition of two Contender Series Brazil winners

Three Contender Series Brazil winners will compete at the upcoming UFC Sao Paulo event. After a previously reported heavyweight clash between Augusto Sakai and Chase Sherman, the promotion has booked a female bouts featuring Mayra Bueno Silva and Gillian Robertson, and Marina Rodriguez versus Randa Markos. Silva (5-0) was signed by the UFC after submitting […]

Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil 2 results: Three more contracts awarded

Andre Muniz (17-4) improved to 11-1 in his past 12 appearances, using a grappling heavy attack to take home a clearcut decision win over Bruno Assis (8-3), though he didn’t score a UFC deal in the process. The bout served as the featured contest of Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil 2, which took place earlier […]

Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil results: Season 1, Week 2 (spoilers)

Dana White Contender Series had its first special season taped earlier this month in Las Vegas, and the second previously recorded fights aired Friday night in Brazil. (Contender Series Brazil will be aired on UFC Fight Pass on a later date, so this post contains spoilers.) Ten Brazilian talents entered the Octagon in Nevada to […]

Contender Series Standout Jim Crute to Face Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night Adelaide

Another winner from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series will make his first Octagon foray when Jim Crute squares off against Paul Craig at UFC Fight Night 142. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil 1 results: Four fighters score deals in series debut

If the first episode of Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil is any indication, the international versions of the series will prove just as fruitful as the domestic show. Four fighters competing at Dana White’s Contender Series Brazil 1 scored UFC contracts for their performances. The fights took place earlier this month at The Ultimate Fighter […]

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Contender Series Vets Anthony Hernandez, Jordan Williams Suspended 6 Months for Marijuana

A couple of winners from the second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series were suspended six months after testing positive for marijuana metabolites. View full post on Recent News on Sherdog.com

Dana White’s Contender Series vets Anthony Hernandez, Jordan Williams get six-month suspensions

Gallery Jordan Williams def. Tim Caron at Dana White’s Contender Series 11: Best photos view 14 images Anthony Hernandez and Jordan Williams will have to wait a a little bit longer to fight in the UFC. The up-and-comers tested positive for marijuana metabolites after separate bouts on Dana White’s Contender Series and were today given […]

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