Tuesday on ESPN plus, Dana White’s Contender Series takes center stage. With the recent struggles with The Ultimate Fighter TV Show, the UFC wanted to create a new hit show to bring to there platforms. The Contender Series is a humongous hit, the show brings out everything that’s great about mix martial arts. The Series brings no politics and offers so many young and upcoming fighters the platform to catapult there career. Season 3, episode 1 had 4 fights on the card with all bringing something different to the octagon.
The first fight of the night was a Heavyweight battle between Alton Meeks & Yorgan De Castro. Yorgan dethroned the undefeated ex college football player with massive leg kicks. Alton Meeks was the biggest favorite on the card and still has a bright future in mix martial arts. With this massive upset Dana White Gabe Yorgan a UFC contract.
The second fight was a all out war between Brendan Loughnane and Bill Algeo. Brendan won the fight via unanimous decision and creates a easier path for himself to fight in the UFC one day. Before the fight UFC announcer Paul Felder was high on Bill Algeo skill set and truly believes he will be a UFC Fighter one day.
Next was the only female fight on the card with undefeated Hannah Goldy vs Kali Robbins. Hannah dominated the fight from start to finish with even having one judge score the fight 30-26. Hannah did not receive a UFC contract on this night, but if you are a fan of the show you know that Hannah Goldy will be fighting in the UFC one day. She has all the traits to be a UFC Superstar.
Last was a middleweight scrap between Punahele Soriano vs Jamie Pickett. Punahele had multiple UFC fighters and coaches in the crowd to cheer and coach him up. Punahele looked awesome with striking, wrestling and mixing the two to keep Jamie always on his back feet. Dana White was excited with Punahele performance and said “I need him here in the UFC”. The Dana White’s Contender Series took place at the brand new UFC Apex and open the new place with a bang. Catch Dana White’s Contender Series on Tuesday nights on ESPN plus.