Season 2 Of Dana White’s Contender Series Off To A Fast Start

Season 2 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series kicked off at the UFC Training Center last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the show is off to a fast start so far, albeit not without some controversy. Heading into the premiere of the show&…

Season 2 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series kicked off at the UFC Training Center last night in Las Vegas, Nevada, and the show is off to a fast start so far, albeit not without some controversy. Heading into the premiere of the show’s second season after a fantastic debut last summer, much was […]

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Five Takeaways From UFC Utica

Yesterday (June 1st), the UFC ventured into upstate New York to host UFC Utica — the company’s first ever event to be held in Utica, NY. 5,063 fans were in attendance for the Friday night event. Let’s recap the action and discuss a fe…

Yesterday (June 1st), the UFC ventured into upstate New York to host UFC Utica — the company’s first ever event to be held in Utica, NY. 5,063 fans were in attendance for the Friday night event. Let’s recap the action and discuss a few things we learned: MARLON MORAES IS READY FOR A TITLE SHOT […]

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Nick Newell One Step Away From UFC Contract

Former WSOF standout Nick Newell has always turned heads being a one-armed fighter. Born with a congenital disease that caused his left arm to underdevelop, Newell has regardless racked up a 14-1 professional MMA record. Newell had retired following a loss to current UFC lightweight and former WSOF champ Justin Gaethje, but is now returning […]

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Former WSOF standout Nick Newell has always turned heads being a one-armed fighter. Born with a congenital disease that caused his left arm to underdevelop, Newell has regardless racked up a 14-1 professional MMA record.

Newell had retired following a loss to current UFC lightweight and former WSOF champ Justin Gaethje, but is now returning under Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series according to a report from MMA Fighting, which puts him one step away from a UFC contract.

Newell, who’s been gunning for a UFC fight for ages now, was extremely grateful for the opportunity:

“I want to thank Dana White, Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard for believing in me and giving me a shot. I still have to go out there and deliver. I’m grateful for the opportunity.”

Newell’s manager, Ali Abdel-Aziz, echoed that sentiment, specifically mentioning White in making Newell’s dreams come true:

“I want to thank Dana White. He’s been making dreams come true for 20 years, and he just made one of Nick’s biggest dreams become true. I’m grateful. Stuff like this makes me humble.”

Should Newell impress UFC brass with a victory under the Contender Series, a UFC contract would be the next step.

Current UFC fighter Sean O’Malley did just that, winning by spectacular first-round knockout on Tuesday Night Contender Series before promptly earning a UFC contract. He’s now the most hyped up-and-coming 135-pound combatant in MMA.

Do you expect to see the grappling ace earn his way to the UFC?

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Nick Newell Gets Spot on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is giving Nick Newell a chance to prove himself. Newell has been calling for a chance to compete inside the Octagon. With a professional mixed martial arts record of 14-1, many feel it’s l…

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White is giving Nick Newell a chance to prove himself. Newell has been calling for a chance to compete inside the Octagon. With a professional mixed martial arts record of 14-1, many feel it’s long overdue for “Notorious.” The only man to stop Newell is Justin Gaethje, who expressed […]

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Former NFL Star Greg Hardy Set For Pro MMA Debut With UFC

A former NFL star with a checkered past attempting to make his name in MMA could do that in the UFC octagon this summer. According to a report from MMA Fighting, controversial ex-Carolina Panther and Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy will make his professional debut on June 12’s edition of Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” […]

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A former NFL star with a checkered past attempting to make his name in MMA could do that in the UFC octagon this summer.

According to a report from MMA Fighting, controversial ex-Carolina Panther and Dallas Cowboy Greg Hardy will make his professional debut on June 12’s edition of Dana White’s “Tuesday Night Contender Series” event from Las Vegas, where he’s set to meet Brandon Sayles.

Since he was effectively blacklisted from the National Football League (NFL) following a series of concerning odd-the-field incidents (or maybe it was his precipitous drop-off in play from a Pro Bowl 2013 season), Hardy has reinvented himself as a fighter at Florida’s American Top Team (ATT) and has won all three of his amateur bouts by some form of knockout, all in under two minutes.

He’ll look to continue that rise against Sayles, who has won three straight bouts himself to sit at 5-1 in his fighting career.

Hardy has definitely used his athleticism and power to make a smooth transition to MMA thus far, but his sordid history including a vicious 2014 domestic violence arrest where he allegedly slammed an ex-girlfriend on a stack of assault rifles on his bed and a cocaine arrest the following year have followed him around outside of sports.

With domestic violence issues following the UFC around and shining a negative light on several fighters, it seems like a risk to take on such a polarizing figure, but they are apparently willing to forego the risk in order to get a possible star building.

Will it pay off for them?

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DWTNCS Free Fight: Lauren Mueller vs. Kelly Velasco (Video)

Another free fight from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series has been released. On week eight of the series, Lauren Mueller took on Kelly Velasco in Las Vegas. Mueller earned a unanimous decision victory. The win earned her an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract. There has been no word on when Mueller will make her […]

Another free fight from Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series has been released. On week eight of the series, Lauren Mueller took on Kelly Velasco in Las Vegas. Mueller earned a unanimous decision victory. The win earned her an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) contract. There has been no word on when Mueller will make her […]