If you get picked for this, then you’ll get exposure at the very least as those shows get many thousands of viewers. This is a sentiment i’ve expressed for most of my time on this forum, and i wanted to open up a discussion on if the contender series is good for the ufc and even mma as a whole.
The ufc has now offered 23 total contracts through the first six.
How to get into ufc contender series. The contender series is filled with regional american fighters who buy themselves a $300 flight on southwest airlines to come into mccarron airport and a few nights of $75 hotel rooms for a $5000 fight, that is if they haven't driven their lol. Watch the contender series, all the fights broadcast live, plus, get access to the best of the ufc archives & more! Fighters are given the opportunity to be considered for shows like “dana white looking for a fight,” “dana white contender series,” and the big show of the ufc.
The fourth season of dana white’s contender series is right around the corner. 4, 2020), bringing eight more mixed martial arts (mma) hopefuls into las vegas’ ufc apex. Postponed due to the pandemic, it’s expected to premiere aug.
Not to mention, khabib type fighters would expose the contender series guys if they really do suck. I think it's a win/win. On tuesday night, the promotion's president took that mission in a whole new direction.
Dana white's contender series results: 17, 2020) with a final. Hey, at least they had some experience.
Three more prospects are heading to the ufc, but the biggest standout of the contender series season finale wasn't quite ready to take the leap. This year will go down in the history books for a number of reasons — the delayed start, the fight. Fighters such as sean o’malley, dan ige, and geoff neal have all taken part in the series and have gone onto make a name for themselves in the sport.
To become a ufc fighter. Dana white's contender series has never been more important to the ufc. If she looks as good there as she did on the contender series this season, don’t be surprised if barber gets a big push heading into 2019.
10, 2020) for dana white’s tuesday night program, which features a middleweight. Contender series just a stepping stone for ufc dreamer hackett 74d sam bruce ufc fight island viewers guide: The ufc is always looking for fresh talent and they host the contender series every year, in search of the next big thing.
Dana white's contender series was created as a feeder system to stock the ufc's roster with new talent. Spencer kyte, on twitter @spencerkyte • sep. The contest served as the featured bout of tuesday’s dana white’s contender series 19 event from the ufc apex and streamed on espn+.
4 at the ufc apex in las vegas , run through september, and possibly into october. Wallace got to the center to start, but it was solecki who would set the pace, darting in and out of range to strike before changing levels and dragging the action to the floor. Almost all from lfa, xfc, or some gym affiliated with ufc fighters already.
I think the contender series for example takes styles and even fighter names that are marketable and give them weak contracts to fill the 600 deep roster. Khabib type fighters can forgo the contender series style of entry into the ufc, but i think guys like gaethje would flourish in that environment and wouldn't use him all up vs the luis palomino's of the world. Then replace veterans with them.
Mike davis (season 2, week 6) I think it should be hard to get into the ufc, while this is a fairly easy path. Through three weeks of this season, white, the ufc president, has awarded 12 contracts to winners on the show.
Well, here we are — episode 10 of the fourth season of dana white’s contender series. Nick maximov vs oscar ivan cota The most obvious criticism one could have of the contender series is that the talent dana chooses to showcase on there is second rate and are therefore over hyped.
Another way of getting into the ufc is to be recruited directly. Week 6 all the big winners from season 4, episode 6 at the ufc apex in las vegas by e. That is bad for the overall quality of the ufc and even mma as a whole.
Sign up to watch now! Even with this truncated run, the impact of this season of the contender series is undeniable, as 23 fighters have garnered ufc contracts over the first six weeks. For example, the funny and exciting brazilian fighter, johnny walker, first fought on dana white’s tuesday night contender series before he was given a contract to fight in the ufc.