The Ultimate Guide to Contender Series Season 3

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 23, 2019

It’s getting to be that time of year again. The third season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is nearly upon us.

The UFC is beginning to organize the Contender Series roster with fighters from all over the United States and beyond.

Expect a plethora of announcements in the coming weeks — episodes, fighters, fights, and more.

So that you don’t lose track of all of the Contender Series happenings, below is a compiled list of all of the information that has surfaced to date.

Once the first event kicks off and results start rolling in, we’ll also have Contender Series results posted on this page.

Important Updates:

Update (4/2): Unlike past seasons, the Contender Series will not solely focus on American prospects. Fighters from Brazil, Sweden, Germany, Canada, and more have already been offered Contender Series opportunities.

Update (4/23): The third season of Contender Series will feature 10 episodes instead of the usual 8 episodes, per MMA Junkie

Confirmed Dana White Tuesday Night Contenders Series Lineups:

June 18th:
Featherweight Bout: Bill Algeo vs. Brendan Loughnane
Middleweight Bout: Jamie Pickett vs. Puna Soriano
Women’s Strawweight Bout: Kali Robbins vs. Sarah Goldy
Heavyweight Bout: Jimmy Lawson vs. TBA
Welterweight Bout:Brok Weaver vs. Leon Shahbazyan

June 25th:
Light Heavyweight: Alton Cunningham vs. Tony Johnson
Featherweight Bout: Zach Zane vs. Jorge Gonzales
Middleweight Bout: Michael Lombardo vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

July 2:
Light Heavyweight Bout: Karl Reed vs. Julius Anglickas
Light Heavyweight Bout: Herdem Alacabek vs. William Knight
Women’s Bantamweight Bout: Shanna Young vs. Sarah Alpar
Featherweight Bout: Kamuela Kirk vs. Billy Quarantillo
Lightweight Bout: Christian Lohsen vs. TBA

July 9th:
Light Heavyweight Bout: Antonio Trocóli vs. Kenneth Bergh
Middleweight Bout: Justin Sumter vs. Maki Pitolo
Bantamweight Bout: Christian Ocon vs. TBA
Lightweight Bout: James Wallace vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

July 16:
Heavyweight Bout: Don’tale Mayes vs. Ricardo Prasel
Middleweight Bout: Brendan Allen vs. Aaron Jeffrey
Welterweight Bout:Stephen Regman vs. Antonio Arroyo
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

July 23:
Heavyweight Bout: Jamahal Hill vs. Alexander Poppeck
Middleweight Bout:Jordan Williams vs. Christien Savoie
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

July 30:
Heavyweight Bout: Michal Martinek vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
Women’s Flyweight Bout: Tracy Cortez vs. Mariya Agapova
Light Heavyweight Bout: Fabio Cherant vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

August 6:
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

August 13:
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

August 20:
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA
TBA vs. TBA

More episodes to be announced…

* = earned UFC contract w/ DWTNCS performance
** = earned UFC developmental deal

Season 3 Roster:

Heavyweights (265lbs)
– Don’Tale Mayes (6-2 | DWTNCS | Indiana)
Ricardo Prasel (10-1 | Imortal FC | Guarapuava, Parana, Brazil)
Michael Martínek (7-0 | Oktagon MMA | Prague, Czech Republic)
Rodrigo Nascimento (6-0 | JF Fights | Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil)
Jamahal Hill (5-0 |Lights Out Championship | Michigan)
Alexander Poppeck (6-2 |Titan FC |Munich, Germany)
Jimmy Lawson* (0-0 |Penn State Wrestling |San Jose, California)

Light Heavyweights (205lbs)
Fabio Cherant* (4-0) | CES MMA | Wrentham, Massachusetts)
Julius Anglickas (6-1 | LFA | Lithuania)
Karl Reed (6-1 |864 FC | Simpsonville, South Carolina)
Antonio Trocóli (11-3 |864 FC | Salvador, Bahia, Brazil)
Kenneth Bergh (6-0 |Cage Warriors | Norway)
Herdem Alacabek (5-0 |LFA | Sweden)
William Knight (4-0 |CES MMA | Connecticut)

Middleweights (185lbs)
Michael Lombardo* (8-1 | Friction FC | Jupiter, Florida)
Jamie Pickett (9-3 | Next Level FC| North Carolina)
Aaron Jeffery  (6-1 | BTC | Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Alton Cunningham (7-1 | LFA | Madison, Wisconsin)
Tony Johnson (7-2 | MCF | San Jose, California)
Brendan Allen (11-3 | LFA | Slidell, Louisiana)
Puna Soriano (5-0 | LFA | Oahu, Hawaii)
Stephen Regman (9-3 | LFA | Brick, New Jersey)
Antônio Arroyo (8-2 | DWTNCS | Soure, Para, Brazil)
Justin Sumter (7-2 | Bellator MMA | Springfield, Massachusetts)
Maki Pitolo (11-4 | Bellator MMA | Hawaii)
Jordan Williams (7-2| Bellator MMA | Santa Rosa, California)
Christien Savoie (7-0| Elite 1 MMA | Saint John, New Brunswick)

Welterweights (170lbs)
Derrick Krantz* (24-10 | LFA | Marshall, Texas)
Brok Weaver (13-4 | Island Fights | McIntosh, Alabama)
Leon Shahbazyan  (7-1 | CXF | Glendale, California)

Lightweights (155lbs)
Christian Lohsen* (7-1 | Island Fights | Deland, Florida)
James Wallace* (9-2 | Summit FC | Mississippi)

Featherweights (145lbs)
Bill Algeo (12-3 |Ring of Combat | King of Prussia, Pennsylvania)
Brendan Loughnane (16-3 | Celtic Gladiator | Manchester, England)
Kamuela Kirk (9-2 | LFA | Hawaii)
Zach Zane (12-7 | X-1 | Wailuku, Hawaii)
Jorge Gonzales (8-0 |SCL | Greely, Colorado)
Billy Quarantillo (11-2 |KOTC | Tampa, Florida)

Bantamweights (135lbs)
Cristian Ocon* (4-0 |KOTC | Tennesee)

Women’s Bantamweights (135lbs)
Shanna Young (6-1 | Valor Fighting | Tennessee)
Sarah Alpar (8-4 | LFA | Amarillo, Texas)

Women’s Flyweights (125lbs)
Mariya Agapova (6-0 | Heroine FC | Pavlodar, Kazakhstan)
Tracy Cortez (5-1 |Invicta FC | Scottsdale, Arizona)

Women’s Strawweights (115lbs)
Kali Robbins (6-2 | JacksonWink Fight Night | Milwaukee, Wisconsin)
Hannah Goldy (4-0 | Island Fights | Tampa, Florida)

*= no bout confirmed at this time
**= removed from bout (injury/UFC signing/miscellaneous reasons)