Dana White’s Contender Series 56

MMA Junkie’s Submission of the Month for September: Khamzat Chimaev mauls his way to 12-0

With another action-packed month of MMA in the books, MMA Junkie looks at the best submissions from September 2022: Here are the five nominees, listed in chronological order, and winner of MMA Junkie’s Submission of the Month award for September. At the bottom of the post, let us know...

Sam Patterson: I’m glad I earned UFC contract, but ‘I cannot wait to show how good I really am’

" LAS VEGAS – Sam Patterson thinks he only showed a fraction of what he’s capable of at Dana White’s Contender Series 56. That’s because the Brit faced adversity when he was hurt early in his fight against Vinicius Cenci at the UFC Apex on Tuesday, before turning things around and getting...

DWCS 56 winner Rafael Estevam: ‘With me, you’re gonna need an extra tank of gas’

" LAS VEGAS – Rafael Ramos Estevam had no problem matching Joao Elias’ early intensity at Dana White’s Contender Series 56. In a scrappy back-and-forth battle, Estevam (11-0) finished Elias by TKO in the second round, wearing him out with some ground-and-pound. Elias threatened with a lot of aggressive submission attempts...

Video: Bo Nickal runs through CFFC champ Donovan Beard in 57 seconds to earn UFC contract

LAS VEGAS – Bo Nickal entered Dana White’s Contender Series 56 with a ton of hype – and likely left with even more. In the final bout of DWCS, Season 6, Nickal (3-0 MMA) trucked through CFFC middleweight champion Donovan Beard (7-2) for a triangle choke submission at the...

Dana White’s Contender Series 56 results: Bo Nickal among five UFC contract earners

LAS VEGAS – MMA Junkie was on scene reporting live from Tuesday’s Dana White’s Contender Series 56 event. Dana White’s Contender Series cards see prospects fighting for the opportunity to sign a UFC deal, with UFC president Dana White on hand to make the decisions. The tenth and final...

Charles Oliveira protege Mateus Mendonca nails scary, 48-second knockout of Ashiek Ajim on DWCS

Mateus Mendonca has hands and he showed them off Tuesday at Dana White’s Contender Series. A training partner of UFC lightweight champion Charles Oliveira, the undefeated featherweight Mendonca (10-0) iced CES MMA champion Ashiek Ajim (6-2) in 48 seconds at the UFC Apex. An overhand right started off the...

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