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Dana White’s Contender Series returns June 12 for eight-episode run

After a successful eight-event debut run, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is set for a June 12 return to UFC Fight Pass.

The second season of the series will again include eight two-hour events, where prospects face off at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas in hopes of impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a UFC contract.

Nevada State Athletic Commission officials recently revealed that Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, which operates independently from the UFC, has applied “for a program permit to promote a series of mixed martial arts events” to be held between June 12 and Aug. 7.

MMAjunkie confirmed with Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series officials that July 10, the Tuesday night following the UFC’s International Fight Week in Las Vegas, will serve as a dark week for the series.

Additionally, a series of fights between Brazilian athletes will be contested and taped at The Ultimate Fighter Gym on Aug. 9-11, with the results released at a later date for a tape-delayed version of the series that will air in Brazil.

The first season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series saw Charles Byrd, Allen Crowder, Brandon Davis, Grant Dawson, Matt Frevola, Kurt Holobaugh, Benito Lopez, Julian Marquez, Lauren Mueller, Geoff Neal, Sean O’Malley, Alex Perez, Karl Roberson, Mike Rodriguez, Boston Salmon and Joby Sanchez all earn UFC deals with their performances.

Official bout announcements for the series are expected soon, though mma-today.com has reported several contests for the series.

For more on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, stay tuned to the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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