Tuesday, August 04, 2020

Dana White's Contender Series (previously called Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series) is a separate promotion from the UFC, owned by UFC president Dana White, who fulfilled a long-time goal of creating a show like boxing's Friday Night Fights from the 1950s. Its purpose is to generate compelling content for UFC Fight Pass and to scout talent for the league. It debuted in 2017.

The best two or more fighters are typically offered UFC contracts. Fighters who entered the league through DW(TN)CS include Sean O'Malley, Greg Hardy, Antonina Shevchenko, Maycee Barber, Edmen Shahbazyan, and Sodiq Yusuff. Seasons typically last eight or more weeks, with episodes on successive Tuesdays.

There have been three seasons to date, and a truncated, non-live season for domestic television in Brazil in 2018, with three episodes.

The fourth season begins on August 4. These are the announced or reported bouts:

Week 1 - August 4
Lightweight Cameron Church vs. Jose Flores
Lightweight Kenny Cross vs. Kevin Syler
Bantamweight Mana Martinez vs. Drako Rodriguez
Light Heavyweight Ty Flores s. Dustin Jacoby
Lightweight Uros Medic vs. Taylor Callens
Flyweight Luis Rodriguez vs. Jerome Rivera
Lightweight Kevin Syler vs. Kenny Cross

Week 2 - August 11
Middleweight: Dustin Stoltzfus vs. Joseph Pyfer
Bantamweight: Adrian Yanez vs. Brady Huang
Strawweight: Vanessa Demopoulos vs. Cory McKenna
Featherweight: TJ Laramie vs. Daniel Swain
Flyweight: JP Buys vs. Nate Smith
Week 3 - August 18
Heavyweights Chad Johnson vs. Josh Parisian

Week 4 - August 25
Lightweight Anthony Romero vs. Mike Breeden
Middleweight Kyron Bowen vs. Collin Huckbody
Lightweight Rafael Alves vs. Alejandro Flores
Flyweight Jacob Silva vs. Jeffrey Molina

Week 5 - September 1
Heavyweight Cody Brundage vs. William Knight
Bantamweight Jose Johnson vs. Ronnie Lawrence
Lightweight Victor Martinez vs. Tucker Lutz

Week 6 - September 8
Middleweight Khadzhi Bestaev vs. Phil Hawes
Light Heavyweight Tafon Nchukwi vs. Al Matavao

Week 7 - September 15
NA

Week 8 - September 22
NA

Week 9 - September 29
Middleweight Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz vs. Mario Sousa

Week 10 - October 6
NA