UnderGround Forums DWCS Se3, Ep.8 results & discussion

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12/3/08
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The eighth episode of the third season of Dana White's Contender Series took place on Tuesday, August 13th from the Apex Arena at the UFC Performance Institute in Las Vegas, NV.

Main Card (Live on ESPN+, 8:00 PM EST)

-William Knight defeated Herdem Alacabek by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 4:34)
-Brok Weaver defeated Devin Smith by Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
-Sarah Alpar defeated Shanna Young by Submission (RNC, Round 2, 2:55)
-Tony Gravely defeated Ray Rodriguez by TKO (Strikes, Round 3, 2:16)
-Julius Anglickas defeated Karl Reed by Submission (RNC, Round 3, 3:25)

8 days ago
8/6/06
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The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.

8 days ago
10/9/10
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ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -

The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.

False. Ray Rodriguez is bringing JUDGEMENT DAY upon us tomorrow night. 15-5 pro record. Former RXMMA and XFN champion. Has won 10 of last 11 fights. Number 2 Bantamweight in Texas. Training out of Obama Academy and Ultimate Submission Academy. 

Thee wilt beest judged. 

8 days ago
8/6/06
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MasterofMartialArts -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -

The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.

False. Ray Rodriguez is bringing JUDGEMENT DAY upon us tomorrow night. 15-5 pro record. Former RXMMA and XFN champion. Has won 10 of last 11 fights. Number 2 Bantamweight in Texas. Training out of Obama Academy and Ultimate Submission Academy. 

Thee wilt beest judged. 

Oh, so you've heard of 1 person?

7 days ago
9/27/15
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ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe - 

The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.


Something is really off..last season had a few guys every night that either looked exciting or seemed to have a very impressive skilset but this season has very few guys that look like they have potential to do much ..lots of guys that seem to have nothing in their skillset that will propel them to a successful UFC career..
7 days ago
6/17/16
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ons ear -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe - 

The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.


Something is really off..last season had a few guys every night that either looked exciting or seemed to have a very impressive skilset but this season has very few guys that look like they have potential to do much ..lots of guys that seem to have nothing in their skillset that will propel them to a successful UFC career..

Furthermoe Dana has been on record saying stupid shit about how 'every new person that gets signed from DWTNCS means somebody already on the roster has to go' and he's been signing everybody that has a decent win. Just because you smashed a guy that was 7-2 on a Tuesday night doesn't necessarily mean you are ready for a 12-0 killer on prime time.

So you're going to release prospects that you found through more legitimate channels that really deserve to be there much more after 1 or 2 bad performances (which could just be a close split-decision these days)in favor of these regional circuit guys nobody has heard of that bring no name recognition and lately don't have the experience to make it in the UFC. Anything less than 10 fights is really too little experience to make it in any UFC men's division except maybe heavyweight.

Taking a diluted product and diluting it even more. Some of the guys getting released are probably just beginning to be recognizable to hardcore fans because they have a couple of UFC fights under their belt on live TV where people can actually see them, they have 1 bad performance or maybe a couple close losses and thenthey get cut before they have a chance to do anything but now they have UFC on their fesume so they can get signed by other promotions much easier. You give them the UFC rub and send them on their wayas you sign another batch of inexperienced prospects to take their place and rinse and repeat. Meanwhile UFC cards every weekend get filled full of people that not even the hardcores know anything about, the only people that have ever heard of them are the announcers that are given a fact sheet and notes explaining who everyone is. 

It worked when it was the cream of the crop from regional circuits but when you just start filling slots with warm bodies it really doesn't seem like a good long term strategy anymore.

7 days ago
1/1/01
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Anyone elses app not working???

7 days ago
6/21/06
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donnybrook -

Anyone elses app not working???

Naw gtg on Xbox fightpass 

7 days ago
8/6/06
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I've just been streaming this season.

7 days ago
6/17/16
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I want them to make it work, it's nice to have free-ish fights on a Tuesday night in the summer and the concept is sound, IMO, as long as the talent stacks up. They should be signing people from the show to 1-and-done deals until they win one in the UFC or something and not let go of existing talent to let in more unproven talent. I guess it's easier said than done though, if people watch TUF they see the same people for 12 episodes over 3 months and if that isn't enough for them to catch on I don't know what you do other than maybe mention that they came from DWTNCS or TUF every single time they come out. Seems like past winners of TUF don't get it mentioned very often and people forget who they even are pretty fast. They should be saying so-and-so won whatever season of TUF every time they fight and try to make a bigger deal out of it. DWTNCS has the potential to be a fun TV show but not really a platform to promote unproven talent. Too many events per year and too many shows, it's nearly impossible to stand out. One show isn't enough to do the trick.

I don't know what they need to do, maybe put it on straight ESPN on cable so people can actually see it and it will be more significant. Maybe they need to turn it into more of a mini-tournament format so less people are signed and they get more than one appearance. People that are past the TUF stage of needing a whole season of development so it's TUF without the BS drama. If you do 5 fights a week with no filler for 8 (as it is now) or maybe a couple more weeks you could easily run a small tournament for a spot or two in each division over the course of a short season. Maybe winner gets a multi-fight deal and runner-up gets a 1-and-done deal where they get signed if they win their first UFC fight. That way it would be much more significant if somebody got signed and they would already have some hype built up for their debut. As long as people are getting paid for each fight and they are full length fights it's not really that much of a shame if they don;t make it, it's just like losing a bout at a regular show. The 2 round exhibition fights on TUF are pretty pointless and really don't amount to much in the long run, a real tournament would be much more significant.

Also have people back to try again if they don't make it (which they have been doing). People competed on TUF and if they don't win the whole season they tend to disappear forever.

I don't know why I typing so much long bullshit today other than I'm procrastinating on getting more productive shit done.

 

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7 days ago
6/17/16
Posts: 7361

next one looks good

7 days ago
6/17/16
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both guys are gassing, hopefully they both catch a second wind for the 3rd

7 days ago
12/23/02
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Both guys gassed but it seemed to be right decision. 

7 days ago
7/19/13
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Buff black dude can take a shot.. getting his asswhooped so far..

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7/19/13
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1-0 Alacabek

7 days ago
7/19/13
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Alacabek somehow the stronger guy despite appearances. Knight has these massive muscles, but he’s the one getting yolked around..

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7/19/13
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2-0 Alcabek. Little too late for the comeback by William Knight.

7 days ago
6/17/16
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that was a good one

 

7 days ago
2/14/14
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Knight had guts, grit  stamina. 

7 days ago
1/1/01
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damn. Knight had to dig deep and pulled that out at the end.

7 days ago
6/23/12
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MasterofMartialArts -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -

The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.

False. Ray Rodriguez is bringing JUDGEMENT DAY upon us tomorrow night. 15-5 pro record. Former RXMMA and XFN champion. Has won 10 of last 11 fights. Number 2 Bantamweight in Texas. Training out of Obama Academy and Ultimate Submission Academy. 

Thee wilt beest judged. 

How did he do

7 days ago
8/6/06
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I remember originally the show was supposed to feature current ufc fighters and ex ufc fighters as well. So far there has been like 2 former ufc fighters, and 0 current ufc fighters in 3 seasons.

7 days ago
10/9/10
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MasterofMartialArts -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -

The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.

False. Ray Rodriguez is bringing JUDGEMENT DAY upon us tomorrow night. 15-5 pro record. Former RXMMA and XFN champion. Has won 10 of last 11 fights. Number 2 Bantamweight in Texas. Training out of Obama Academy and Ultimate Submission Academy. 

Thee wilt beest judged. 

How did he do

Not sure if this is sarcasm but he lost

7 days ago
9/23/07
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MasterofMartialArts - 
RockTheVote -
MasterofMartialArts -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -

The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.

False. Ray Rodriguez is bringing JUDGEMENT DAY upon us tomorrow night. 15-5 pro record. Former RXMMA and XFN champion. Has won 10 of last 11 fights. Number 2 Bantamweight in Texas. Training out of Obama Academy and Ultimate Submission Academy. 

Thee wilt beest judged. 

How did he do

Not sure if this is sarcasm but he lost


Should have trained at the trump academy.
7 days ago
6/23/12
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MasterofMartialArts -
RockTheVote -
MasterofMartialArts -
ABCTT_HeHitsMeBecauseHeLovesMe -

The 3rd season has been so weak. Not even recognizable names from the regional circuits.

False. Ray Rodriguez is bringing JUDGEMENT DAY upon us tomorrow night. 15-5 pro record. Former RXMMA and XFN champion. Has won 10 of last 11 fights. Number 2 Bantamweight in Texas. Training out of Obama Academy and Ultimate Submission Academy. 

Thee wilt beest judged. 

How did he do

Not sure if this is sarcasm but he lost

Wasn't sarcasm. Sorry for your boy. I tuned in when the girls were fighting and didn't know which of the bw's won.