Last Tuesday, in the opening episode of the contender series season 4 we saw three fighters out of four fights breakthrough and get contracts. As Lightweights Jordan Leavitt, and Uros Medic got contracts with their own dominant finishes respectfully, a former UFC fighter and kickboxing vet Dustin Jacoby got a second chance at the big show with a dominate decision win.
Episode 2 sees a return to a full five-fight card after one fight was pulled from last week’s opening episode to drop the number to four. Will we see another generous week from Dana White with the contracts? Or a drop in contracts this Tuesday.
With a big week in the fight game happening and the upcoming HW championship Trilogy at UFC 252 going down Saturday, we start the week out with ten fighters Tuesday getting a once in a lifetime opportunity to break into the UFC. The card order is as followed below.
Opening Main Card Bout (185 Middleweight)
Anthony Adams (8-1)-5th ranked Middleweight (US West) (+180 Underdog)
Impa Kasanganay (6-0)-32nd ranked Middleweight (US South East) (-220 Favorite)
#2nd Main Card Bout (145 Featherweight)
T.J. Laramie (11-3-1)-1st ranked Featherweight (Canada) (-350 Favorite)
Daniel Swain (20-9-1) 6th ranked Featherweight (China) (+290 Underdog)
#3rd Main Card Bout (115 Women’s Flyweight)
Vanessa Demopoulos (5-1)-211th ranked p4p (US West) (-160 Favorite)
Cory McKenna (4-1)-3rd ranked women (UK/Ireland) (+140 Underdog)
Co-Main Event (135 Bantamweight)
Adrian Yanez (10-3)-6th ranked Bantamweight (Texas)-(-275 Favorite)
Brandy Huang (11-1)-8th ranked Bantamweight (US West)-(+250 Underdog)
Main Event (185 Middleweight)
Joseph Pyfer (7-1)-1st ranked Middleweight (Pennsylvania) (+210 Underdog)
Dustin Stoltzfus (12-1)-1st ranked Middleweight (Germany) (-230 Favorite)
Impa Kasanganay (Via Unanimous Decision)
T.J. Laramie ( Via 3rd Round KO/TKO)
Vanessa Demopoulos (Split Decision)
Brandy Huang (Via 2nd Round KO/TKO)
Dustin Stoltzfus (Via 1st Round Submission)
My Contract winners prediction:
T.J Laramie, Brandy Huang, and Dustin Stoltzfus.