The third episode of Dana White’s Contender Series 6 took place last night and resulted in three more fighters being recruited to the promotion.
However, one of them was not super-prospect Bo Nickal, despite the fact that he took just 62 seconds to find a rear-naked choke submission against Zachary Borrego in the main event.
Afterwards, White explained why he wasn’t giving the three-time NCAA division 1 wrestling champion a contract just yet.
“I don’t know what else he could have done to look any better,” White stated post-fight. “He looked incredible. The only reason I didn’t sign him tonight is because he’s 2-0 now. We got eight more weeks of this. Why not have him fight here again, you know what I mean? It just makes sense.”
Co-main event winner Jamal Pogues did earn a contract though after he picked up his second win on the Contender Series with a decision victory over fellow heavyweight Paulo Renato Jr.
Featherweight fighter Erik Silva wasted no time earning his UFC contract as he took down Anvar Boynazarov early in the opening round and then knocked him out with vicious ground-and-pound elbows and punches.
Also winning a spot on the UFC roster was a flyweight, Clayton Carpenter, who endured a tough first round on the feet against Edgar Chairez, but then rallied with takedowns and ground-and-pound in the next two rounds to secure a unanimmous decision victory (29-28 x2, 28-29).
Karolina Wojcik opened up the card with a convincing unanimous decision win over Sandra Lavado, but it wasn’t enough to earn her a contract this time around.
Check out all the Contender Series 6 week 3 results below.
Bo Nickal def. Zachary Borrego via submission (rear-naked choke) – Round 1, 1:02
Jamal Pogues def. Paulo Renato Jr. via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Erik Silva def. Anvar Boynazarov via KO (ground and pound) – Round 1, 1:32
Clayton Carpenter def. Edgar Chairez via unanimous decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
Karolina Wojcik def. Sandra Lavado via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)