Dana White’s Contender Series Season 3 Episode 1

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series returned for it’s third season premiere last night and you can check out all the results below.

This week’s fights led to two people being signed to the UFC.

In the main event, Punahele Soriano’s convincing unanimous decision victory over Jamie Pickett earned him a place in the UFC’s middleweight division.

Also earning a contract was heavyweight Yorgan De Castro, who stopped Alton Meeks takedown attempts and then dropped him with a leg kick late in the round before finishing up with punches for a first round TKO victory.

Check out all the results from the first episode of the new season below.

Punahele Soriano def. Jamie Pickett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) – Middleweight

Hannah Goldy def. Kali Robbins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) – Strawweight

Brendan Loughnane def. Bill Algeo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) – Featherweight

Yorgan De Castro def. Alton Meeks by TKO (strikes) at 4:45 of round 1 – Heavyweight

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