Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series took place again last night with it’s eight episode of season 3 and you can see all the results below as three more fighters booked a spot on the UFC roster and another secured a development deal.
Main event fighter William Knight left it late to get a TKO stoppage against Herdem Alacabek, finishing him with ground and pound with just 26 seconds of the fight remaining.
Knight showed his courage under fire as Alacabek was attempting to manhandle him early with takedowns and slams, but he persevered and claimed the stoppage winning, which will now see the 5-0 prospect come under the UFC’s wing courtesy of a development deal.
Fighting in the co-main event, welterweight Brok Weaver earned his UFC contract by oustriking Devin Smyth for three rounds, while not bowing down to his opponents attempts to outwrestle him.
Women’s bantamweight fighter Sarah Alpar notched up the fastest stoppage on a night of late finishes, submitting Shanna Young by rear-naked choke mid-way through the second round.
Dana White signed Alpar afterwards, but indicated his interest in seeing her move down to flyweight.
The final contract of the night was handed to bantamweight Tony Gravely, who had to battle har against Ray Rodriguez, but showed off good striking and wrestling before getting to full mount in the third round and raining down ground and pound that would eventually lead to the TKO stoppage as his opponent tried to turn away from the onslaught.
Check out all of last night’s Contender Series results below.
William Knight def. Herdem Alacabek via TKO (ground-and-pound) (R3, 4:34)
Brok Weaver def. Devin Smyth via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
Sarah Alpar def. Shanna Young via submission (rear-naked choke) (R2, 2:55)
Tony Gravely def. Ray Rodriguez via TKO (ground-and-pound) (R3, 2:16)
Julius Anglickas def. Karl Reed via submission (rear-naked choke) (R3, 3:25)