On week 8 of the Contender Series , Dana Signed 4 out of the 5 winners. Brok Weaver, Sarah Alpar, and Tony Gravely all revived UFC contracts. While William Knight was rewarded a developmental deal.
Weaver made a huge impression with his volume striking , and his outgoing personality. While headliner, William Knight mounted a massive comeback in the third and final round. In a fight that he was losing the first two rounds he needed a finish in that final round and he got just that.
Julius Anglickas def. Karl Reed via submission (RNC) in the third round.
Tony Gravely def. Ray Rodríguez via TKO (Punches) in the third round.
Sarah Alpar def. Shanna Young via submission (RNC) in the second round.
Brok Weaver def. Devin Smyth via Unanimous Decision ( 30-27, 29-28 x2)
William Knight def. Herdem Alacabek via TKO (punches) in the third round.
Next week on the contender series we will see Phillip Rowe, training partner of Mike Perry, in the main event going up against Leon Shahbazyan. There is only two more weeks of the contender series. So make sure to get your popcorn ready and stay tuned. Also be sure to watch the BBQ pit’s live fight companion for this weeks episode of the contender series below.