LAS VEGAS The second season of Dana White’s Contender Series kicks off tonight, and MMAjunkie is on the scene.
The event, which teakes place at The Utlimate Fighter Gym, begins at 8 p.m. ET and streams live on UFC Fight Pass.The card is headlined by a light heavyweight bout between Dashawn Boatwright (3-0) and Alonzo Menifield (6-0), a Bellator, LFA and RFA veteran who won a fight against Daniel Jolly on Dana Whites Contender Series 3 in 2017, but didnt get a contract. In the co-feature, CES MMA welterweight champion Chris Curtis (17-5) meets Boston-based Sean Lally (8-2).But without question, the most anticipated bout of the first week is between former NFL veterans Greg Hardy(0-0) and Austen Lane (4-0) at heavyweight.Hardy, a former All-Pro who has been training with American Top Team, made his amateur debut this past November and picked up a 32-second TKO win. Hardy landing a spot on the Contender Series has been met with controversy given his checkered past. He was convicted for assaulting his ex-girlfriend in July 2014, only to have the charges dropped after the alleged victim refused to testify in his appeal.
Complete Dana White’s Contender Series 9 results include:
- Alonzo Menifield vs. Dashawn Boatwright
- Chris Curtis vs. Sean Lally
- Greg Hardy vs. Austen Lane
- Rico DiSciullo vs. Montel Jackson
- Kevin Holland vs. Will Santiago