Another 10 fighters hit the Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, Nevada, July 24 for a chance at a UFC contract. This week’s Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series was headlined by former CES MMA champion Nick Newell vs. Alex Munoz.
Newell’s story is one that dreams are made of. Born with one hand, Newell has excelled in mixed martial arts to compete with some of the very best. With a win he had a shot at becoming the first fighter signed to the UFC with this type of disability. While he put up a great fight, Newell did not have enough to keep Alex Munoz off of him. Munoz wins the fight unanimously.
Chris Birchler of Carnicella MMA in New Jersey squared up against Jim Crute in the co-main event. Birchler was coming off a split decision loss to former UFC fighter Matt Hamill earlier this year at Maverick MMA 6. His opponent Jim Crute was the first Australian to compete on the show. Birchler was winning the fight early on with his striking but got caught by Crute who finished the fight at 4:23 in the first.
Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series: Season 2, Week 6 Results Below:
Alex Munoz defeated Nick Newell via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jim Crute defeated Chris Birchler via TKO – Round 1, 4:23
Sodiq Yusuff defeated Mike Davis via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
Jeff Hughes defeated Josh Appelt via TKO – Round 1, 4:26
Chase Hooper defeated Canaan Kawaihae via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 28-26)
Hughes, Yusuff, Crute all received UFC contracts while Hooper earned a developmental deal. The only winning fighter to not get a UFC shot was Munoz in the main event.