Joe Pyfer is headed to Dana White’s Contender Series on June 30.
The former Ring of Combat middleweight champion made the announcement on his Instagram page, Saturday, May 23.
“I, Joe Pyfer from nowhere gets a shot at Dana White’s Contender Series for a shot at the big contract with the UFC,” Pyfer wrote via Instagram.
“Since eight years old it’s the only promotion I ever wanted to fight in and for!! I’m giving all I have as I do every time. I’m a true example of a kid that could’ve gotten lost in life with the struggles I had, but I wanted more and I want to live with no regrets. I put my best foot forward again June 30. I’m coming for it all. Please spread the news that Bodybagz is going viral.”
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PA stand up!! I,Joe pyfer from nowhere gets a shot at Dana white’s contender series for a shot at the big contract with the UFC.. since 8 years old it’s the only promotion I ever wanted to fight in and for!! I’m giving all I have as I do every time!! I’m a true example of a kid that could’ve gotten lost in life with the struggles I had.. but I wanted more and I want to live with no regrets!! I put my best foot forward again June 30th!!! I’m coming for it all!! Please spread the news that Bodybagz is going viral!!! #bodybagz #killorbekilled #ko #destinedforgreatness
Pyfer is 7-1 as a professional with his lone loss being a second-round submission loss to Jhonoven Pati at ROC 70 in November 2019. Although he lost his ROC strap, “Bodybagz” quickly bounced back with a second-round finish of Chas Gamble at ROC 71 on Feb. 21.
Pyfer became the ROC champion in September 2019, knocking out Matt Foster in one round at ROC 69. The 23-year-old rarely goes to the judge’s scorecards, finishing six of his seven victories.
The Pennsylvania native’s opponent is still unknown. Ibo Aslan, an undefeated light-heavyweight prospect is also on the card.
The Contender Series season three took place inside the Apex in Las Vegas, Nevada. The promotion is waiting for the Nevada Athletic Commission to approve the return of combat sports in the state.
UFC president Dana White said he expects the May 30 event to take place at the Apex. Regardless of where Pyfer is fighting, his chance at a UFC contract takes place on June 30.
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