The second season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series is set for mid-June.
Following a successful launch last season, Dana White’s Contender Series is coming back next month.
MMAjunkie confirmed through the Nevada Athletic Commission that June 12th will mark the first of eight episodes, all on Tuesday nights, with July 10th being the only off-weekly during that stretch of cards. The season finale will take place on August 7th. They also reported that “a series of fights between Brazilian athletes will be contested and taped at The Ultimate Fighter Gym on Aug. 9-11, with the results released at a later date for a tape-delayed version of the series that will air in Brazil.”
Contender Series consists of five fights per event, with the top performer(s) getting UFC contracts at the end of the night. Occasionally, fighters who won but didn’t get a UFC deal would get booked again later in the series.
Season one saw the likes of Sean O’Malley, Karl Roberson, Julian Marquez, Boston Salmon, and Brandon Davis impress on the show and earn their place in the UFC. It is expected that season two will kick off with controversial former NFL player Greg Hardy fighting Brandon Sayles. Nick Newell will also be competing against an opponent to be determined, as well as Antonino Shevchenko, the sister of UFC contender Valentina Shevchenko. You can read up on more reported bouts and fighters set for Contender Series through mma-today.com.
Dana White’s Contender Series airs live on UFC Fight Pass.