Discuss week 5 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series right here on Bloody Elbow.
Tonight (Tuesday, August 9th) is week 5 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, which will highlight up-and-coming talent, as well as some former UFC fighters looking for a second crack at the big time. Winners aren’t guaranteed a UFC contract, so impressive performances matter a lot. Bloody Elbow is your place to discuss this five-fight event at The Ultimate Fighter gym in Las Vegas, Nevada.
The main event this evening are light heavyweights Jamelle Jones and Mike Rodriguez, who nickname is “Bones.” There’s not a single ex-UFC fighter on the card, although former WSOF title challenger Donavon Frelow is competing.
As is the case for the whole of this eight-week run, Dana White’s Contender Series streams live on UFC Fight Pass, starting at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. If you want SnoopCast commentary, click here. For a complete preview of tonight’s show, check out Dayne Fox’s preview.
Here’s tonight’s lineup:
Mike Rodriguez (8-2) vs. Jamelle Jones (7-4) – Light Heavyweights
Peter Petties (5-2) vs. Julio Arce (13-2) – Featherweights
Alex Perez (17-4) vs. Kevin Gray (9-3) – Flyweights
Ricky Simon (9-1) vs. Donavon Frelow (6-2) – Bantamweights
Everett Sims (4-0) vs. Shelton Graves (6-3) – Heavyweights