A new vehicle is headed to UFC’s Fight Pass.
During Friday’s Summer Kickoff press conference from Dallas, the UFC announced that it will unveil Dana White‘s Tuesday Night Contender series beginning on July 11.
The show will be a live experience, in search for rising talent in the MMA ranks, as well as bring back veterans looking for a second chance. Each episode will feature five live fights.
“This sport continues to get bigger all over the world, and the more fights we can put on, the more talent we can find, the better the events will be for the fans,” UFC president Dana White stated in the official press release. “I love looking for up-and-coming talent. This show’s going to give us another opportunity to bring in young fighters who we think have potential to make it in the UFC or maybe even one day become world champions.
“It’ll also give some fighters who might be in a slump or on their way out of the organization an opportunity for that last shot. I truly can’t watch enough fights and I think our fans will love this new Fight Pass show.”
White will work in conjunction with matchmakers Sean Shelby and Mick Maynard, and the show will be taped live before a “closed studio audience” from the UFC’s hub city of Las Vegas.
The series will spotlight male and female fighters in all weight classes. Unlike with The Ultimate Fighter franchise, which treats competition as exhibitions, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series will be overseen as pro bouts by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) and count towards each fighters official record.
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