LFA veteran Alton Cunningham will get a second shot on the Contender Series this summer against Tony Johnson.
The big hit show, Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, is back for a third season this summer. Contracts have been sent out to fighters and fights are already being booked. Sources have now confirmed to Cageside Press that a light heavyweight bout between Alton Cunningham and Tony Johnson will go down on June 25.
Alton Cunningham is 7-1 as a professional fighting out of Madison, Wisconsin. He has had three appearances for Legacy Fighting Alliance going 3-0 for the promotion. In October of last year, Cunningham moved up to light heavyweight from middleweight and is 2-0 in the division.
Cunningham appeared last season on the Contender Series but came up short to current UFC fighter Bevon Lewis. He’s only 25-years-old and trains out of Pura Vida BJJ/MMA. Cunningham has a perfect finish rate as a pro and an amateur.
Standing across from Cunningham will be 35-year-old Tony Johnson. Fighting out of San Jose, California, and 7-3 as a professional. He’s currently on a three-fight win streak after a loss to former UFC fighter Clifford Starks.
Tony Johnson hasn’t been too active fighting five times from 2007-2008 and then didn’t fight again till 2011. After another fight in 2013 he didn’t fight again until 2017. Johnson has fought once for Strikeforce and also once for Bellator.
Alton Cunningham was featured in Cageside Press’ 10 light heavyweights the UFC should sign in 2019 article.