It’s Tuesday night, and that means the return of Dana White’s Contender Series, with lightweight and women’s bantamweight action among the notable bouts in week eight this season.
Week eight of Dana White’s Contender Series had two weight classes badly in need of an injection of young blood in the spotlight. Light heavyweight has long been a thin division, with Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier thinning the herd over the past few years. Women’s bantamweight, meanwhile, has been depleted with the arrival of Amanda Nunes as a dominant champ, plus the addition of the flyweight division.
Thus at the UFC Apex, Shanna Young would face Sarah Alpar, with an eye on joining the UFC’s 135lb ranks. The men’s 205lb weight class, meanwhile, was in the main event, as well as opening the show. On one end, Karl Reed was facing Julius Anglickas, while on the other, Herdem Alacabek was facing William Knight.
Check below come fight time for full results from Dana White’s Contender Series Season 3, Week 8!
Dana White’s Contender Series Season 3, Week 8 Weigh-In Results:
Light Heavyweight: Karl Reed (205.5) vs. Julius Anglickas (206)
Julius Anglickas def. Karl Reed via Submission (Rear Naked Choke) at 3:25 of Round Three
Bantamweight: Tony Gravely (136) vs. Ray Rodriguez (135)
Tony Gravely def. Ray Rodriquez via TKO (Ground and Pound) at 2:16 of Round Three
Women’s bantamweight: Shanna Young (134.5) vs. Sarah Alpar (135.5)
Sarah Alpar def. Shanna Young via Submission (RNC) at 2:55 of Round Two
Welterweight: Brok Weaver (170) vs. Devin Smyth (171)
Brok Weaver def. Devin Smyth via Unanimous Decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28) at the end of Round Three
Light Heavyweight: Herdem Alacabek (205) vs. William Knight (204)
William Knight def. Herdem Alecabek via TKO at 4:34 of Round Three #UFCAp
Contract Winners: Brok Weaver, Tony Gravely and Sarah Alpar