Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series S2 E2 Report

Cole Henry, MMATorch Contributor

Dwight Grant vs. Tyler Hill (Welterweight/170)

Round 1: Grant lands a big right hand to start the fight. They’re trading shots early. Hill throws a low kick that connects but he eats a follow up right hand from Grant. Counter left hand lands for Grant, he’s had some success with that punch tonight. Grant lands a nice shot to the body. Hill is hanging in there, but he is taking some big shots and isn’t offering a whole lot of his own offence in return. 10-9 Grant

Round 2: Grant connects with a big right hand and then follows it up with a left hook and its over!! Wow that was nice. Hill’s chin was holding up well but that was a huge shot.

Result: Dwight Grant def. Tyler Hill via KO (Punches) Round 2, 2:08

Ryan Spann vs. Emiliano Sordi (Middleweight/185)

Round 1: They are swinging early, Spann lands a right hand and Sordi is down! Spann slaps on a choke and Sordi is out! Incredible performance by Spann!!!

Result: Ryan Spann def. Emiliano Sordi via Submission (Front Choke) Round 1, 0:26

Austin Springer vs. Giga Chikadze (Featherweight/145)

Round 1: 10-9 Springer

Round 2: Springer catches a kick early from Chikadze but can’t complete the takedown. Chikadze lands a nice question mark kick. Strange fight so far. Springer gets a takedown and Chikadze seems a bit out of his element here.

Round 3: Neither guy is getting a contract tonight. This is a very boring fight. I hate being critical, but I don’t have much else to say. Springer is looking for a takedown but can’t get it and they are back in the center. Springer eats a knee looking for a takedown but still manages to complete it.

Result: Austin Springer def. Giga Chikadze via Submission (RNC) Round 3, 4:10

Rankings through 3 fights bases on performance:

1.       Dwight Grant

2.       Ryan Spann

3.       Austin Springer


Anthony Hernandez vs. Jordan Wright (Middleweight/185)

Round 1: Hernandez connects early with a shot and Wright is hurt! Hernandez lands another shot on the ground and Wright is out. Its going to be very hard to decide who gets a contract.

Result: Anthony Hernandez def. Jordan Wright via TKO (Punches) Round 1, 0:40


Matt Sayles vs. Yazan Hajeh (Featherweight/145)

Round 1: Sayles lands a straight right and Hajeh is down. Sayles is on top landing shots! The ref is giving Hajeh plenty of chances. Hajeh is covering up and its over.

Result: Matt Sayles def. Yazan Hajeh (Featherweight/145)

Contracts Awarded:

Ryan Spann, Matt Sayles, Dwight Grant, and Anthony Hernandez all received contracts.

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