The numbers game in MMA points favorably toward flyweights Adam ‘Captain Chaos’ Antolin and Ricky Calatayud as viable contenders for the UFC’s roster, and they’ll have an opportunity to earn their position amongst the sport’s elite on Episode 8 Of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contenders Series.
Boasting a combined thirty professional bouts with twenty-one straight wins, both of these mixed martial artists in their mid-thirties are primed to roll the dice on August 29, 2017. Regardless of the outcome, neither athlete is guaranteed to hit the jackpot and sign their name across a UFC contract. Some may perceive this path as an unlikely plausibility; whereas, Antolin (12-3) and Calatayud (13-2) are aware that an engaging effort—something they believe they’re more than capable of delivering—will place them at square one of their arduous climb.
Catalayud conquered much of Mexico’s regional scene with little interest in what the judges thought of his abilities, finishing twelve out of thirteen victories of his own accord. Stringing together a baker’s dozen worth of cage fights preheats considerable momentum while pursuing a rise toward golden satisfaction in the UFC; all in hopes of being frosted with glory on the global stage.
Antolin’s appearance on DWTNCS will be a return to familiar grounds for the contestant on Season 24 of The Ultimate Fighter (TUF). In the acclaimed season, entitled Tournament of Champions, the former Tachi Palace Fights Flyweight Champion and member of AKA (American Kickboxing Academy) may have fallen short in the brackets during the reality show, but ‘Captain Chaos’ intends to transform, behind a reputation of refraining from all three rounds, the quaint atmosphere of the TUF Gym into prizefighting pandemonium.
Buzzing around the cage while wielding weapons of mass destruction on the ends of their arms and legs, Antolin and Calatayud are certain to land on White’s radar after touching the other on the button. Tune-in to Episode 8 of DWTNCS, streamed live on UFC Fight Pass, to unveil whether or not these 125-pounders are shooed back to the local level or ushered into the spotlight.