Adam Antolin: A Missing Flyweight From the UFC’s Roster

Unlike sports where participants have to dress up like a group of friends in matching Halloween costumes, mixed martial arts strips competitors down to the bare bones. As primal as MMA may be, the clarity of pecking order—true discovery of a place amongst the pack—becomes a troublesome terrain to traverse.

A saturated and fragmented market with no true definition of seasons prevents a system that allows the cream of the crop to bubble to the surface. Losses are the end of the world, a push that sends prizefighters back to square-one; whereas, wins are necessary but don’t necessarily whisk anyone to a well-defined destination. This convoluted colander used to sift the sport’s superstars was clarified, sort of, by Adam ‘Captain Chaos’ Antolin (13-3) following his recent victory over Casey Kenney on Episode 8 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (DWTNCS).

Before offering Antolin praise for skyrocketing—eighteen spots—in the Fight Matrix (link here) rankings, he’d prefer an explanation as to why, especially in the wake of a fantastic display of talent on The Ultimate Fighter 24 and successful appearance on DWTNCS, a UFC contract hasn’t yet emerged from American Kickboxing Academy’s fax machine.

According to the Fight Matrix’s list of acclaimed flyweights, there aren’t enough master chefs inside the UFC’s 125-pound kitchen, as Antolin is sandwiched between peers whom currently contract their services with MMA’s leading promotion: Alex Perez, the runner-up to ‘Captain Chaos’ for the Tachi Palace Fights Flyweight Title, and Eric Shelton, a housemate on TUF 24.

When MMA math doesn’t add up, it’s difficult, nearly impossible, for finely-tuned athletes, such as Antolin, to calculate the next phase of their short-lived career.

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Adam Antolin Meets Casey Kenney on Episode 8 of DWTNCS

The numbers game in MMA points favorably toward flyweights Adam ‘Captain Chaos’ Antolin and Casey Kenney 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.

Both of these mixed martial artists 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 Kenney (7-0-1) are aware that an engaging effortsomething they believe they’re more than capable of deliveringwill place them at square one of their arduous climb.

Viewers of the mid-week MMA feature may remember Kenney from its second showing. Although he left The Ultimate Fighter Gym with the win, the twenty-six year old from Arizona didn’t receive the nod into the big leagues. Although Kenney and Antolin never crossed paths at TPF, the two hard-hitting flyweights will be locked in in a wild exchange while featured on UFC Fight Pass.

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

Buzzing around the cage while wielding weapons of mass destruction on the ends of their arms and legs, Antolin and Kenney 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.

Adam Antolin Meets Ricky Calatayud on Episode 8 of DWTNCS

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 effortsomething they believe they’re more than capable of deliveringwill 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.