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.

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Benito Lopez: Hired on the Spot at DWTNCS

Following a hard fought split-decision victory, Dana White, the UFC’s President and Promoter of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series (DWTNCS), unanimously decided to hire Team Alpha Male’s Benito ‘Golden Boy’ Lopez at the conclusion of DWTNCS’ seventh week.

Over the course of three rounds, the head of Steven ‘Ocho’ Peterson was nearly removed from his shoulders with the repetitive, well-timed knees and toes of Lopez. Leading into the mid-week melee, streamed on UFC Fight Pass, the young phenom out of Oroville, California had opened caskets for his opposition with lethal strikes. Unfortunately, the granite skull of Peterson, Lopez’s most experienced foe to date, never cracked, but that didn’t prevent White from sealing a deal with Lopez and rolling out the red carpet to the brightest lights in all of mixed martial arts.

Interestingly enough, Lopez’s half gold-half black hairstyle doesn’t reflect all of the lustrous dreams caged inside his head about being wrapped in championship glory; therefore, fight fans should keep an eye on his walk down the yellow-brick road toward the top of the UFC’s bantamweight division.

Buddy Wallace and Adrian Diaz: Northern California’s Next Contenders

Northern California is a hotbed of MMA talent, and a pair of well-known prospects throughout the region, Buddy Wallace (15-6) and Adrian Diaz (11-4-1), will be granted an opportunity to showcase why they belong beyond the local bubble on the sixth week of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contenders Series. (DWTNCS).

Wallace’s willingness to hurdle the wall separating him from regional superstardom and the upper-echelon of the UFC is evident in his acceptance of a late-notice, middleweight bid versus Charles Byrd (8-4). Two weeks ago, Global Knockout (GKO), a premier promotion in the region, requested Wallace’s services, and he accepted without pause. In fact, his TKO stoppage of Mike Morales at GKO 10 cancelled a three year hiatus from the 185-pound division Hungrier than ever at the higher weight class, Wallace, again, welcomed the last-minute chance to feast with his fists after receiving an invitation to headline week 6 of DWTNCS.

Diaz’s resume already reads as though he belongs on the global stage, but he’s only missing the three letters everyone recognizes in MMA—UFC. Training alongside an elite cast at Team Alpha Male, the Tachi Palace Fights Featherweight Champion is already aware of where his skill set stacks up in comparson to other 145-pounders. Now, Diaz will be able to prove his capabilities to those logged in to UFC Fight Pass in a clash with Grant Dawson (11-1).

Benito Lopez: Taking Full Advantage of a 50/50 Opportunity

“However small the chance might be of striking lucky, the chance was there.”

—Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—

Benito ‘The Golden Boy’ Lopez (7-0) recently received MMA’s ‘Golden Ticket:’ a chance to compete in the hottest mid-week MMA show on the market against Steven ‘Ocho’ Peterson (15-5).

The only thing guaranteed to contestants of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contenders Series (DWTNCS): a thorough evaluation of skill and ‘it’ factor. Even inches away from Dana White, the UFC’s figurehead, in the  quaint setting of the TUF (The Ultimate Fighter) Gym, the athletes featured each week on the UFC Fight Pass series can rest assured that they’ll be handed a worthy adversary; moreover, a strong performance is key to unlocking the door from dreams into reality. On August 22, 2017, the budding prodigy out of Team Alpha Male (TAM) will highlight the fluency of his attributes; thus, justifying Lopez’s place amongst the UFC’s elite bantamweights. 

“You should never, never doubt something that no one is sure of.”

—Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory—

Truth is, most MMA fans tune-in to DWTNCS without much certainty about who fills either corner of the Octagon. Normally touting unknown talent is promotional suicide, except the concept of DWTNCS centers around the construction of future stars in the sport.

Although Lopez’s hair is a split-decision—half blonde, half black—the twenty-three year old, his TAM support system, and swelling following in the region are well aware of the explosive power he possesses to, potentially, blow the bald mind of his prospective boss, which is a necessary ingredient in earning the invitation to the UFC. A stat absent from Lopez’s records: an uncanny ability to pump the electric bill of a bustling metropolis through the veins of his rural hometown—Oroville, California. In his previous three outings, the Gold Country Casino & Hotel was stuffed to the rafters to witness the continued ascent of ‘The Golden Boy’ in their beloved ‘City of Gold.’ Under a work order from King of the Cage (KOTC), Lopez made mince-meat of each foe who dared to enter his backyard; most notably, his early 2016 contest, entitled KOTC: Home Turf, drew to a close after only eight-seconds melted from the clock.

Much like Lopez, his counterpart on August 22nd, Steven Peterson, launched into MMA as a flyweight but soon outgrew such a compact exoskeleton. A close examination of Peterson’s last seven scraps reflects a respectable run, winning all but one; in contrast to Lopez, Peterson also owns nearly triple the experiences to place under the microscope. Having traced a path alongside those at LFA (Legacy Fighting Alliance) and Legacy Fighting Championship on AXS TV, Peterson will be poised to press Lopez in his sternest test to date on Episode 7 of DWTNCS.

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.

Angel De Anda vs. Daniel Spohn headlines ‘Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 2’ on July 18 — MMAjunkie

The five-fight lineup for the second edition of the new “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” has been revealed. UFC officials announced the full card for “Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 2,” which takes place July 18 at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass. A light heavyweight…

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