Dana White's Contender Series has become a staple for the promotion in ushering rising talent into the Octagon. With fighters like Sean O'Malley, Alex Perez, Taila Santos and Marina Rodriguez all making their UFC debuts on the show, there is fair reason to believe that those who get a shot at a UFC contract through DWCS are fighters worth keeping an eye on.
That didn't change in Season 6. After setting a record number of fighters to earn contracts in each of the past three seasons, the UFC once again bested itself by signing 43 competitors this year, topping the previous record of 39 fighters to earn contracts in Season 5.
Some of the fighters to earn contracts, including Vinicius Salvador, Waldo Cortes-Acosta, Jamal Pogues, Jose Johnson and Gabriel Bonfim have already signed for upcoming bouts with the promotion later this year. And Joe Pyfer, the lone fighter to earn a contract in Episode 1, has already earned his first win in the UFC with a victory over Alen Amedovski on Sept. 17.
Here are all of the results from Season 6 of Dana White's Contender Series and each of the fighters to earn contacts.
Dana White's Contender Series Season 6 Results:
Week 10 results
Bo Nickal needs just 52 seconds to earn impressive submission win
Bo Nickal pulls off the submission win over Donovan Beard in just 52 seconds in the first round.
*Middleweight: Bo Nickal def. Donovan Beard by submission
*Lightweight: Sam Patterson def. Vinicius Cenci by submission
*Featherweight: Jack Jenkins def. Freddy Emiliano Linares by TKO
*Flyweight: Rafael Estevam def. Joao Elias by TKO
*Bantamweight: Mateus Mendonca def. Ashiek Ajim by KO
*Nickal, Patterson, Jenkins, Estevam and Mendonca were each awarded a UFC contract
Week 9 results
Jafel Filho comes back to defeat Roybert Echeverria via TKO
Jafel Filho wins his fight after a great comeback to win via TKO vs. Roybert Echeverria on Dana White's Contender Series.
*Middleweight: Brunno Ferreira def. Leon Aliu by TKO
*Bantamweight: Raul Rosas Jr. def. Mando Gutierrez by unanimous decision
*Heavyweight: Austen Lane def. Richard Jacobi by TKO
*Lightweight: Nurullo Aliev def. Josh Wick by TKO
*Flyweight: Jafel Filho def. Roybert Echeverria by TKO
*Ferreira, Rosas Jr., Lane, Aliev and Filho were each awarded a UFC contract
Week 8 results
Bruna Brasil sends Marnic Mann to sleep with incredible head kick
Bruna Brasil all but earns a UFC contract with an incredible head-kick knockout that leaves the announcers stunned.
*Bantamweight: Farid Basharat def. Allan Begosso by unanimous decision
*Middleweight: Ikram Aliskerov def. Mario Sousa by submission
*Lightweight: Trevor Peek def. Malik Lewis by TKO
*Women's flyweight: Bruna Brasil def. Marnic Mann by KO
*Bantamweight: Daniel Marcos def. Brandon Lewis by unanimous decision
*Basharat, Aliskerov, Peek, Brasil and Marcos were each awarded a UFC contract
Week 7 results
Petrino's left hand floors Bellato for KO win
Vitor Petrino comes away with a knockout win after he lands a nice left hand to floor Rodolfo Bellato.
*Light heavyweight: Vitor Petrino def. Rodolfo Bellato by KO
*Welterweight: Gabriel Bonfim def. Trey Waters by submission
*Heavyweight: Karl Williams def. Jimmy Lawson by unanimous decision
*Lightweight: Ismael Bonfim def. Nariman Abbasov by unanimous decision
Women's flyweight: Tereza Bleda def. Nayara Maia by unanimous decision
*Petrino, Gabriel Bonfim, Williams and Ismael Bonfim were each awarded a UFC contract
Week 6 results
Yusaku Kinoshita ends the night with incredible TKO
Yusaku Kinoshita drops Jose Henrique with a huge left hook, then follows up with a barrage of punches to finish the fight.
*Welterweight: Yusaku Kinoshita def. Jose Henrique Souza by TKO
*Light heavyweight: Sedriques Dumas def. Matej Penaz by submission
*Lightweight: Mateusz Rebecki def. Rodrigo Lidio by submission
*Women's strawweight: Viktoriya Dudakova def. Maria Silva by unanimous decision
*Bantamweight: Blake Bilder def. Alex Morgan by submission
*Kinoshita, Dumas, Rebecki, Dudakova and Bilder were each awarded a UFC contract
Week 5 results
Saaiman's huge KO gets Dana White's attention
Cameron Saaiman connects with a huge left punch that knocks out Joshua Wang-Kim, and Dana White shows his appreciation.
*Heavyweight: Michael Parkin def. Eduardo Neves by submission
*Welterweight: Darrius Flowers def. Amiran Gogoladze by TKO
*Flyweight: Jesus Santos Aguilar def. Erisson Ferreira by submission
*Bantamweight: Cameron Saaiman def. Josh Wang Kim by KO
*Women's strawweight: Denise Gomes def. Rayanne Amanda by unanimous decision
*Parkin, Flowers, Santos Aguilar, Saaiman and Gomes were each awarded a UFC contract
Week 4 results
Ribovics' right hook lands him a 1st-round KO victory
Esteban Ribovics catches Thomas Paull with a clean right hook in the first round for the KO win.
*Lightweight: Esteban Ribovics def. Thomas Paull by KO
*Middleweight: Claudio Ribeiro def. Ivan Valenzuela by KO
*Bantamweight: Jose Johnson def. Jack Cartwright by unanimous decision
*Women's bantamweight: Hailey Cowan def. Claudia Leite by split decision
*Lightweight: Nazim Sadykhov def. Ahmad Hassanzada by KO
*Ribovics, Ribeiro, Johnson, Cowan and Sadykhov were each awarded a UFC contract
Week 3 results
Bo Nickal makes short work of opponent in his 2nd DWCS fight
Bo Nickal shows off his impressive wrestling skills as he submits Zachary Borrego with a rear-naked-choke in the first round.
**Middleweight: Bo Nickal def. Zachary Borrego by submission
*Heavyweight: Jamal Pogues def. Paulo Renato Jr. by unanimous decision
*Featherweight: Erik Silva def. Anvar Boynazarov by KO
*Flyweight: Clayton Carpenter def. Edgar Chairez by unanimous decision
Women's flyweight: Karolina Wojcik def. Sandra Lavado by unanimous decision
**Nickal was awarded another fight in the Dana White Contender Series
*Carpenter, Silva and Pogues were each awarded contracts in the UFC
Week 2 results
Vinicius Salvador flattens Shannon Ross with incredible hook
Vinicius Salvador throws a mean right hook to the face of Shannon Ross and sends Ross to the mat.
*Lightweight: Chris Duncan def. Charlie Campbell via KO
*Men's flyweight: Vinicius Salvador def. Shannon Ross via TKO
*Men's featherweight: Francis Marshall def. Connor Matthews via unanimous decision
*Heavyweight: Waldo Cortes-Acosta def. Danilo Suzart via TKO
*Welterweight: Billy Goff def. Shimon Smotritsky via TKO
*Duncan, Salvador, Marshall, Cortes-Acosta and Goff were each awarded a UFC contract
Week 1 results
Joe Pyfer knocks out Ozzy Diaz to close out DWCS
Joe Pyfer lands a ridiculous punch on Ozzy Diaz to put the finishing touches on an electric night of Dana White's Contender Series.
*Middleweight: Joe Pyfer def. Ozzy Diaz via KO
Light heavyweight: Anton Turkalj def. Acacio dos Santos via unanimous decision
Men's featherweight: Dennis Buzukja def. Kaleio Romero via unanimous decision
Men's flyweight: Alessandro Costa def. Andres Luna Martinetti via split decision
*Pyfer was award a UFC contract