Photo Credit: Ultimate Fighting Championship
July 11th was the debut of UFC‘s new series Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series featuring five bouts with fighters looking to earn a UFC contract. In the Main Event Kurt Holobaugh scored a KO finish of Matt Bessette. Holobaugh stalked Bessette landing effective strikes before finally hurting and then dropping Bessette. Here are all your results and our Of The Night Awards.
1. Flyweight: Joby Sanchez (10-2) defeated Manny Vazquez (11-3) via Unanimous Decision. We scored it 29-28 Sanchez.
2. Middleweight: Charles Byrd (8-4) defeated Jamie Pickett (7-3) via Technical Submission (Arm Triangle) at 4:55 of Round 1.
3. Bantamweight: Boston Salmon (6-1) defeated Ricky Turcios (8-1) via Unanimous Decision. We scored it 30-27 Salmon.
4. Heavyweight: Zu Anyanwu (14-4) defeated Greg Rebello (22-8) via TKO at 3:04 of Round 2.
5. Featherweight: Kurt Holobaugh (18-4) defeated Matt Bessette (22-8) via KO at 2:59 of Round 1.
Submission of the Night: Charles Byrd
Knockout of the Night: Zu Anyanwu
Fight of the Night: Joby Sanchez vs Manny Vazquez