Three fighters won UFC contracts on the season finale of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series with Matt Frevola, Lauren Mueller, and Allen Crowder all picking up the honors. DWTNCS 8 took place August 29th at the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas, NV with a webcast at UFC Fight Pass.
Matt Frevola kept moving forward against Jose Flores despite Flores’ effective lilver kick. Round 1 saw Frevola get the edge on scoring while round 2 saw Frevola emerge from an armbar attempt to take Flores’ back and take top position until the fight-ending arm-triangle choke. Frevola’s record stayed perfect at 6-0, Flores’ first loss left his record 7-1.
Allen Crowder’s strategy of ground-and-pound wore down Don’Tale Mayes in their heavyweight matchup. In round 1 Mayes held his own, round 2 saw Crowder take full mount for strikes, and round 3 was when Crowder finally word down Mayes and scored the TKO. Crowder now stands 7-2, Mayes fell to 3-2.
Lauren Mueller also kept her undefeated record intact with a unanimous decision over Kelly McGill-Velasco, especially impressive considering Mueller had a one-week notice. Mueller connected with several knees to the body from the clinch in round 1 while Velasco tried to keep Mueller at range. Round 2 was closer as Velasco started to find her range while round 3 was more of the same. With the win Mueller remained undefeated at 4-0, Velasco dropped to 2-2.
At this time there is no word on when the second season of DWTNCS will begin or how long it will run.
DWTNCS 8 results
- Allen Crowder def. Don’Tale Mayes 4:12 R3 by TKO
- Lauren Mueller def. Kelly McGill-Velasco by unanimous decision
- Adam Antolin def. Casey Kenney by split decision
- Bevon Lewis def. Elias Urbina 2:47 R2 by TKO
- Matt Frevola def. Jose Flores 3:32 R2 by arm-triangle choke