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Postby Alexbkk75 » Wed Sep 08, 2021 1:05 pm

I don't know if you guys watch DW's Contender Series but I have enjoyed it since it started years ago.

After all, we got O'Malley out of it :lol:

Anyway, this season has had some strong finishes so far but I feel Like Dana is giving out way too many contracts recently, like he knows he has to fill out cards in the future and can use them as fillers or late replacements.

What do you guys think about it?
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Re: Contender Series

Postby Mr Meow » Wed Sep 08, 2021 2:18 pm

The combination of a 25 foot octagon instead of the typical 30 and having 2 hungry ferocious prospects (sometimes in missmatched matchups) really leads to a lot of finishes.

I enjoy watching it to be honest. Its a nice mid week mma experience as well which is really nice.
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Re: Contender Series

Postby MadTitan » Wed Sep 08, 2021 4:25 pm

Just another way for Dana to monopolize the industry. Most of these guys need to cut their teeth much further before landing in the UFC.

It's fine if you enjoy it, but I find it hard to keep up with even the UFC level guys at this point in time.
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Re: Contender Series

Postby philphan » Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:12 pm

Mr Meow wrote:The combination of a 25 foot octagon instead of the typical 30 and having 2 hungry ferocious prospects (sometimes in missmatched matchups) really leads to a lot of finishes.

I enjoy watching it to be honest. Its a nice mid week mma experience as well which is really nice.

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Re: Contender Series

Postby Ghost of PBells » Wed Sep 08, 2021 5:26 pm

The fights are often pretty good, but I feel like none of these people go anywhere. Everyone I got hyped about from the Contender Series has fizzled out and like half of them aren't even under contract anymore. So the moral is never get hyped about anything. :radioactive:
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Re: Contender Series

Postby Alexbkk75 » Thu Sep 09, 2021 11:58 pm

Mr Meow wrote:The combination of a 25 foot octagon instead of the typical 30 and having 2 hungry ferocious prospects (sometimes in missmatched matchups) really leads to a lot of finishes.

I enjoy watching it to be honest. Its a nice mid week mma experience as well which is really nice.


I feel exactly like you. It's like a nice surprise mid of the week that almost always delivers.

I agree that many fighters that get their contract are not actually ready to be in the UFC and that it lowers the organization's standard.

But, how many UFC debuts have we witnessed over the last 2 years? Way too many. If they keep holding events almost every week, they need young blood all the time. And that's why they do a purge once in a while where they fire fighters by the dozen. It's brutal sometimes...
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Re: Contender Series

Postby Alexbkk75 » Thu Sep 16, 2021 11:49 am

Had some good finishes this week, but I'm really excited by Jailton Almeida. He could be a great addition and threat to the LHW division.
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Re: Contender Series

Postby philphan » Thu Sep 16, 2021 12:23 pm

Alexbkk75 wrote:Had some good finishes this week, but I'm really excited by Jailton Almeida. He could be a great addition and threat to the LHW division.

I'm glad you made this thread. I keep forgetting about Tuesdays. I like watching the new blood. Even if they just get fed to the wolves. :mrgreen:
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Re: Contender Series

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Re: Contender Series

Postby Alexbkk75 » Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:16 am

Some pretty entertaining fights last night. First fight was just all in, Herb didn't manage to give the mouthpiece back for about 2 minutes until the end of the round as the action was non stop. Super technical? nope, but very fun to watch.

Some other good finishes and performances. Mallot's submission was slick and deep, his opponent tapped like there was no tomorrow. Looking forward to his debut.

Seriously, this is the perfect amuse bouche to wait for Saturdays' events!
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Re: Contender Series

Postby Alexbkk75 » Wed Aug 03, 2022 11:57 pm

The new season of Contender started last week. First event was surprisingly bad with Dana handing out only 1 contract and he was clearly upset.

The second event happened Tuesday and it was the complete opposite. 5 fun fights that really delivered. I won't spoil the results. If you guys have time, you should check it out :tup:
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Re: Contender Series

Postby Ghost of PBells » Thu Aug 04, 2022 1:03 pm

IIRC the first Contenders Series show came shortly after Dana's little blow-up about the Nelk Boys payment so that really got to him

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