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Dana White’s Contender Series 2019 - Week 1 live results and discussion

Discuss the season three premiere of Dana White’s Contender Series, which features Jamie Pickett and Punahele Soriano.

Tonight (June 18th) is the season three premiere of Dana White’s Contender Series, which highlights up-and-coming talent as well as some former UFC fighters looking for a second crack at the big time. Winners aren’t guaranteed a UFC contract, but it certainly helps to both win and impress at the same time.

Bloody Elbow is your place for live discussion of this four-fight event at the brand spanking new UFC Apex facility in Las Vegas, Nevada. It really is a pristine facility that will be the home of many UFC and other combat sports events moving forward. The main event is a middleweight matchup between Jamie Pickett (who returns to DWCS after losing in 2017) and Punahele Soriano.

As is the case throughout the summer, Dana White’s Contender Series streams live on ESPN+. For those outside of the USA, you can still watch it on UFC Fight Pass, starting at 8 PM ET/5 PM PT. For a complete preview of tonight’s show, check out Victor Rodriguez’s preview. The full fight card is as follows:

Punahele Soriano def. Jamie Pickett via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) - Middleweight

Hannah Goldy def. Kali Robbins by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-26) - Strawweight

Brendan Loughnane def. Bill Algeo by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27) - Featherweight

Yorgan De Castro def. Alton Meeks by TKO (strikes) at 4:45 of round 1 - Heavyweight

Signed to the UFC: Yorgan De Castro, Punahele Soriano

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