Chelsea Hackett signs for Dana Whites Contender Series in October
Undefeated women’s flyweight Chelsea Hackett officially announced she has signed to compete on Dana White’s Contender Series for a chance to earn a UFC contract.
The Gold Coast based fighter will be fighting on October 7 (AEST) in Las Vegas with the opponent to be confirmed.
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I’ve been holding something in for a while now… here goes!! So excited to announce I’ll be fighting on October 6 in Las Vegas for a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series! I’m so grateful for this opportunity and I can’t wait to represent Australia! Thank you @danawhite @mickmaynard2 @seanshelby @rivalsportsmanagement LET’S GO
A long time martial arts practitioner, Hackett left a successful Muay Thai career and made her MMA debut just last year.
Her debut fight ended in a draw against Mel Zeman but since then has racked up three wins on the trot, including a unanimous decision against veteran Rhiannon Thompson most recently.
“Hammer” Hackett trains under the tutelage of her father Geoff Hackett as well as PUMMA Gold Coast.