13 May - 
Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Season 3, Episode 1 fight card announced

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series has a fight card to kick off its new season.

On Saturday night, during the UFC 237 broadcast, the Las Vegas promotion announced the bouts that will make up the first episode of season three of DWTNCS. The card is set to go down on June 18 in Las Vegas and will stream exclusively on ESPN+. A middleweight bout between Punahele Soriano and Jamie Pickett will serve as the main event.

Soriano, 26, is unbeaten in his MMA career with a record of 5-0. He last fought at LFA 52 in October where he submitted Jhonoven Pati. Meanwhile, the 30-year-old Pickett last fought in February where he picked up a technical knockout victory over Elijah Gbollie, Jr. to improve his professional record to 9-3.

Below is the full card for the season three premiere of DWTNCS:

  • Punahele Soriano (5-0) vs. Jamie Pickett (9-3)
  • Brok Weaver (13-4) vs. Leon Shahbazyan (7-1)
  • Kali Robbins (6-2) vs. Hannah Goldy (4-0)
  • Bill Algeo (12-3) vs. Brendan Loughnane (16-3)
  • Yorgan De Castro (4-0) vs. Alton Meeks (3-0)