Through the first four episodes of this season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, there have been 10 UFC contracts awarded.
Last week on the show, Jordan Espinosa and Bevon Lewis each won deals, and it was also revealed that Matt “Robo” Sayles, who was one of the four fighters to win a contract in the second episode of the season, will appear in the UFC Fight Pass prelims for the Aug. 4 UFC 227 pay-per-view vs. Sheymon Moraes in Los Angeles.
This week brings the start of the second half of the season and five more fights. Tuesday’s card is headlined by a Strawweight match between Maycee “The Future” Barber (4-0-0 professionally) and Jaime Colleen (4-1-0 professionally).
Barber last appeared in an MMA fight on May 4 in LFA 39, when she defeated Audrey Perkins by third-round knockout. Dating back to her amateur MMA career, Barber has won all five of her fights as a competitor.
Colleen last appeared in an MMA fight during last season of the Contender Series in the Aug. 17, 2017 episode, when she submitted Tiffany Masters in the third round of their fight.
The ufc.com tale of the tape for this match shows that both fighters have a 65-inch reach, so this could be a veritable slugfest on Tuesday night.
Give me Barber by TKO in this match.
Other fights being held this week on the Contender Series:
Vince “Vendetta” Morales (7-1-0) vs. Domingo “Son of Fire” Pilarte (7-1-0) [Bantamweight]
Maki “Coconut Bombz” Pitolo (9-4-0) vs. Chibwikem Onyegecha-Palmer (6-0-0) [Welterweight vs. Middleweight]
Austin “AK-47” Vanderford (3-0-0) vs. Angelo “Baby Monster” Trevino (7-2-0) [Welterweight]
Edmen “The Golden Boy” Shabazyan (6-0-0) vs. Antonio “Doomsday” Jones (6-0-0) [Middleweight]
Card: Tuesday, 8 p.m. Eastern Time, UFC Fight Pass (Maycee Barber vs. Jaime Colleen in the main event)