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4 fighters earn UFC contracts after Dana White’s Contender Series Week 4

4 fighters earn UFC contracts after Dana White’s Contender Series Week 4

Ode Osbourne has his hands wrapped before Dana White's Contender Series

The Body Lock brings you results from all of the fights that happened during the fourth week of Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019.

The five winners from this episode of Dana White’s Contender Series were Antonio Arroyo, Ode Osbourne, Don’tale Mayes, Kevin Syler, and Brendan Allen. With his armbar submission in the first round, Osbourne was the only betting underdog to secure victory this week in the Apex facility in Las Vegas.

Dana White’s Contender Series Week 4 Results

  • Antonio Arroyo def. Stephen Regman via submission (arm-triangle choke) – R2, 3:31
  • Ode Osbourne def. Armando Villareal via submission (armbar) – R1, 4:39
  • Don’tale Mayes def. Ricardo Prasel via KO/TKO (punches) – R1, 4:59
  • Kevin Syler def. Lance Lawrence via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Brendan Allen def. Aaron Jeffery via submission (rear-naked choke) – R1, 3:23

Who won UFC contracts and why?

At the end of the night, White gave out contracts to Brendan Allen, Don’tale Mayes, Ode Osbourne, and Antonio Arroyo.

Allen and Arroyo add depth to the UFC’s middleweight division. Don’tale Mayes is a much-needed addition to the heavyweight division. Osbourne slides right into the bantamweight category.

Kevin Syler was the only winner who didn’t earn a contract with the promotion. White explained that this was mostly because he missed weight and that he wishes for Syler to redeem himself before entering the UFC.

Read on for White’s comments about each of the fighters who earned UFC contracts:

Brendan Allen

“Let’s start with the first fight, Allen. Beautiful knee in the clinch and a perfect rear-naked choke. If you looked at what a rear-naked choke looks like and how it should be done, it really doesn’t get better than that. One of my things is that the dude is 23-years-old, he’s young, he has so much more time. I don’t like bringing kids in that are young, they can get a little more experience. But then you look as this kid and who he has fought, Eryk Anders, Hernandez, he’s fought all of these tough guys. I’m going to do it. I’m going to bring in Brendan Allen. I’m going to give him a shot. He’s got a lot of real good experience, so we’ll see how it goes.”

Don’tale Mayes

“He had another opportunity to come back here again. Every time you fight in this experience, you either learn something or move forward and get to that next level. Came in here in great shape. He looked faster, put pressure on him the whole time. When the 10-second clapper clapped, he exploded. He went in and tried to make something happen and he did. We always need heavyweights, get over here kid.”

Ode Osbourne

“He called himself a Picasso. I like when people talk shit and then actually back it up and do what they say they’re going to do. He delivered. One of the things I liked about his fight is that we got to see him everywhere. I like when you get to see these guys everywhere. Not just in their strengths, but we saw him standing, he looked great in the clinch, he was on top, and then he was on the bottom. You really don’t want him on the bottom, he’s nasty from the bottom. He comes in against a really, really tough guy and wins impressively.”

Antonio Arroyo

“I really respect the fact that this kid came from Brazil, didn’t make it the last time, we didn’t end up taking him. He had another fight, he fought that fight anyway, he comes over here and puts on the performance that he put on tonight. I can’t say no to you twice. Get on over here.”

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