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Dana White’s Contender Series Week 2 Results: Miles Johns, Miguel Baeza join the UFC

Dana White’s Contender Series Week 2 Results: Miles Johns, Miguel Baeza join the UFC

Miles Johns wins a UFC contract

The Body Lock has results and updates from all of the fights that took place during the second week of Dana White’s Contender Series in 2019.

For the first time in the history of Dana White’s Contender Series, all five fights ended by way of decision.

At the end of it all, it was Miles Johns and Miguel Baeza who walked away with UFC contracts.

Dana White’s Contender Series Week 2 Results

  • Tony Johnson def. Alton Cunningham (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)
  • Justin Gonzales def. Zach Zane (30-26, 30-26, 30-26)
  • Kyle Daukaus def. Michael Lombardo (30-25, 30-26, 29-27)
  • Miles Johns def. Richie Santiago (30-27, 30-27, 30-26)
  • Miguel Baeza def. Victor Reyna (29-28, 29-28, 29-28)

Who won the UFC contracts and why?

Miles Johns

“This guy is an absolute savage,” Dana White told Laura Sanko backstage.

“His corner wasn’t happy with him when he went to the ground. He fought a guy with a 100 percent finish rate. He did not care. He did not respect that this guy had a 100 percent finish rate on the ground. He gassed out. Listen, adrenaline dump, everything was on the line and it’s a big deal to get this contract, absolutely normal for that to happen. Loved his stand up, loved his ground, he’s an animal and I love that about this guy. Gotta have him. Gotta have Miles.”

Miguel Baeza

“Miguel took on a very durable vet with 11 days notice and the guy is a southpaw that didn’t make weight,” White shared backstage.

“He didn’t care that he didn’t make weight. He said I’ll fight this guy no matter what, I came to fight. I loved his stand up, I loved his groundwork, I loved him in the clinch, I loved his toughness and durability against a guy who would not quit. This guy took big shots, shots to the body where it looked like he was done, and it didn’t break this kid. This kid kept coming forward and kept trying to finish the fight.”

White also shared insight as to why he didn’t choose Kyle Daukaus, Justin Gonzales, or Tony Johnson.

Although he believes Johnson is his “kind of fighter,” he isn’t confident that he is UFC ready.

He also expressed that Gonzales looks “very one-dimensional” and doubts that he is ready for the UFC at this moment.

White also stated that he believes he will see Daukaus in the UFC someday, but he “isn’t ready right now.”

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