Another Tuesday evening in the summer and that could only mean one thing.

The Contender Series keeps on rolling along tonight ( Tues., July 24, 2018) with the sixth episode of the season.

Here are the results:

Chase Hooper (5-0) vs. Canaan Kawaihae (3-0)

  •  Chase Hooper def. Canaan Kawaihae via unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 28-26)

Jeff Hughes (9-1) vs. Josh Appelt (15-6)

  •  Jeff Hughes def. Josh Appelt via TKO (punches) at 4:26 of round one.

Sodiq Yusuff (6-1) vs. Mike Davis (5-0)

  • Sodiq Yusuff def. Mike Davis via unanimous decision (30-27×3)

Jim Crute (7-0) vs. Chris Birchler (7-3)

  •  Jim Crute def. Chris Birchler via TKO (referee stoppage) at 4:23 of round one.
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Nick Newell (14-1) vs. Alex Munoz (4-0)

  •  Alex Munoz def. Nick Newell via unanimous decision (30-27×3)

UFC Contracts Awarded:

  •  Jeff Hughes  – Heavyweight
  • Sodiq Yusuff – Featherweight
  •  Jim Crute – Light Heavyweight

Developmental Deal:

  • Chase Hooper – Featherweight
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