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Dana White impressed with new faces after Contender Series 20 delivers four more signings

One year ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - UFC president Dana White said he continues to be impressed with the attitude and approach of the fighters at the Contender Series after the latest installment of the talent-finding series yielded four more signings.
Antonio Arroyo , Ode Osbourne , Don'Tale Mayes and Brendan Allen all earned UFC deals after claiming impressive stoppage victories at the UFC Apex on Tuesday night, and White said he felt there could be little argument over the quartet he chose to sign.
“If you look at the guys I took today... how do you not take these guys?” he asked reporters, including MMA...
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Brendan Allen targets Madison Square Garden debut after securing UFC contract

Brendan Allen targets Madison Square Garden debut after securing UFC contract

One year ago   |   By MMAjunkie

LAS VEGAS - Louisiana middleweight Brendan Allen was made to wait, but the UFC contract offer he dreamed of finally was confirmed after his victory at Dana White's Contender Series 20.
When UFC president Dana White ran through his thoughts with Laura Sanko after the conclusion of the event, it initially seemed as if he had passed over the 23-year-old. But White soon circled back and announced Allen indeed had earned his deal .
“I was like, ‘Man, I guess they really don't like me!'” Allen said. “I've accomplished a good bit of things outside of the UFC. I didn't feel there was too much left...
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