Dana White's Contender Series 17 Results: Soriano and De Castro Land UFC Deals


Last night at the brand new UFC Apex, Dana White's Contender Series returned for its season three opener.

Two fighters left the episode with UFC contracts, including main event winner Punahele Soriano (6-0). Outpointing Jamie Pickett, Soriano was ultimately rewarded a UFC contract. The undefeated Middleweight had never gone to the scorecards before, previously finishing all five of his prior wins. 

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The 2nd contract went to Yorgan De Castro (4-0), scoring a TKO win over Sanford Alton Meeks.

Brendan Loughnane and Hannah Goldy also scored wins but failed to secure a contract, with Dana White opting against offering them deals based on these particular showings.

The full results can be found below:

Punahele Soriano defeated Jamie Pickett via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x 2, 30-26)

Hannah Goldy defeated Kali Robbins via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x2, 30-26)

Brendan Loughnane defeated Bill Algeo via Unanimous Decision (30-27 x3)

Yorgan De Castro defeated Alton Meeks via 1st Round TKO (4:45)

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