Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Episode 14 Results: Nick Newell Attempts To Get A UFC Contract

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Dana White Awards The Contract(s) To: Chase Hooper (Developmental), Jeff Hughes, Sodiq Yusuff & Jim Crute

Alex Munoz def. Nick Newell by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jim Crute def. Chris Birchler by KO via punch (4:23, R1)

Sodiq Yusuff def. Mike Davis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Jeff Hughes def. Josh Appelt by KO via punch (4:26, R1)

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


Chase Hooper vs. Canaan Kawaihae

Round One: The round begins with Kawaihae nailing Hooper with a two punch combination, Kawaihae gets Hooper against the cage wall before landing a knee strike. Kawaihae stuns Hooper with a pair of lefts hooks followed by more knee strikes, Hooper gets Kawaihae against the cage wall before separating. Kawaihae drops Hooper with a three punch combination and a knee strike, Kawaihae lets Hooper stand back up and Kawaihae gets him against the cage wall before landing knee strikes. Hooper pulls guard and Kawaihae separates to get the fight standing again, Kawaihae scores a takedown on Hooper and he allows him to get back up. Kawaihae nails a swinging Hooper with a counter left, Kawaihae then nails a kicking Hooper with a pair of counter lefts. Hooper again pulls guard on Kawaihae and Kawaihae gets up to get the fight standing again, Hooper quickly gets Kawaihae against the cage wall. Hooper pulls guard again and Kawaihae gets back up again to get the fight standing again, Kawaihae scores a takedown on Cooper and he gets back control. Hooper scrambles to get free and he gets Kawaihae against the cage wall, Kawaihae scores another takedown on Hooper as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Kawaihae

Round Two: The round begins with Hooper attacking Kawaihae with some jab attempts, Kawaihae grabs Hooper and he gets him against the cage wall. Hooper accidentally nails Kawaihae low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Hooper coming forward and he swings away at Kawaihae. Hooper drags Kawaihae to the ground with a guillotine choke attempt, Kawaihae escapes and he scrambles to get back control on Hooper. Hooper scrambles to his feet and he gets Kawaihae against the cage wall while landing strikes, Hooper scores a takedown on Kawaihae and he gets the half guard. Hooper attacks Kawaihae with ground and pound, Hooper gains the full mount while landing a plethora of ground and pound. Hooper gains back control and he locks in the rear naked choke, Kawaihae escapes the choke and he gets top position on Hooper. Hooper scrambles and he regains back control against Kawaihae, Hooper looks for the rear naked choke as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Hooper (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Hooper charging forward and swinging away at Kawaihae, Hooper scores a takedown on Kawaihae and he immediately applies the arm bar. Kawaihae escapes and Hooper gets back control on him, Hooper gains full mount while landing ground and pound. Hooper transitions back to the back control position against Kawaihae, Hooper attacks Kawaihae with more ground and pound. Hooper regains full mount while landing ground and pound before going to back control again, Hooper goes back to full mount while landing a ton of strikes until the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-8 for Hooper (Final Score: 29-27 for Hooper)

Official Result: Chase Hooper def. Canaan Kawaihae by unanimous decision (29-26, 29-26, 28-26)

Jeff Hughes vs. Josh Appelt

Round One: The round begins with Hughes attacking Appelt with some leg kicks, Appelt attacks Hughes with a huge punching combination against the cage wall. Hughes grabs Appelt and he gets him up against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Hughes kicks Appelt in the midsection. Appelt accidentally nails Hughes low and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Appelt nailing Hughes with a left. The fighters have a striking exchange near the cage wall until Hughes scores a takedown, Hughes gets up and he allows Appelt to stand. Hughes then connects with a three punch combination against Appelt, Hughes backs Appelt into the cage wall after landing a knee strike. Hughes scores a takedown on Appelt and he gets the half guard, Hughes attacks Appelt with a ton of ground and pound until Appelt scrambles to his feet. Hughes drops Appelt with an uppercut and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Jeff Hughes def. Josh Appelt by KO via punch (4:26, R1)

Mike Davis vs. Sodiq Yusuff

Round One: The round begins with Yusuff attacking Davis with some leg kicks, Davis lands a right before eating a right from Yusuff. Yusuff trips up a swinging Davis with a low leg kick, Yusuff continuously attacks Davis with some rights. Davis stuns Yusuff with a two punch combination, Yusuff cracks Davis with a front kick to the face and it backs him up a little. The fighters have a wild striking exchange near the cage wall, Davis nails Yusuff with a few kicks to the midsection. Yusuff rocks a swinging Davis with a counter right, Yusuff drops Davis with a second right and Davis gets up a short time later. Davis scores a takedown on Yusuff after eating another combination, Yusuff gets back up and he nails Davis with a two punch combo. Yusuff takes a few swings before nailing Davis with another two punch combination as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yusuff

Round Two: The round begins with Davis nailing a kicking Yusuff with a punching combination, Davis and Yusuff get into a wild striking exchange near the cage wall. Yusuff goes right back to attacking Davis with leg kicks, Davis backs Yusuff into the cage wall while swinging wildly at him. Davis goes for a high kick and Yusuff blocks it, Davis then cracks Yusuff with a right to the midsection. Davis and Yusuff continuously attack each other with rights, Yusuff tries picking apart Davis with strikes while keeping himself at a distance. Davis gets Yusuff against the cage wall after landing a kick to the midsection, the fighters separate as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Davis (Overall Score: 19-19 for Draw)

Round Three: The round begins with Yusuff quickly attacking Davis with some leg kicks, Davis backs up Yusuff while taking some swings at him. Davis nails Yusuff with a kick to the midsection, Davis gets Yusuff up against the cage wall after eating more leg kicks. The fighters separate and Davis attacks Yusuff with a two punch combination, Yusuff rocks Davis by landing more leg kicks. Yusuff then nails a swinging Davis with a counter overhand right, Yusuff attacks Davis with a high kick that gets blocked. Yusuff then nails Davis with a kick to the midsection, Yusuff comes forward and he kicks away at a backing Davis. Yusuff briefly drops Davis with a leg kick, Davis goes for a high kick as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Yusuff (Final Score: 29-28 for Yusuff)

Official Result: Sodiq Yusuff def. Mike Davis by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

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