Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contenders Series Episode 9 Results: Former NFL Star Greg Hardy Makes His Pro MMA Debut

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Dana White Awards The Contracts To: Alonzo Menifeld & Greg Hardy

Alonzo Menifeld def. Dashawn Boatwright by TKO via strikes (0:08, R1)

Chris Curtis def. Sean Lally by TKO via strikes (1:37, R3)

Greg Hardy def. Austen Lane by TKO via strikes (0:57, R1)

Montel Jackson def. Rico DiSciullo by TKO via strikes (2:15, R3)

Kevin Holland def. Will Santiago by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)


Kevin Holland vs. Will Santiago

Round One: The round begins with Holland attempting a few kicks against Santiago, Holland also goes after Santiago with a punching combination. Santiago rocks a kicking Holland with a counter left hook, Santiago scores a takedown on Holland and Holland gets right back up. Holland scores a takedown on Santiago and Santiago gets back up after a guillotine choke attempt, Holland then nails Santiago with a left hook. Holland starts attacking Santiago with some leg kicks, Holland follows that up by nailing Santiago with a two punch combination. Santiago catches an incoming Holland with a check left hook, Santiago charges at Holland while throwing a combination. Holland continues coming forward and swinging away at Santiago, Holland backs up Santiago with a flying knee strike attempt. Santiago pops Holland with some lefts as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holland

Round Two: The round begins with Holland attacking Santiago with some leg kicks, Holland attempts some spinning attacks against Santiago. Santiago attacks a kicking Holland with a counter overhand right, Holland then hits Santiago with a kick to the midsection. Santiago rocks a backing Holland with a looping right hook, Santiago waits a short time before nailing Holland with another right. Holland cracks Santiago with a pair of rights followed by a pair of knee strike, Santiago recovers and he nails Holland with a left. Holland backs up Santiago again with a flying knee strike attempt, Holland kicks away at Santiago as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Holland (Overall Score: 20-18 for Holland)

Round Three: The round begins with Holland attacking Santiago with some kicks, Santiago rocks Holland with a wild left to the head. Santiago backs Holland into the cage wall by landing a punching combination, Holland uses the jab to keep Santiago at bay. Holland goes back to attacking Santiago with some kicks, Holland follows a backing Santiago while throwing strikes. Holland then nails Santiago with a straight right, Santiago scores a takedown on Holland and Holland gets right back up. Santiago grabs Holland and he holds him against the cage wall, the fighters separate and Holland pulls guard as the round ends.

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

Official Result: Kevin Holland def. Will Santiago by unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)

Montel Jackson vs. Rico DiSciullo

Round One: The round begins with DiSciullo attacking Jackson with some leg kicks, DiSciullo also goes for some high kicks against Jackson. DiSciullo nails Jackson with a side kick to the midsection, Jackson catches DiSciullo with a kick to the midsection. Jackson cracks DiSciullo with a two punch combination, Jackson catches DiSciullo with a step in knee strike before dropping him with a punching combination. Jackson pounces on a downed DiSciullo while gaining top position on the ground, Jackson transitions to back control as DiSciullo tries standing up. Jackson cracks DiSciullo with an illegal elbow strike to the back of the head and the fight is halted, the referee takes a point from Jackson for the illegal strike. The action resumes with DiSciullo kicking away at Jackson, DiSciullo attempts a spinning back fist and Jackson gets out of the way. Jackson accidentally nails DiSciullo low and the fight is halted again, the fight resumes with Jackson nailing DiSciullo with a two punch combination and the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 9-9 for Jackson

Round Two: The round begins with DiSciullo attacking Jackson with some leg kicks, Jackson comes forward and he swing away at DiSciullo. Jackson grabs DiSciullo and he gets him up against the cage wall, Jackson scores a takedown and DiSciullo gets back to his feet while eating strikes. Jackson drags DiSciullo back to the ground while getting back control, DiSciullo scrambles to his feet and Jackson drags him back to the ground while gaining back control. Jackson transitions to back control against DiSciullo, DiSciullo scrambles and Jackson maintains top position. DiSciullo gets to his feet as Jackson nails him with strikes, DiSciullo rolls for a knee bar and Jackson escapes to get back control on the ground. Jackson catches DiSciullo with knee strikes as the round ends.

Fightful scores the round 10-9 for Jackson (Overall Score: 19-18 for Jackson)

Round Three: The round begins with DiSciullo attacking Jackson with a variety of kicks, Jackson nails a kicking DiSciullo with a counter right. DiSciullo starts catching Jackson with some leg kicks, Jackson accidentally pokes DiSciullo in the eye and the fight is halted. The referee takes a point from Jackson for the eye poke, the action resumes with DiSciullo attacking Jackson with a high kick. DiSciullo then nails Jackson with a kick to the midsection, Jackson rocks DiSciullo with a knee strike before dropping him with a punching combination. Jackson pounces away on DiSciullo until the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Montel Jackson def. Rico DiSciullo by TKO via strikes (2:15, R3)

Greg Hardy vs. Austen Lane

Round One: The round begins with Hardy attacking Lane with a punching combination, Lane catches Hardy with a straight left. Hardy accidentally pokes Lane in the eye and the fight is halted, the fight resumes with Lane nailing Hardy with a three punch combination. Hardy rocks Lane with a right before dropping him with a left and the referee jumps in.

Official Result: Greg Hardy def. Austen Lane by TKO via strikes (0:57, R1)

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