Dana White’s Contender Series was back in action last night from the UFC Apex. With 10 hopefuls on the line up, it was a five fight card.

Dana White, as always was in attendance and gave out three UFC contracts on the night. Below are the results:

Mario Sousa def. Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz via Unanimous Decision

Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz was possibly the biggest prospect of the night. However, he had his troubles in a back and forth bout that would see him lose a close decision. Despite some success, especially with his grappling, he was not effective enough to score points with the judges. Afterwards, Dana White stated that he believed the judges got it wrong and Mariusz Ksiazkiewicz should’ve been awarded the decision.

Neither fighter was awarded a contract.

Natan Levy def. Shaheen Santana via 3rd round Submission

Levy is a rare breed from Israel, a region which Dana White is very excited to be bringing into the UFC. Although Levy came in on just one days notice, he performed brilliantly before putting Santana to sleep. Levy also displayed powerful striking, which Dana White said he looked forward to seeing more of.

Natan Levy was awarded a contract.

Nikolas Motta def. Joseph Lowry via Unanimous Decision

A gruelling fight for Lowry, who spent most of the bout with a bloodied and broken nose. Motta showed great maturity against a tough opponent, not rushing to finish the fight but picking Lowry apart and taking a decision victory.

Nikolas Motta was awarded a contract.

Luana Pinheiro def. Stephanie Frausto via 1st round KO

Pinheiro is a Judo specialist, so it seemed that if she was going to win, it would be via the grappling route. However. She ended up getting a flash KO in the first round. Showing that she’s a double edged sword, Dana White looks forward to seeing her grappling on display in the UFC.

Luana Pinheiro was awarded a contract.

Danny Sabatello def. Taylor Moore via Unanimous Decision

Sabatello kicked off the card by dominating bell to bell with his grappling and top pressure. The two talked trash during the fight and inbetween rounds, but after it was said and done, they shook on it. However, Dana White believed that Sabatello didn’t take enough risks, which is why he went the distance.

Neither fighter was awarded a contract.

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