Randall Wallace replaces Gabriel Checco in Dana White Contenders Series 6 headliner

Gabriel Checco’s loss is Randall Wallace’s gain.

Wallace on Tuesday will fight for a potential UFC contract in the Dana White’s Contender Series 6 headliner after Checco withdrew for the second time this season.

Wallace will face Charles Byrd at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas of the sixth installment of the series, which will stream live on UFC Fight Pass.

Wallace (15-6) takes the fight on just days’ notice and enters on a three-fight winning streak, with all three victories coming by way of stoppage.

Byrd (8-4) gets his second chance at DWCS. At Dana White’s Contender Series 1 in July, he choked out Jamie Pickett with an arm-triangle – and a violent result. Despite the finish, he didn’t get a contract, so has another shot at it next week. The Legacy FC veteran from Texas has six of his eight career wins by stoppage.

With the change, the DWCS 6 lineup now includes:

  • Charles Byrd vs. Randall Wallace
  • Grant Dawson vs. Adrian Diaz
  • Cameron Olson vs. Karl Reed
  • Jamie Alvarez vs. Martin Day
  • Jamie Colleen vs. Tiffany Masters

For more on Dana White’s Contender Series 6, visit the UFC Rumors section of the site.

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Dana White's Contender Series 6 lineup set with Charles Byrd-Gabriel Checco, first women's bout

The lineup for the sixth edition of Dana White’s Contender Series is set.

UFC officials have revealed the five fights that will be featured at Dana White’s Contender Series 6, which takes place Aug. 15 at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

For the first time in the series, a women’s fight will take place when Jamie Colleen (3-1) takes on Tiffany Masters (2-0) in a strawweight bout.

In the main event, Charles Byrd (8-4) meets Gabriel Checco (10-2) in a middleweight bout. Additional fights include Grant Dawson (11-1) vs. Adrian Diaz (11-4-1) at middleweight, Cameron Olson (6-3) vs. Karl Reed (2-0) at light heavyweight, and Jamie Alvarez (6-1) vs. Martin Day (5-1) at flyweight.

Byrd gets his second chance at DWCS when he meets Checco. At Dana White’s Contender Series 1 in July, he choked out Jamie Pickett with an arm-triangle – and a violent result. Despite the finish, he didn’t get a contract, so has another shot at it next week. The Legacy FC veteran from Texas has six of his eight career wins by stoppage.

Gabriel Checco

Brazil’s Checco is a five-fight RFA veteran who went 3-2 for that promotion with three stoppages. But he hasn’t fought since a kneebar submission of Adam Stroup at RFA 43 in September 2016, which gave him back-to-back wins.

Masters, from Wisconsin, turned pro in late 2016 after an amateur career of nearly two years. She has stoppages in both her pro fights so far, both under the King of the Cage banner. In March, she submitted Miki Rogers with an anaconda choke in 57 seconds.

Colleen trains with Renzo Gracie on the East Coast. She started her career 3-0 with three knockouts, but in March 2016 dropped a fifth-round TKO to Danielle Taylor in a King of the Cage title fight. Taylor went on to sign with the UFC, where she now is 2-1.

The Dana White’s Contender Series 6 lineup includes:

  • Charles Byrd vs. Gabriel Checco
  • Grant Dawson vs. Adrian Diaz
  • Cameron Olson vs. Karl Reed
  • Jamie Alvarez vs. Martin Day
  • Jamie Colleen vs. Tiffany Masters

For more on Dana White’s Contender Series 6, check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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'Dana White's Contender Series: Week 3' lineup revealed, includes Ryan Spann vs. Karl Roberson

A light heavyweight matchup between Legacy FC and LFA veteran Ryan Spann and undefeated prospect Karl Roberson tops the bill for next week’s edition of “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series.”

UFC officials recently revealed the five-fight lineup for “Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 3,” which takes place July 25 at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas and streams live on UFC Fight Pass.

Spann (10-4) was victorious in his most recent outing, scoring a 20-second submission win over Roman Pizzolato at a World Fighting Championships event in Louisiana. Meanwhile, Roberson (4-0) is undefeated in the first four fights of his career, though he endured nearly two years off between his first two wins in 2015 and his most recent two, which came in April and May of this year.

Additional matchups include welterweights Jason Jackson (7-2) vs. Kyle Stewart (6-0), middleweights Gabriel Checco (10-2) vs. Chase Waldon (11-2), light heavyweights Daniel Jolly (5-2) vs. Alonzo Menifield (3-0) and featherweights Dan Ige (7-1) vs. Luis Gomez (3-0).

Jolly is the only one who boasts UFC experience. “The Werewolf of Texas” came to the promotion in 2015 as an undefeated prospect but suffered first-round knockout losses to Misha Cirkunov and Khalil Rountree and now looks to fight his way back to the octagon.

The “Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 3” lineup includes:

  • Ryan Spann vs. Karl Roberson
  • Jason Jackson vs. Kyle Stewart
  • Gabriel Checco vs. Chase Waldon
  • Daniel Jolly vs. Alonzo Menifield
  • Dan Ige vs. Luis Gomez

For more on “Dana White’s Contender Series: Week 3,” check out the MMA Rumors section of the site.

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Source: MMA Junkie