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

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Source: MMA Junkie