DWCS 4's Julian Marquez scored a thunderous KO – here's the moment he got a UFC contract

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LAS VEGAS – So, you’ve gone out there and won a fight at a Dana White’s Contender Series event. Now what? As it turns out, the nervousness isn’t over.

Each Tuesday during the weekly UFC Fight Pass-streamed event series, five fights take place at The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas, and they feature UFC hopefuls – with both up-and-comers and vets hoping to hold on to the dream. However, not everyone is guaranteed a UFC contract, even with a victory.

On Tuesday, at Dana White’s Contender Series 4, five winners – Julian Marquez, Kyler Phillips, Carlos Candelario, Brandon Davis and John Castaneda – gathered backstage to await their fate, and MMAjunkie was there to capture the anxiety-filled moments and eventual verdicts.

That anxiety eventually turned into jubilation; two fighters – Marquez and Davis – were awarded UFC contacts for their victories. Marquez earned one of the most memorable knockouts of the series so far – against Jon Jones training partner Phil Hawes – while Davis gutted out a brutal battle with Davis.

Watch the video above to see the moment the fighters were informed they’d been selected for UFC contract offers. Check below to see White’s explanation of why (via Twitter):

For complete coverage of Dana White’s Contender Series 4, visit the UFC Events section of the site.

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