This week, five more sets of hopefuls hit the cage hoping to add their names to the collection of athletes matriculating to the biggest stage in the sport. After another night of explosive action, it was another “Everybody Gets a Contract” evening, as UFC President Dana White invited all five victors to compete in the UFC.
Lightweight headliner Esteban Ribovics and Brazilian middleweight Claudio Ribeiro launched themselves onto the UFC roster with quick and vicious first-round finishes, while Jose Johnson’s underdog win and underdog story moved the UFC boss. White also spoke about an ineffable quality in Hailey Cowan, and praised the effort of Serra-Longo Fight Team representative Nazim Sadykhov.
Here’s a look at how things played out.