Dana White’s Contender Series ‘Week 6’ Play-by-Play & Results

By Mike Sloan Aug 15, 2017

Dana White's Tuesday Night Contender Series: Week 6 play-by-play kicks off Tuesday at 8 p.m. ET from the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas.

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Jamie Colleen vs. Tiffany Masters

Round 1

Jason Herzog is our referee for this strawweight contest and Masters comes right at Colleen to begin. Masters thinks takedown, but opts against is and is tagged by Colleen right hand. Masters backs her foe into the cage and lets loose with a combo to the body and head, but Collen shrugs them off. Masters closes the gap again and swallows a right fist as she clinches against the cage. Colleen pushes her opponent away and cracks her with another right to the head. Masters doesn’t care for it too much and backs away, only to get tagged again. Masters ties up the more powerful Colleen and eventually drags her to the canvas, but the Philly fighter scrambles up to her feet. Masters quickly takes her down again, lands a few punches, but can’t keep her down. Colleen stays in the clinch against the fence, but Masters climbs onto her back and takes her right back down, searching for the rear-naked choke. The Wisconsin fighter thinks about sliding over to mount, but changes her mind and reattempts the choke from behind. Masters runs out of time but she wins the opening frame 10-9.

Round 2

Masters opens the round with a leg kick, though there’s nothing on it. Colleen lands a nice overhand right, but Masters shrugs it off. Masters retaliates with a right of her own and forces her foe to the ground. From on top against the cage, Masters is tossing out elbows and punches like Halloween candy, but Colleen is doing a decent-enough job of defending. Masters tries moving to side control while landing left elbows to the head. Colleen bucks up in an attempt to escape, but Masters is all over her. Herzog warns Colleen to improve her position, but the Wisconsinite won’t allow it. Colleen finally rolls over to turtle, but Masters remains in full control. Tiffany thinks D’Arce but Colleen is wise enough to see it coming. Colleen seems lost on her back and appears to have given up as time expires. 10-8 Masters

Round 3

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Colleen won DWTNCS' first female bout.
Colleen clearly needs some sort of stoppage here in the third. When the frame begins, Colleen shows no signs of desperation as Masters slowly comes after her. Masters has her right body kick caught and then is dropped by a right to the face. Colleen backs away and allows her fallen foe to climb back to her feet. Masters drops down for a single-leg attempt, but Colleen easily stuffs it. Masters rolls over to her back, but Colleen stays in control and lands some decent punches from on top in half guard. Colleen backs away and allows Masters to stand back up. Colleen can’t deliver anything vicious and is eventually taken down by Masters. With a minute left, Colleen wraps up an armbar from her back and locks it in. Masters has her arm fully extended but is able to roll out of it. Colleen doesn’t give up and locks another one up, goes belly down and forces the tap with only a few seconds left.

The Official Result

Jamie Colleen def. Tiffany Master via Submission (Armbar) R3 4:43

Jaime Alvarez vs. Martin Day

Round 1

Jason Herzog is the referee again for this flyweight contest and Alvarez comes out with a low kick to the calf. Alvarez lands a few more low kicks but Day comes right back with a loud leg kick of his own. Day goes with a spinning kick to the chest but Alvarez shakes it off and responds with another low kick. Day cracks the TUF 24 veteran with a left hook, but Alvarez walks right through it and connects with a right upstairs and a pair of low kicks. Alvarez continues to chop away at his foe’s legs, but Day is unbothered and answers with a kick to the stomach and a left hook to the dome. The two exchange some solid punches against the cage, but Alvarez decides to take his opponent to the ground. Alvarez is on top in guard and then slams a nasty right to the head. Day is dazed, which makes Alvarez continue to hammer away with strikes. Day recovers, but he’s cut below his left eye late in the round. The Hawaiian goes for broke, explodes to his feet and scores a takedown of his own. He lands another just as the round ends. 10-9 Alvarez

Round 2

Day comes inside with a leg kick, but Alvarez drills him with a right to the jaw. Day's legs rubberize momentarily and Alvarez explodes with a flurry. From there, Day stumbles onto his back and Alvarez pounces on him. During the ensuing scramble, Day gives up his back and the Floridian wastes no time in going for the rear-naked choke. Alvarez batters his opponents from behind with punches to the melon and Day is having difficulty in breaking free. Day finally wriggles free and spins around to his knees and Alvarez slips off his back. Not wanting to let him back up, Jaime dives into the Hawaiian’s guard with about two minutes remaining. Alvarez explodes with some nasty ground-n-pound, crashing punches to Day’s head. With 45 seconds left, Day scrambles to his feet and seizes Alvarez’ back. He loses his position and falls off, forcing Alvarez back on top until the end of the round. 10-9 Alvarez.

Round 3

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Alvarez took the first two rounds.
Day misses a spinning high kick almost as soon as the round begins. Alvarez counters with a left-right, though his punches don’t land. Both men are tired early in the frame and are loading up with single strikes. The Hawaiian slams his right chin into Alvarez’s ribs, but the TUF 24 vet answers with a left hook upstairs. Day connects with a left up top again and Alvarez is hurt. Day slams two more punches to the head as Alvarez backs off, looking to clear his head. Alvarez misses a straight right and has to swallow a left-right for his effort. Alvarez is in full survival mode as Day chases him around the Octagon. A spinning kick to the body from Day, followed by a left hook to the liver. Alvarez is in serious trouble and doesn’t not have the energy to fire back. Another spinning kick to the intestines with a minute left. Alvarez has been on his bike completely for nearly three minutes as Day is gunning for the knockout. With 10 seconds left, Alvarez does nothing but back away. Day wins it 10-8.

The Official Result

Jaime Alvarez def. Martin Day via Unanimous Decision R3, 5:00

Cameron Olson vs. Karl Reed

Round 1

Herb Dean is the ref for this light heavyweight showdown. Reed tosses out a few high kicks as Olson charges right at him. The men clinch up early against the cage, with Reed pressing Olson into the fence. They split up and Olson is charging at his foe like a bull. Once Olson gets close, Reed catches him with a pair of knees to the head, though neither is totally flush Olson whiffs on three massive right hooks, but he eats a few pesky counter jabs in return. Olson’s nose is bloody at the midway point as Reed presses him into the fence again. Olson is drilled by a straight right moments before he is kicked square in the groin. Dean calls a halt to give the Roufusport fighter a reprieve. When the fight resumes, Olson darts in but he runs into a fist. They tie each other up again and trade knees to the body. From there, Olson lands a decent knee to the head as Reed plays the “downed fighter” game with his hands. 10-9 Reed

Round 2

Like in the first, Olson storms out of his corner like a bull and charges right at Reed. Olson misses all of his punches and I pressed into the cage. However, Olson fishes for the standing guillotine and it’s tight. Reed wriggles his neck free and pries Olson’s hands free and eventually reverses positions against the cage. When they separate, the South Carolinian slams a right elbow to Colson’s face, backing him up. Olson regroups quickly and forces Reed to the canvas. Reed seems to have lost his energy and desire to win as he allows Olson to easily pounce on him. Olson begins landing elbows from on top and suddenly Reed springs to life and back up to his feet. Very little action down the stretch as Olson tries a takedown against the cage while Reed defends. 10-9 Olson

Round 3

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Olson did just enough to taste victory.
Both men come our firing in the third, though neither lands anything clean. Reed misses a left hook and is countered with a textbook double-leg takedown. Olson quickly moves to his foe’s back, but the South Carolinian slowly rises back to his feet. Olson fishes for another takedown but misses it as Reed tries a standing kimura. The Milwaukee fighter simply presses Reed back into the cage as Dean implores them to work. Olson finally takes his opponent back down and forces him into the cage. Cam can’t keep Karl down long and they return to the clinch against the cage. Dean barks at them to work again, but the 205-ers likely didn’t hear the veteran third man. Olson misses a takedown attempt and back to the fence they go. 10-9 Olson

The Official Result

Cameron Olson def. Karl Reed via Unanimous Decision (29-28, 29-28, 29-28) R3, 5:00

Grant Dawson vs. Adrian Diaz

Round 1

Busy beaver Jason Herzog is the referee yet again for this featherweight duel, which opens with a front kick to the body by Grant. Diaz misses a few punches upstairs while grant touches him a few more times with the kick to the ribs. Dawson clinches up the Stockton fighter and quickly takes him down, landing on top in closed guard. The Wisconsin fighter lands some decent ground-n-pound, though nothing brutal is landing at this point, two minutes in. Diaz is thinking armbar from his back, but Grant sees it coming. Dawson postures up and delivers a few elbows and hammerfists. Diaz continuously closes his guard and when he does, Dawson punishes him. Dawson is relentless on top, pounding away with an assortment of punches and hammerfists. Diaz is panicking on his back, trying to get away but Dawson is all over him with vicious ground-n-pound. Dawson moves to side control on his left and thinks kimura from that position but bails during a scramble. Dawson locks in a rear-naked choke and it’s sunk in deep, but time expires. 10-8 Dawson

Round 2

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Dawson dominated Diaz.
Dawson charges right at Diaz, scoops him up and slams him down, powering through a meager guillotine attempt from the Team Alpha Male fighter. Diaz returns to the closed guard but he’s punched in the head. Dawson easily moves to half guard and then onto Diaz’ back. Dawson locks in the rear-naked choke, Diaz thinks about trying to pry Dawson’s hands away and then opts to tap out.



The Official Result

Grant Dawson def. Adrian Diaz via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2, 1:15

Charles Byrd vs. Randall Wallace

Round 1

Herb Dean is the referee for this middleweight bout. Byrd won his bout on Week 1 of this show so here he is again looking to get signed on by the UFC. Wallace misses a kick to the body and has to avoid a right to the head in return. Byrd slams a leg kick of his own and quickly ties Wallace up. Byrd misses with a last left hook and is drilled by a right cross from the Californian and is stunned. Wallace charges in and powers Byrd to the canvas, quickly taking his back and going for the rear-naked choke. Byrd is fending it off well, but he’s still in peril. Wallace is relentless with the choke attempt, but Byrd is remaining calm, nullifying the blonde man’s attacks. Byrd explodes out of the position and forces Wallace onto his back. From there, Charles slithers to full mount and crashes a nasty right elbow onto Wallace’s face. Wallace scrambles out and up to his feet and eats an overhand right. Byrd lands a right to the head and drags Wallace back down and into half guard. Though nothing is particularly debilitating, Byrd is landing some nice ground-n-pound from on top. It’s all Byrd in the first, 10-9.

Round 2

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Byrd picked up his second DWTNCS win.
Byrd opens the frame with a volley of punches to the head, forcing Wallace to retreat. Byrd drags him down and lands on top in half guard. Wallace scoots toward the cage and is able to recover to full guard, where he takes a few deep breaths. Byrd stands up and crashes a nice right hand to the head. Wallace sits up but Byrd is all over him, taking his back. Byrd slams in some punches and then sinks in the rear-naked choke. It’s deep and Wallace can’t do anything but tap out.



The Official Result

Charles Byrd def. Randall Wallace via Submission (Rear-Naked Choke) R2, 2:03

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