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Dana White’s Contender Series 29 results: Both Cosce brothers, two other fighters earn UFC contracts

LAS VEGAS – Dana White’s Contender Series 29 took place Tuesday at the UFC Apex and four fighters walked away with UFC contracts afterward.

In the main event, Louis Cosce punched his way into the UFC with a 82-second TKO win over two-time DWCS alumnus Victor Reyna. Earlier on the card, Louis’ brother Orion Cosce, the biggest betting underdog on the card, rallied to TKO previously undefeated highly-touted Matt Dixon in the final minute of Round 3. Both brothers earned UFC contracts.

Joining the Cosce brothers as the newest members of the UFC was Josh Parisian. Having competed on Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 2 and The Ultimate Fighter 28, Parisian took the long road to the UFC. However, his devastating first-round TKO of Chad Johnson sealed the deal – a UFC deal.

Also earning a UFC contract was Fortis MMA’s Cheyanne Buys. Taking on Hilarie Rose, Buys displayed crisp striking and a well-rounded arsenal en route to a unanimous decision.

Despite his victory of undefeated Bolivian prospect Kevin Syler, Kenneth Cross did not receive a UFC offer. In the contract announcements, UFC president Dana White was complimentary of Cross, but said he’ll have to go back to regionals to improve.

Dana White’s Contender Series 29 results include:

  • Louis Cosce def. Victor Reyna via TKO (punches) – Round 1, 1:12
  • Cheyanne Buys def. Hilarie Rose via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 30-27)
  • Orion Cosce def. Matt Dixon via TKO (strikes) – Round 3, 4:42
  • Josh Parisian def. Chad Johnson via TKO (strikes) – Round 1, 3:43
  • Kenneth Cross def. Kevin Syler via unanimous decision (30-27, 29-28, 29-28)
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