Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Week 6 Preview: Grocke breaks down all five fights

By Michael Grocke, MMATorch contributor

Week 6 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series airs on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 7 p.m. CT. Below is a week by week listing of the fighters White has chosen up until now.

Week 1: Kurt Holobaugh and Boston Salmon

Week 2: Sean O’Malley

Week 3: Karl Roberson and Geoff Neal

Week 4: Brandon Davis and Julian Marquez

Week 5: Alex Perez and Michael Rodriguez

Who will Dana White choose this week? Let’s take a look at the fighters and the match-ups.

Main Card

Charles Byrd (7-4) vs. Randall Wallace (15-6) – Middleweight 185 lbs.

Charles Byrd is 4-1 in his previous five fights and 2-0 in his last two. His most recent victory came in Week 1 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series where he submitted Jamie Pickett in the first round. Byrd was not selected to receive a contract in Week 1, maybe this time it will be different. Byrd has fought for multiple promotions in his eleven fight career including LFC, Dominion Warrior Tri Combat (DWTC), Fight Game, Legacy Promotions (LP), King of Kombat (KOK) and Global Fighting Promotions. In Byrd’s eight wins, three are by KO/TKO with three submissions.

Randall Wallace steps in on late notice for Gabriel Checco. Wallace is currently on a three fight winning streak with his most recent fight taking place at GKO 10 where he finished Mike Morales in the first round. At twenty-eight years of age, Wallace has twenty-one fights under his belt so he comes into this fight with a ton of experience. In his fifteen professional wins seven are by KO/TKO to go along with six via submission. He has fought for multiple fight promotions including, Rebel Fighter (RF), Art of War Production, Red Canvass Fight Promotions, The Warriors Cage (TWC), Argos MMA Fighting, Tachi Palace Fights (TPF), Battlegrounds MMA, West Coast Fighting Championship (WFC), Global Knockout (GKO) and Conquer Fighting Championships (CFC).

Grant Dawson (11-1) vs. Adrian Diaz (11-4-1) – Middleweight 185 lbs. 

Grant Dawson is 2-1 in his last two fights and winning his previous two. His most recent victory occurred at Cageside Promotions Kansas City Fighting Alliance 20 where he submitted Mike Plazola in the first round. All eleven of his pro wins have come by way of knockout or submission. The twenty-three year old has yet to make it to the third round in his pro career. The Glory MMA & Fitness product has fought for Omaha Fight Club (OFC), Dynasty Combat Sports (DCS), Shamrock Fighting Championships (Shamrock FC), Victory Fighting Championship (VFC), Rumble Time Promotions (RTP), Kansas City Fighting Alliance and Titan Fighting Championship (Titan FC).

Adrian Diaz enters Tuesday night’s fight riding a three fight win streak, with all three wins coming via submission. His most recent submission win came against Cody Gibson at TPF 31. Nine of the twenty-nine year olds wins have ended inside the distance. The Team Alpha Male has fought for Battle of the Valley (BOTV), Fight Militia Promotions, Long Beach Fight Night (LBFN), Fight for Wrestling (FFW), UPC Unlimited, West Coast Fighting Championship (WFC), Tachi Palace Fights (TPF) and Global Knockout (GKO).

Karl Reed (2-0) vs. Cameron Olson (6-3, 1 NC) – Light Heavyweight 205 lbs.

Cameron Olson was on a three fight winning streak until getting stopped by Julian Marquez in the first round at LFA 12. The Roufusport product has one win by knockout to go along with four by submission in his six career professional wins. The promotions the twenty-seven year old has fought for include, North American Fighting Championship (NAFC), King of the Cage (KOTC), Dakota Fighting Championship (Dakota FC), Resurrection Fighting Alliance (RFA), Valor Fight – Tennessee, Victory Fighting Championship (VFC), Driller Promotions and Legacy Fighting Championship – Texas.

Karl Reed is 2-0 in his early MMA career. His latest fight was at Stellar Fights 34 where he beat Charles Gamble by Unanimous Decision. Along with the Stellar Fights promotion, the twenty-eight year old has also fought under the Odyssey Fights banner. Reed is affiliated with Upstate Karate.

Martin Day (5-1) vs. Jamie Alvarez (6-1) – Flyweight 125 lbs. 

Martin Day is 1-1 over his past two fights. His most recent fight was at Mid-Pacific Championships 3 where he finished Shojin Miki in the first round. Fighting out of Hawaii Elite MMA, Day has one win by KO/TKO with two by submission in his five career pro victories. The Hawaii native has fought for Destiny MMA, West Coast Fighting Championship (WFC), Tachi Palace Fights (TPF), Global Knockout (GKO) and Mid-Pacific Championships.

Jamie Alvarez has won his last two fights, both by first round knockouts. His most recent victory occurred at Absolute Fighting Championship 25 where he finished Edwin Sarria. In his six wins as a professional, the American Top Team product has three by knockout to go along with one via submission. The twenty-nine year old has fought for Fight Time, Absolute Fighting Championship (Absolute FC) and House of Fame MMA (HOF).

Tiffany Masters (2-0) vs. Jamie Colleen (3-1) – Strawweight 115 lbs. 

After a 4-1-1 record as an amateur, Tiffany Masters is 2-0 as a professional fighter. She has one KO/TKO to go along with one win by submission. Both of her pro fights were under the King of the Cage (KOTC) banner. Her most recent victory came against Miki Rogers in March of this year.

After starting her MMA career winning her first three fights, Jamie Colleen suffered her first loss by getting finished at KOTC Night of Champions against Danielle Taylor. All three of the thirty-one year olds wins have come via knockout. Fighting out of Renzi Gracie Jiu-Jitsu, Colleen has fought under the Cage Fury Fighting Championships (CFFC) and King of the Cage banners (KOTC).

Enjoy the fights!

NOW CHECK OUT LAST WEEK’S PREVIEW: Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Week 5 Preview: Grocke breaks down all five fights

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