On Tuesday, Aug. 1, UFC President Dana White hosted the fourth installment of his new promotion dubbed Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series. The promotion holds weekly events from The Ultimate Fighter Gym in Las Vegas.

The promotion’s fourth event featured a middleweight bout between Phil Hawes and Julian Marquez. Hawes, a WSOF veteran, couldn’t bounce back from the first loss of his career in his last outing. Marquez, meanwhile, is a veteran of Bellator MMA, LFA and Combate Americas. He was riding a three-fight winning streak into the headlining bout.

The five-fight event streamed live on UFC Fight Pass beginning at 8 p.m. ET.

Julian Marquez def. Phil Hawes by knockout (right head kick). Round 1, 2:20
Kyler Phillips def. James Gray by TKO (elbows and hammerfists). Round 1
Carlos Candelario def. Ronaldo Candido by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)
Brandon Davis def. Austin Arnett by unanimous decision
John Castaneda def. Cheyden Leialoha by unanimous decision (29-28 x 3)

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Zach Aittama became a fan of martial arts at an early age. Hooked on the sport after one experience, Zach started training Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and Muay Thai as a teenager. Watching the sport only increased his interest, building a fascination for combat sports around the globe. Years of training and amateur bouts later, Zach continues to train while working and attending school full-time. Zach started writing for Fight Sport Asia in 2014 and joined the Combat Press staff in July of 2015.

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