Anton Berzin (Keith Mills/Sherdog)

Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series Week 7 Results: Sanchez and Lopez Earn Contracts

On Tuesday, Aug. 22, UFC President Dana White hosted the seventh 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 seventh event featured a light heavyweight showdown between The Ultimate Fighter 19 cast member Anton Berzin and 25-year-old Texan Kennedy Nzechukwu. Berzin captured the vacant CFFC light heavyweight title when he knocked out fellow Contender Series participant Jamelle Jones at CFFC 65 in May. Nzechukwu was undefeated in his pro career with victories over Thai Walwyn and Matt Foster.

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


Kennedy Nzechukwu def. Anton Berzin by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Benito Lopez def. Steven Peterson by split decision (29-28, 28-29, 29-28)
Joby Sanchez def. J.P. Buys by TKO (strikes). Round 2, 2:28
Mike Santiago def. Mark Cherico by TKO (punches). Round 1, 2:59
Jordan Espinosa def. Nick Urso by submission (anaconda choke). Round 1, 1:23