Dana White Tuesday Night Contender Series 23 took place Tuesday, August 6, 2019.The card was headlined by a lightweight fight between Omar Morales and Harvey Park.
Closing odds are courtesy of Several Bookmakers. Here’s a quick recap of each of those fights.
Favorites that Won
Herbert Burns struggled in the first couple minutes with an aggressive Darrick Minner, but it didn’t take long for Burns to show his grappling pedigree as he locked in a triangle choke to win by first round submission. Burns closed -667 with Minner closing +473. The brother of UFC veteran Gilbert Burns earned a UFC contract with this victory
Underdogs that Won
Omar Morales landed a beautiful right hand that landed flush dropping Harvey Park in the second round to close out the event and get a big knockout victory. Morales closed +241 while Park closed -303. With his victory over the LFA Lightweight Champion, Morales was a lock to earn a UFC contract.
Lucrezia Ria did decent work in the clinch and had an advantage on the mat to edge out a split decision over Marilla Santos. Ria closed +182 with the return on Santos -222
Andre Muniz took Taylor Johnson to the mat in round one and after some work off his back he was able to secure a rear naked choke for an upset victory. Muniz closed +230. Johnson closed -286. With the victory, he earned a UFC contract
In a very close fight in which each round was tough to judge, Dwight Joseph edged out a decision over Jay Perrin. Joseph closed +120 while Perrin closed -137