UFC Signs Matt Frevola, Allen Crowder, Lauren Mueller from Dana White’s Contender Series

By: Brian Knapp
Aug 29, 2017


Matt Frevola did not let opportunity pass him by.

The undefeated World Series of Fighting and Titan Fighting Championships vet submitted Jose Flores with a second-round arm-triangle choke on Week 8 of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series at the UFC Training Center in Las Vegas. One of three fighters who were signed to Ultimate Fighting Championship contracts, Frevola (6-0) prompted the tapout 3:32 into Round 2.

Flores (7-1) tried to keep his counterpart at bay with kicks, to no avail. Frevola floored him with a sweeping right hook in the first round and then secured a takedown in the second. Ultimately, he cinched an arm-triangle choke, cleared his legs and sealed the deal.

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Bellator MMA alum Allen Crowder was also brought into the UFC fold, as he disposed of Don'Tale Mayes with ground-and-pound in the third round of their heavyweight pairing. Crowder (7-2) drew the curtain 4:12 into Round 3, as he recorded his second win in as many appearances.

Mayes (3-2) lacked the stamina to navigate deeper waters. Crowder exhausted him with takedowns and scrambles in the first round, applied ground-and-pound from full mount in the second and then went for the kill in the third. There, he struck for a takedown and again advanced to mount before dropping elbows and punches for the finish.

Meanwhile, San Diego Fight Club export Lauren Mueller kept her perfect professional record intact with a unanimous decision over Kelly McGill-Velasco in a three-round women’s bantamweight clash. All three cageside judges sided with Mueller (4-0): 30-27, 30-26 and 30-27. Like Frevola and Crowder, her performance was enough to warrant a UFC contract. McGill-Velasco (2-2) has lost back-to-back fights.

Elsewhere, Jackson-Wink MMA representative Bevon Lewis (4-0) took care of “The Ultimate Fighter 23” graduate Elias Urbina (3-1) with punches 2:47 into the second round of their middleweight affair; and the American Kickboxing Academy’s Adam Antolin (13-3) extended his winning streak to nine fights with a split decision -- 29-28, 28-29, 29-28 -- over fellow former Tachi Palace Fights champion Casey Kenney (7-1-1) in a three-round battle at 125 pounds.

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