Dana White’s Contender Series began as a new entry for regional prospects to make it to the big stage, but it has now become a serious contender pipeline that has produced more than one UFC champion.
Jamahal Hill was the first DWCS veteran to become a UFC champ by defeating Glover Teixeira in a gutsy unanimous decision win at UFC 283. “Sweet Dreams” displayed a cool, confident demeanor as he took out the world’s best light heavyweights on the way to the title.
The second was none other than “Sugar” Sean O'Malley, who always believed he would become one of the sport’s biggest stars, way before the colorful hair and vibrant wardrobe. At UFC 292, he achieved his crowning moment by stopping Aljamain Sterling.
With two DWCS veterans etching their names in the history books, it raises the question: Which fighter did it better?
Was it O’Malley, who captured gold in his ninth UFC victory or Hill who only needed six wins to reach champion status? Furthermore, which fighter has a brighter future from this point forward?
MMA Junkie’s “Spinning Back Clique” panel of Brian Garcia, Nolan King and Mike Bohn joined host “Gorgeous” George Garcia and debated which DWCS veteran did it best.
Watch the segment above, and Monday’s complete episode of “Spinning Back Clique” below.