LAS VEGAS – Dana White’s Contender Series returns Tuesday with five fights on ESPN+ from the UFC Apex, and MMA Junkie is on the scene for full coverage.

In the featured bout, middleweight Jhonoven Pati (6-3), a two-time LFA veteran whose six career victories have all come by way of stoppage, faces Jamie Pickett (10-4), who has appeared twice before on Dana White’s Contenders Series but lost each time to UFC contract winners Charles Byrd and Puna Soriano.

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In the night’s first contest, middleweight Collin Huckbody (8-2) wasted little time in picking up a quick stoppage win over Kyron Bowen (9-5).

At the start of the fight, it was Bowen who was sharp on the feet, landing a few solid low kicks before Huckbody elected to shoot from range, scrambling his way to top position. Bowen then looked to escaped to his feet, but Huckbody rolled with him and was able to advance to mount. From there, he chased after the arm-triangle, missing it on the first few attempts but locking it in on a subsequent effort and getting a quick tap for an impressive submission win at the 1:28 mark of the opening round.

Up-to-the minute Dana White’s Contender Series 30 results include:

  • Jhonoven Pati vs. Jamie Pickett
  • Rafael Alves vs. Alejandro Flores
  • Jeffrey Molina vs. Jacob Silva
  • Mike Breeden vs. Anthony Romero
  • Collin Huckbody def. Kyron Bowen via submission (arm-triangle choke) – Round 1, 1:28