Sometimes on Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series, there have been fighters who have stepped up on short notice and know how to impress. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet a pacific hawk with a keen knack for the finish. A professional since September 2007 and representing Gracie Barra Portland and Vancouver Elite Martial Arts, Austin Springer holds an 11-3 record in 14 career bouts as a professional comprised of seven knockouts, two submissions and two decisions. Springer appeared on week two of season two of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2018 and has fought for various promotions including Bellator MMA and Titan FC.
In his MMA debut at Combat Caged Warriors, he defeated John Martinez via TKO in the first round. Springer defeated his next four opponents that saw wins over Zach Skinner and Aaron Martin. Then at Main Event Sports Main Event MMA 2, he defeated Damon Jordan via TKO in the first round. Springer also defeated his next two opponents via TKO in Josh Sollis and Ryan Mulvihill. At Prime Fighting 6, he defeated fellow DWTNCS season two alum Toby Misech. Springer knocked out Tony Berglund in the third round at Conquest of the Cage.
At DWTNCS 2, he submitted knockout artist Giga Chikadze in round three via rear naked choke to earn his second submission win as a professional. At 11-3 with seven of those coming via knockout, it would not be a total surprise if Springer gets the chance to hone his skills in other promotions like LFA or a Bellator MMA return before season three of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender starts up again next summer. I can’t wait to see what promotion picks up this pacific finisher next because whatever promotion lands him, they are getting a prospect who many believe is top of the line when it comes to featherweights in the Pacific Northwest!