Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series three-season run has separated the contenders from the pretenders. In today’s episode of Across The Pond, you will meet alumni from the debut season of the show looking to infuse the bantamweight ranks with his Hawaiian hot sauce as he hunts for his first UFC win at UFC 251 on July 11 in the first of four events on Yas Island also known as fight island in Abu Dhabi. A professional mixed martial artist since January 2015 and representing Mixed Martial Arts Company Hawaii, Martin Day owns a 9-3 record in 12 professional bouts comprised of four knockouts, two submissions, and three decisions. Day appeared on week six during the debut season of Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series in 2017 and has finished six of his nine victories in his tenure thus far as a pro-MMA fighter and has only been to the judge’s twice in his career so far.
In his MMA debut, he faced Dylan Morgan and went on to defeat him via split decision. Day also defeated his next two opponents in Jeffery Oher and Stu Jones. Then at WFC 17, he submitted Anthony Torres in the first round. At TPF 28 Day defeated Richard Parra iii via split decision. He knocked out Shojin Miki in the first round. Day tapped out Richard Bernard in round one. He defeated Miki for the second time via split decision. Day defeated Brady Huang via TKO in the second round to pick up his fourth knockout win as a professional.
In his second appearance for the UFC at UFC 251 on July 11, he will face English submission specialist and The Ultimate Fighter season 18 alumni Davey Grant in a clash at bantamweight that will kick off the preliminary action on UFC Fight Pass. Good luck Martin! UFC 251 will feature a title fight triple-header along with a bevvy of international talents like Scotland’s Danny Henry.