Don’t miss Malik Lewis’s breakout performance on Dana White’s Contender Series. A victory will secure him a five-fight contract with the UFC and make him the first fighter from Abilene to achieve this milestone.
Abilene, Texas — On September 12, Malik Lewis will step into the octagon on Dana White’s Contender Series, aiming to make a name for himself in the world of mixed martial arts. This will be Lewis’s second appearance on the show, but he believes it will be the one that truly launches his career.
Lewis’s first appearance on the show came after experiencing his first professional loss against lightweight slugger Trevor Peek. Since then, he has been determined to inspire others who may be facing similar challenges.
"A win will not only help me, but it will also bring hope to the people of West Texas who have been in my shoes," Lewis said.
Growing up in Abilene, Texas, Lewis has always had a fighting spirit. His ultimate goal is to become the first fighter from Abilene to compete under the UFC banner, leaving behind a lasting legacy.
"I believe I deserve this second chance. I am ready to represent Abilene and West Texas with everything I’ve got," Lewis expressed.
Reflecting on his previous performance, Lewis acknowledges that it wasn’t his best showing. However, he has taken full responsibility for his mistakes and has worked tirelessly to ensure a different outcome this time.
"There were things during that fight that were my fault. But now, I am prepared, we have a solid game plan, and I will give it my all," Lewis stated confidently.
A victory on Dana White’s Contender Series will not only earn Lewis a five-fight contract with the Ultimate Fighting Championship but also make him the first fighter from Abilene to achieve such a milestone. Standing in his way is James "Goku" Llontop, a formidable opponent with a record of 13-2. Despite the challenge, Lewis believes that destiny is on his side.
Make sure to tune in to ESPN Plus on September 12 to witness Malik Lewis’s journey on Dana White’s Contender Series.
|James "Goku" Llontop||TBD|
- Malik Lewis aims to make a breakthrough on Dana White’s Contender Series
- Lewis wants to inspire others facing similar challenges
- He aspires to become the first fighter from Abilene to compete under the UFC banner
- Lewis takes accountability for his previous performance and is determined to improve
- A victory will secure Lewis a five-fight contract with the UFC and make him the first fighter from Abilene to achieve this