Sid Wheeler to compete on Dana White’s Contender Series


Sid Wheeler

Sid Wheeler

Sid Wheeler (8-2) is set to compete on the prospect-driven “Dana White’s Tuesday Night Contender Series” this summer on UFC Fight Pass.

Shawn Bitter was the first to report the booking on Twitter.

“The All-American Kid” has won three straight bouts since losing back-to-back fights against top level prospects. The former Valor Fights middleweight champion knocked out Travis Davis in just 6 seconds at Justified Defiance Fight Series 5 last March, and followed up with a decision win over Robert Hale at Valor Fights 45 in October following recovery from a motorcycle accident.

In March, he traveled to Jordan, where he earned a split decision over Paweł Kiełek at Brave 10.

The 21-year-old is ranked as the No. 1 pro welterweight in Tennessee according to Tapology and is ranked No. 5 in the Southeast.

Wheeler becomes the third fighter with Ohio Valley ties set to compete on the Contender Series this year, joining Ohio’s Chris Curtis and Indiana’s Austin Tweedy.

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