Kurt Holobaugh earned his way back into the UFC.
Holobaugh, who found success outside of the promotion, returned Tuesday night and earned a victory over Matt Bessette in the main event of the first episode of Dana White’s Contender Series.
The series airs live on UFC Fight Pass.
Azunna Anyanwu, Boston Salmon, Charles Byrd and Joby Sanchez all scored wins. Salmon also earned a future UFC contract.
Results are below:
Kurt Holobraugh def. Matt Bessette via KO (strike) at 2:59 of Round 1
Azunna Anyanwu def. Greg Rebello via KO (strike) at 3:04 of Round 2
Boston Salmon def. Ricky Turcios via unanimous decision (30-27, 30-27, 29-28)
Charles Byrd def. Jamie Pickett via submission (arm-triangle choke) at 4:55 of Round 1
Joby Sanchez def. Manny Vazquez via unanimous decision (29-27, 29-27, 29-27)