Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series 32 fighter Phillip “Megatron” Hawes.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 6, featuring a lineup of rising athletes looking to make their dreams come true by impressing UFC President Dana White and earning a spot on the UFC roster.
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NAME: Phillip Hawes
NICKNAME: Phillip “Megatron” Hawes
WEIGHT CLASS: Middleweight
AGE: 31 years old – 1/8/89
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 6-1, 185
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Little Ferry, NJ
FIGHTING OUT OF: North Bergen, NJ by way of Deerfield Beach, FL
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: Sanford MMA
TRAINING: 3pm wrestling, 7pm jiu-jitsu
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 7-2
Episode four (8/1/17) Hawes was knocked out by Julian Marquez at 2:20 of the second round
On episode one, Hawes lost a two round unanimous decision to Andrew Sanchez
When and why did you start training for fighting? After I graduated from college I felt like it was the next step.
What ranks and titles have you held? Division I wrestler for Iowa State and junior college national champ for Iowa Central Community College
Do you have any heroes? No
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? Becoming a UFC champ has been everything I have worked towards for as long as I can remember; it would be one step closer to a dream come true.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Iowa State, Bachelor’s in sociology
What was your job before you started fighting? Before I started fighting, I was a college student
Instagram account: philliphawes
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2014
- Five wins by KO, two by submission (Armbar, RNC) – has finished all wins
- Five first round finishes
- 3-0 with three finishes since Marquez bout on DWCS
Roberto Villa is the CEO, Founder, Executive Writer, Senior Editor of FightBook MMA. Has a passion for Combat Sports and also a podcast host for Sitting Ringside. He’s also a former MMA fighter and Kickboxer.