Las Vegas – Get to know Dana White’s Contender Series fighter William “Knightmare” Knight.
The fourth season of the hit show Dana White’s Contender Series continues with Episode 5, 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.
The fifth episode of season four takes place on Tuesday, September 1 at 8 p.m. ET / 5 p.m. PT, with all five bouts streaming exclusively on ESPN+ in the US.
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NAME: William Knight
NICKNAME: William “Knightmare” Knight
WEIGHT CLASS: Light heavyweight
AGE: 32 years old – 4/3/88
HEIGHT/WEIGHT: 5-10, 205
LEG REACH: –
BIRTHPLACE: Manchester, CT
FIGHTING OUT OF: East Hartford, CT
LANGUAGES SPOKEN: English
TRAINER: Kru Ed Thornton / Thornton Mixed Martial Arts
PROFESSIONAL MMA RECORD: 7-1
Episode 8 (8/13/19) Knight stopped Herdem Alecabek via strikes at 4:34 of the third round
When and why did you start training for fighting? End of 2015, because I was lazy and not doing anything.
What ranks and titles have you held? Ranked #1 LHW in New England as amateur and pro. Premier FC champ amateur and pro, amateur Reality Fighting champ, NYFE amateur champ
Do you have any heroes? No
What would it mean for you to fight in the UFC? To be established, take care of my family and use this platform to put Connecticut on the map.
Did you go to college and if so what degree did you earn? Automotive tech school.
What was your job before you started fighting? Maintenance / merchandise handler
Favorite grappling technique: Hip throw
Favorite striking technique: Basic 1-2
Facebook account: William Knight
Instagram account: ssj_nightmare
OTHER KEY POINTS:
- Pro since 2018
- All seven wins by knockout
- Four first-round finishes
- 2-1 since last DWCS appearance
- Origin of nickname: “From the game Soul Blade.”
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