“Be Joe Pyfer.”
Those were the words spoken by UFC president Dana White this past Tuesday when he gave a fiery speech to the rest of the Dana White’s Contender Series talent pool. Pyfer (9-2 MMA, 0-0 UFC) was the only one of the episode’s winners to get a UFC deal – and now, he already has his promotional debut set.
Pyfer, 25, won his DWCS fight by second-round knockout against LFA middleweight champion Ozzy Diaz. It was his second appearance on DWCS. In 2021, Pyfer lost to Dustin Stoltzfus when his arm was dislocated on a slam. Pyfer then tested positive for prohibited metabolite modulators and was suspended nine months by the Nevada Athletic Commission.
Amedovski, 34, could be fighting for his job. Although he entered the UFC with an undefeated record, he has yet to win under the promotion’s banner. After a unanimous decision loss to Krzysztof Jotko, Amedovski was knocked out in 14 seconds by John Phillips. He returned for his most recent outing in May, but was submitted by Joseph Holmes in 64 seconds.
With the addition, the UFC Fight Night lineup for Sept. 17 includes:
Cory Sandhagen vs. Song Yadong
Giga Chikadze vs. Sodiq Yusuff
Andre Fili vs. Lando Vannata
Sijara Eubanks vs. Maryna Moroz
Chidi Njokuani vs. Gregory Rodrigues
Tanner Boser vs. Rodrigo Nascimento
Trey Ogden vs. Daniel Zellhuber
Nikolas Motta vs. Cameron VanCamp
Louis Cosce vs. Trevin Giles
Damon Jackson vs. Pat Sabatini
Diana Belbita vs. Loma Lookboonmee
Melissa Gatto vs. Gillian Robertson
Marc-Andre Barriault vs. Anthony Hernandez
Alen Amedovski vs. Joe Pyfer