In September 2015, Dana White premiered the pilot for his new reality show, Dana White: Lookin’ For A Fight.
The aim of the project was to scout potential talent to be signed to the UFC roster, something White hadn’t done personally for nearly a decade. Joined by his friends, Matt Serra, Nick "The Tooth" Gullo, and Din Thomas, White has traveled the continent discovering fledgling fighters, several of whom have since been drafted into the UFC.
Below, we offer a list of all of the fighters who have earned UFC contracts through the reality show so far.
Sage Northcutt - UFC Record (3-1-0)
One of the most talked about fighters in recent years, and without a doubt the most famous fighter to have been signed from the show, Sage Northcutt was the central point of the pilot episode. At first, Northcutt was mocked due to his appearance, but the young star soon proved that first impressions can be deceiving. Putting on an impressive performance, Northcutt was the first signee from DWLFAF, and has since gone on to become somewhat of a golden child for the UFC.
The 20-year-old continued his run of impressive performances, winning his UFC debut via first round TKO over Francisco Trevino. Up next, the Texas native dispatched Cody Pfister via second round submission. The win streak ended there; Northcutt was submitted by Bryan Barberena in his third UFC fight, tapping out to a second-round arm-triangle choke. Northcutt's team would go on to claim he suffered from strep throat during the Barberena fight, which was contested at welterweight.
"Super" Sage was then given a chance to get back to his winning ways at UFC 200, where he topped Enrique Marin by unanimous decision.
Now, Northcutt will face fellow Lookin’ For A Fight alum, Mickey Gall. The pair recently agreed to face off at UFC on FOX 22 in Sacramento.
Mickey Gall - UFC Record (2-0-0)
Mickey Gall was the standout star in the show's first episode as it traveled to Philadelphia. The welterweight prospect impressed in his first pro fight, submitting Ron Templeton inside the first round via rear-naked choke. Following his win, Gall took to the microphone to call out CM Punk, asking to be the man to welcome the former wrestling superstar to the UFC. His tactic paid off, as White subsequently signed the 24-year-old, giving him the opportunity to fight CM Punk, so long as he won his debut.
Facing off against Mike Jackson at UFC Fight Night 82, Mickey Gall's second fight went just like his first, submitting his opponent inside the first round. Dana White kept his word, and offered Gall the chance to welcome CM Punk to the UFC. At UFC 203, Mickey Gall announced himself to the UFC roster with a dominant display over CM Punk, once again winning by submission inside the first round.
Galls faces Sage Northcutt on December 17.
Randy Brown - UFC Record (2-1-0)
Randy “Rude Boy” Brown was also featured on the show's first episode, winning his fight via KO inside the first round. Shortly after the show, Brown was signed by the UFC and matched with Matt Dwyer on the UFC on FOX 18 card. With the fight going the distance, Brown started his UFC career with a unanimous decision win; however, the Jamaican wasn’t able to carry the momentum into his second fight, succumbing to a second-round Michael Graves rear-naked choke. Brown returned to the win column at UFC Fight Night 94, submitting Erick Montano in the third round.
Cody East - UFC Record (0-2-0)
Appearing in the show's fourth episode, heavyweight Cody East impressed UFC president Dana White with a vicious knockout. Always on the lookout for great heavyweights, White signed the 28-year-old in time for the UFC 197 card. However, “The Freight Train” has had a tough introduction to life in the UFC, losing both of his fights via TKO, falling to Walt Harris and Curtis Blaydes.
Devin Clarke - UFC Record (0-1-0)
Devin “Brown Bear” Clark was one of two fighters signed by the UFC from the sixth episode of Lookin’ For A Fight. Fighting at light heavyweight during the show, Dana White signed the 26-year-old, but suggested he moved down to the middleweight division for his UFC debut. Making his first walk to the Octagon for the UFC Fight Night 91 card, Clark tasted his first ever professional defeat, losing to Alex Nicholson via KO in the dying seconds of the first round.
Matthew Lopez - UFC Record (0-1-0)
The second fighter to earn a contract on the sixth episode of the show was bantamweight fighter, Matthew Lopez. A standout competitor in the RFA, Lopez was on a seven-fight win streak when Dana White rolled into town. White snapped the 29-year-old up in time for the UFC Fight Night 91 card against Rani Yahya. Unfortunately, much like Clarke, Lopez’s UFC debut would see him face defeat for the first time in his professional career, losing via submission in the third round.
Albert Morales - UFC Record (0-0-1)
The latest fighter to be signed from the show is Albert “The Warrior” Morales. Making his pro debut in 2015, the young bantamweight had already performed on some of the sport's biggest stages before appearing on the seventh episode of Lookin’ For A Fight.
With two wins in Bellator, and a victory in the WSOF already on his resume, Morales impressed Dana White with a knockout victory over Mario Israel inside the first 20 seconds. The Californian was placed on the UFC Fight Night 94 card, stepping in as a late replacement for Manny Gamburyan to face Alejandro Perez. The fight went the distance, resulting in a draw.
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