Humble White Lion at DWCS Season 5, Episode 10

Exactly one year before winning his UFC contract in the final episode of season 5 of the contender series, Yohan Lainesse, posted the following prayer on his knees:

After his knockout hook, the white lion jumps and yells loudly. Apparently, he incorporates both sides of the human experience: enthusiasm and humility, noise and silence. That’s what a well-balanced spirituality is all about.

Islam Unites at DWCS Season 5, Episode 9

Two Muslim fighters won their bouts and their UFC contracts. Javid Basharat fought back, verbally and in the ring, when his opponent called him a terrorist. The UFC professional reminds his twitter followers that Islam is a religion of peace:

Gadzhi Omargadzhiev wins his UFC contract with the first kneebar ever on the Dana White Contender Series. During a recent training camp in Istanbul he took time to promote unity, when he posted, “sport unites regardless of nation and religion.”

Thankful knee at DWCS Season 5, Episode 8

Armen Petrosyan wins his UFC contract by KO. In his post fight interview he thanks God for the gift of talent. On Instagram he proudly shares his son’s Baptism:

Piera Rodriguez takes a prayerful knee when entering the octagon. She wins her bout by unanimous decision and secures a UFC contract. Kneeling in prayer comes naturally to the fighter:

Hadley wears a cross in DWCS Season 5, Episode 7

Jake Hadley won his bout on the Dana White Contender Series with a rear naked choke. He wore a cross around his neck before and after the fight, when he prayed, “please, God, I wish I get a chance.” His wish was granted and he received a UFC contract. The decision was not easy for Dana because of numerous problems behind the scenes added to the fact the Jake didn’t make weight. Apparently, the UFC boss believes in the power of redemption.

Steeple Hands in DWCS Season 5, Episode 6

Carlos Hernandez took a knee before he entered the octagon. We won his bout in decision and his reaction was to put his hands together in the shape of a steeple pointing towards heaven 🙏 You can catch a first glimpse at the very end of the video above.