Maheshate celebrates after being awarded a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
Maheshate celebrates after being awarded a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
Nicolas Atkin
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The Takedown by Nicolas Atkin

UFC: ‘special’ Maheshate gives Dana White something to cheer with China Academy stalling

  • The 21-year-old earns a UFC contract to spare Shanghai Performance Institute’s blushes after five other Chinese hopes fall short on Contender Series
  • State-of-the-art, US$13 million facility has yet to become the production line of UFC-ready talent it was clearly set up to be

Maheshate celebrates after being awarded a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
Maheshate celebrates after being awarded a UFC contract on Dana White’s Contender Series. Photo: Chris Unger/Zuffa LLC
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