UFC extends contract with Kelowna fighter

Kelowna fighter Matt Dwyer and Toshido MMA coach David Lea.
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KELOWNA – Local UFC welterweight Matt Dwyer has had his UFC contract extended by four fights.

Dwyer, 25, a Kelowna resident since he was two years old, fights out of Toshido MMA in Kelowna. He was signed to a remarkably rare four-fight contract with the UFC in 2014. Although his first appearance resulted in a loss in the first round, he went on to win two straight and earned two Performance of the Night bonuses.

"It feels amazing getting signed to another four-fight contract," he says. "I fought three out of four fights on my last contract and they just decided to cancel it and start a new one. I guess they like me."

The 6’4 Battlefield Fight League champion says he hasn’t been given an official date for his next fight but expects it will be sometime in November.

Follow Matt Dwyer on his Facebook fan page.

To contact the reporter for this story, email Adam Proskiw at aproskiw@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-0428. To contact the editor, email mjones@infotelnews.ca or call 250-718-2724.


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