Your go-to guide for Dana White’s Contender Series, Season 5

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Dana White’s Contender Series has officially started back up.

After an insane 2020, the kick-off show for Season 5 took place on August 31st inside the UFC Apex Arena. To keep up with the news surrounding Season 5, The Scrap has your go-to guide for all things Contender Series.

Latest News

Confirmed Lineups

Aug. 31
Featured Light Heavyweight Bout: Azamat Murzakanov def. Matheus Scheffel via first-round TKO.
Featherweight: Joanderson Brito def. Diego Lopes via technical unanimous decision (29-28 x3).
Flyweight: Victor Altamirano def. Carlos Candelario via split decision, (29-28 x2, 28-29).
Welterweight: AJ Fletcher def. Leonardo Damiani via first-round KO.

*Contract Winners: AJ Fletcher, Joanderson Brito, Azamat Murzakanov, Victor Altamirano, and Carlos Candelario (becomes first loser to earn a contract won the show).

Sept. 7
Featured Welterweight Bout: Josh Quinlan def. Logan Urban via first-round TKO.
Middleweight: Chidi Njokuani def, Mário Sousa via third-round TKO.
Bantamweight: Saimon Oliveira def. Jose Alday via split decision, (29-28x 2, 28-29).
Flyweight: Carlos Vergara def. Bruno Korea via first-round TKO.
Bantamweight: Chad Anheliger def. Muin Gafurov via split decision, (29-28 x2, 28-29).

*Contract Winners: Chad Anheliger, Carlos Vergara, Saimon Oliveira, Chidi Njokuani, and Josh Quinlan.

Sept. 14
Featured Light Heavyweight Bout: Jailton Junior def. Nasrudin Nasrudinov via second-round submission.
Bantamweight: Mo Miller def. Brandon Lewis via unanimous decision, (30-27 x3).
Middleweight: Albert Duraev def. Caio Bittencourt via first-round submission.
Heavyweight: Łukasz Brzeski def. Dylan Potter via third-round submission.
Welterweight: Jack Della def. Ange Loosa via unanimous decision, (30-27 x3).
Flyweight: Jasmine Jasudavicius def. Julia Polastri via unanimous decision, (29-27 x3).

*Contract Winners: Jasmine Jasudavicius, Jack Della, Łukasz Brzeski, Albert Duraev, and Jailton Junior.

Sept. 21
Featured Middleweight Bout: AJ Dobson def. Hashem Arkhagha via first-round TKO.
Welterweight: Michael Morales def. Nikolay Veretennikov via unanimous decision, (29-28 x2, 30-27).
Featherweight: Steven Nguyen def. Theo Rlayang via unanimous decision, (29-27 x2, 30-26).
Flyweight: Kleydson Rodrigues def. Santo Curatolo via unanimous decision, (30-27 x3).
Lightweight: Victor Martinez def. Jacob Rosales via unanimous decision, (29-28).

*Contract Winners: Victor Martinez, Kleydson Rodrigues, Michael Morales, and AJ Dobson.

Sept. 28
Featured Light Heavyweight Bout: Igor Poterya def. Łukasz Sudolski via first-round TKO.
Middleweight: Caio Borralho def. Aaron Jeffery via unanimous decision, (29-28 x2, 30-27).
Lightweight: Daniel Zellhuber def. Lucas Almeida via unanimous decision, (29-28 x3).
Heavyweight: Rizvan Kuniev def. Edivan Santos via third-round TKO.

*Contract Winners: Daniel Zellhuber and Igor Poterya.

Oct. 5
Featured Welterweight Bout: Michael Mallott def. Shimon Smotritsky via first-round submission
Flyweight: Carlos Hernandez def. Daniel Barez via split decision, (29-28 x2, 28-29)
Bantamweight: Fernie Garcia def. Joshua Weems via first-round KO.
Middleweight: Joseph Holmes def. Shonte Barnes via second-round submission.
Lightweight: Genaro Valdéz def. Patrik White via second-round TKO.

*Contract Winners: Genaro Valdéz, Fernie Garcia, Carlos Hernandez and Michael Mallott.

Oct. 12
Featured Bantamweight Bout: Christian Rodriguez def. Reyes Cortez via unanimous decision, (30-28 x3).
Heavyweight: Martin Buday def. Lorenzo Hood via first-round TKO.
Flyweight: Jake Hadley def. Mitch Raposo via second-round submission.
Lightweight: Slava Borshchev def. Chris Duncan via second-round TKO.
Flyweight: Maria Silva def. Kathryn Paprocki via unanimous decision, (30-27 x3).

*Contract Winners: Maria Silva, Slava Borshchev, Jake Hadley and Martin Buday.

Oct. 19
Featured Bout: Solomon Renfro vs. Jonny Parsons (Welterweight)
Valesca Machado vs. Piera Rodriguez (Straweight)
Caio Borralho vs. Jesse Murray
Armen Petrosyan vs. Kaloyan Kolev
James Barnes vs. Pedro Falcão

Oct. 26
Featured Lightweight Bout: Kolton Englund vs. Manuel Torres
Lightweight: Javid Basharat vs. Oron Kahlon
Featherweight: Olivier Murad vs. Xie Bin
Bantamweight: Christian Quiñonez vs. Long Xiao
Flyweight: Qihui Yan vs. Karine Silva
Middleweight: Jansey Silva vs. Gadzhi Omargadzhiev

Nov. 2
Featured Welterweight Bout: Yohan Lainesse vs. Justin Burlinson
Featherweight: Jonas Bilharinho vs. Canaan Kawaihae
Lightweight: Achilles Estremadura vs. Maheshate
Flyweight: Zhifa Shang vs. Juan Puerta
Flyweight: Lun Qiu vs. Erisson Ferreira

Who has been rumored to compete?

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Regional Front Runners & Matchups to Watch

We decided to dedicate an area for names you should keep a close eye on. With fight news starting to slow down and many regional promotions putting on shows again, one can only imagine Sean Shelby & Mick Maynard will be watching closely.

Fighters who should get the contender series call this season:

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Connor "Rags" Rogowsky is a The Scrap's Co-Founder and a MMA writer during his free time. Rogowsky played football and track collegiately, and holds a Masters of Science in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University.Make sure to follow Rags on Twitter (<a href="">@rogowskyc</a>).
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