Last week in week 2 of the Contender Series Season 4, we saw a perfect five for five on contract winners. As middleweight Dustin Stoltzfus, Bantamweight Adrian Yanez, Strawweight Cory Mckenna, Featherweight T.J. Laramie and Middleweight Impa Kasanganay all impressed a very happy Dana White.
In the current climate with fights being pulled from cards and new opponents or fights being added frequently more and more all it takes is one great performance in front of Dana at the Apex in Vegas to get your shot at the big show. As can be seen by what happened with last weeks contract winner Impa Kasanganay. He is already scheduled to make his ufc debut August 29th against a contender series season 3 alum Maki Pitolo.
We are in for another great week of fights and have a full slate of five fights tonight on the show. Also, with a little history going down as well as the Cosce brothers become the first pair of siblings to compete on the show. We will see if the heavy contract numbers keep up from the first couple weeks of season 4 or maybe a slow down this week? The card order is as listed as below.
Opening main card bout (155 Lightweight)
Kevin Syler (10-0) -5th ranked Featherwieght Latin America (-145) favorite vs. Kenneth Cross (10-3) -5th ranked Lightweight Michigan (+150) underdog.
Second main card bout (265 Heavyweight)
Josh Parisian (12-3) 2nd ranked Heavyweight Michigan (-210) favorite vs. Chad Johnson (6-1) -14th ranked Heavyweight US Midwest (+190) underdog
3rd main card bout (170 Welterweight)
Orion Cosce (6-0) -39th ranked Welterweight US West (+250) underdog vs. Matt Dixon (9-0)-1st ranked Welterweight Oklahoma (-280) favorite
Co-main Event (115 Womens Strawweight)
Cheyanne Buys (4-1) -28th ranked Women US (-230) favorite vs.Hillary Rose (4-1) -2nd ranked Women New England (+235) underdog
Main Event (170 Welterweight)
Victor Reyna (11-4) -4th ranked Welterweight Texas (-130) favorite vs. Louis Cosce (6-0) -34th ranked Welterweight US West (+120) underdog
Kenneth Cross via 3rd round KO/TKO
Josh Parsian via 1st Round KO/TKO
Matt Dixson via 2nd round KO/TKO
Cheyenne Buys via Unanimous Decision
Louis Cosce via 2nd round KO/TKO