Coming into the last episode of this season’s Contender Series we have seen a huge gain in talent off this season and after another good week of fights last week that saw 3 out of the 5 fight winners getting contracts. The total this season is 36 out of the 42 total fight winners heading into the final.
This final episode sees a full 5 fight card going down with all fighters involved I’m sure wanting to put on an epic curtain call. Maybe we see a perfect five for five on contracts in what has surely been at least on paper the most successful season of the contender series so let’s see how the final week goes down. The full five-fight main card is as listed below.
Opening Bout Flyweight (125)
Chelsea Hackett (3-0-1) -3rd ranked Women Australia (-225 favorite) Vs Victoria Leonardo (7-2) -52nd ranked Flyweight Worldwide (+185 underdog)
2nd Bout Lightweight (155)
Sherrard Blackledge (5-0) -58th ranked Lightweight US West (-200 favorite) Vs Tucker Lutz (10-1) -6th ranked Lightweight US Northeast
3rd Bout Strawweight (115)
Pauline Macias (4-0) -297th ranked P4P US West (+140 underdog) Vs Gloria de Paula (4-2) -63rd ranked Women Brazil (-125 favorite)
Co-main event Men’s Flyweight (125)
JP Buys (8-2) -2nd ranked Bantamweight South Africa (-300 favorite ) Vs Jacob Silva (6-3) -4th ranked Flyweight Texas (+275 underdog)
Main Event Heavyweight (265)
Nick Maximov (5-0) -24th ranked Light HW US West (-360 favorite) Vs Oscar Ivan Cota (11-2) -3rd ranked Heavyweight Mexico (+295 underdog)
Chelsea Hackett Via Split Dec
Sherrard Blackledge Via UD
Pauline Macias Via UD
JP Buys Via 2nd round KO/TKO
Nick Maximov Via 1st round Submission.