Last week we had another exciting week of action on Dana White’s Contender Series at the UFC APEX with another five contracts handed out to five of six-bout winners. That means for the first time all season we didn’t have a perfect week, that being said, the event had one more fight than usual so it still brings the total this season to sixteen out of seventeen winners receiving contracts.
We will return to a five-fight event this Tuesday. Will we go back to another perfect week or finally have a drop-off in contracts?
The full Dana White’s Contender Series preview is as listed below:
Opening bout lightweight (155)
Jacob Rosales (13-6)- 9th ranked lightweight US west (-155 slight favorite) vs. Victor Martinez (12-4)- 1st ranked lightweight Texas (+130 slight underdog).
Second bout men’s flyweight (125)
Kleydson Rodrigues (6-1)- 84th ranked flyweight Brazil (-130 slight favorite) vs. Santo Curatolo (6-1)- 9th ranked flyweight US northeast (+110 near even).
Featured bout men’s featherweight (145)
Steven Nguyen (7-1)- 4th ranked featherweight Missouri (-225 moderate favorite) vs. Theo Rlayang (5-0)- 49th ranked lightweight US southeast (+190 slight underdog).
Co-main event welterweight (170)
Michael Morales (11-0)- 4th ranked welterweight Latin America (+190 slight underdog) vs. Nikolay Veretennikov (9-3)- 2nd ranked welterweight US west (-235 moderate favorite).
Main event middleweight (185)
Hashem Arkhagha (6-0)- 27th ranked middleweight Middle East (-115 near even) vs. AJ Dobson (5-0)- 4th ranked middleweight Ohio (-105 near even).