We had another very eventful Dana White’s Contender Series episode last week with another five fighters receiving contracts with their wins out of the six total. Bringing the total to 20 out of 23 bout winners and one loser of a bout. Will we have a drop-off this week or is it more of the same from this season? We have a return back to a five-fight event, the full event preview is listed below.
Opening bout Heavyweight (265)
Rizvan Kuniev (10-2)- 22nd ranked heavyweight Russia (-275 moderate favorite) vs. Edivan Santos (12-2)- 87th ranked middleweight Brazil.
Second bout lightweight (155)
Lucas Almedia (12-0)- 14th ranked lightweight Brazil (+145 slight underdog) vs. Daniel Zellhuber (11-0)- 10th ranked lightweight Latin America (-175 slight favorite).
Featured bout middleweight (185)
Aaron Jeffery (10-2)- 2nd ranked middleweight US northeast (-160 slight favorite) vs. Caio Borralho (8-1)- 47th ranked middleweight Brazil (+135 slight underdog).
Co-main event lightweight (155)
Manuel Gaxhja (7-0)- unranked completely (+270 moderate underdog) vs. Chris Duncan (7-0)- unranked lightweight worldwide (-350 moderate favorite).
Main event light heavyweight (205)
Lukasz Suldolski( 8-0)- 9th ranked heavyweight Poland (-200 moderate favorite) vs. Igor Poterya (19-2)-10th ranked middleweight Ukraine (+165 slight underdog).
My picks for this week’s Dana White’s Contender Series: Kuniev via 1st round KO/TKO
Zellhuber via 3rd round KO/TKO
Jeffery via UD
Duncan via 2nd round KO/TKO
Suldolski via first round KO/TKO