With the fifth season of the Dana White’s Contender Series winding down we saw another solid week again last week, and more contracts given out as three of the five winners punched their tickets. That now brings the total to 29 out of 37 winners receiving contracts this season, as well as one loser.
We have another solid five-bout Dana White’s Contender Series event this Tuesday, Oct . 19 over from Las Vegas. With us entering the last few weeks we are sure to see some fighters put it on the line for a shot at the biggest proving ground in MMA.
The full Dana White’s Contender Series event preview is below:
Opening bout men’s bantamweight (135)
James Barnes (14-4)- 5th ranked bantamweight US west (+165 slight underdog) vs. Pedro Falcão (14-3)- 15th ranked featherweight Brazil (-195 slight favorite).
Second bout light heavyweight (205)
Armen Petrosyan (5-1)- 45th ranked light heavyweight Russia (+235 moderate underdog) vs. Kaloyan Kolev (10-0)- unranked light heavyweight worldwide (-300 moderate favorite).
Featured bout light heavyweight (205)
Caio Borralho (9-1)- 30th ranked middleweight Brazil (-380 moderate favorite) vs. Jesse Murray (8-3)- 2nd ranked light heavyweight Ohio (+290 moderate underdog).
Co-main event strawweight (115)
Valesca Machado (8-2)- 13th ranked women Brazil (+260 moderate underdog) vs. Piera Rodriguez (6-0)- 4th ranked strawweight Latin America (-335 moderate favorite).
Main event welterweight (170)
Solomon Renfro (8-1)- 7th ranked welterweight US northeast (-150 slight favorite) vs. Jonny Parsons (7-2)- 11th ranked welterweight United States (+130 slight underdog).
My picks for this episode of Dana White’s Contender Series:
Falcão via 3rd round KO/TKO
Kolev via 1st round KO/TKO
Borralho via 2nd round submission
Rodriguez via 3rd round KO/TKO
Renfro via 2nd round KO/TKO
Be sure to check out our previous article featuring last week’s DWCS event. We are aiming to bring MMA fans around the world weekly articles highlighting all of the up-and-coming fighters for DWCS. Be sure to check in with us next week for another preview of episode 9 on Tuesday, Oct. 26.