Dana White’s Contender Series Episode Nine October 26 Exclusively on ESPN+
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Dana White’s Contender Series presented by ZipRecruiter continues exclusively on ESPN+ with episode nine Tuesday, October 26, at 8 p.m. ET from UFC APEX in Las Vegas.
Each week, a new group of contenders, all looking to make their way into the UFC, will meet. Episode eight of DWCS saw four more athletes earn highly coveted UFC contracts: Caio Borralho, Johnny Parsons, Armen Petrosyan and Piera Rodriguez, bringing the total number of contracts awarded so far this season to 32.
DWCS introduces some of UFC’s top prospects from around the world in a 10-episode season, with new episodes available every Tuesday evening exclusively on ESPN+, the leading direct-to-consumer sports streaming service. Showcasing approximately five bouts in each episode, prospects compete for the chance to earn a contract with UFC.
Following Tuesday night’s fights, a total of 149 athletes throughout the series have earned UFC contracts, including two DWCS Season five, episode three contract earners – middleweight Albert Duraev and light heavyweight Jailton Almeida, who will be making their professional debuts at UFC 267 on October 30 and UFC Fight Night on November 13, respectively.
Dana White’s Contender Series on ESPN+, Episode Nine Bouts:
Middleweight: Gadzhi Omargadzhiev vs. Jansey Silva
Bantamweight: Long Xiao vs. Christian Quinonez
Lightweight: Oron Kahlon vs. Javid Basharat
Women’s Flyweight: Qihui Yan vs. Karine Silva
Lightweight: Kolton Englund vs. Manuel Torres
Featherweight: Xie Bin vs. Olivier Murad
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