Dana White’s Contender Series Episode Seven October 12 Exclusively on ESPN+

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Dana White’s Contender Series Episode Seven October 12 Exclusively on ESPN+

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Dana White’s Contender Series presented by ZipRecruiter continues exclusively on ESPN+ with episode seven Tuesday, October 12, 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 six of DWCS saw four more athletes earn highly coveted UFC contracts: lightweight Genaro Valdez, Fernie Garcia, Carlos Hernandez, and Mike Malott, bringing the total number of contracts awarded so far this season to 25.  

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 will compete for the chance to earn a contract with UFC.  

Following Tuesday night’s fights, a total of 142 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 Seven Bouts: 

Bantamweight – Reyes Cortez vs. Christian Rodriguez 

Heavyweight – Lorenzo Hood vs. Martin Buday 

Flyweight – Jake Hadley vs. Mitch Raposo 

Lightweight – Chris Duncan vs. Slava Borshchev 

Women’s Strawweight – Maria Silva vs. Kathryn Paprocki 


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Contacts ESPN / ESPN+:
Santa Brito / [email protected] / 646-547-5602
Ardi Dwornik / [email protected] / 646-547-5612  

Dave Nagle / [email protected] / 860-766-2241  

Paul Melvin / [email protected] / 860-766-5069 
Kevin Ota / [email protected] / 860-766-9581  



Dave Nagle

As I write this on 11-11-21, it's now 35 years for me at ESPN, the only real job I’ve ever had. I joined merely to help with the upcoming America’s Cup in Australia. I was told it would be for three months at all of $5.50 per hour. I like to say I simply kept showing up. I’ve worked on almost every sport, plus answered viewer calls and letters (people used to write!), given tours, written the company newsletter and once drove NASCAR’s Jeff Gordon to the local airport. My travels have been varied…I’ve been to Martinsville, Darlington, Indy and Super Bowls; the America’s Cup (all 3) in San Diego and College GameDay in the sport’s meccas such as Eugene, Auburn, Lubbock, Stillwater and more; the NBA Finals, Wimbledon (16 times and counting) and the “other Bristol,” the one with a race track in Tennessee. These days, my main areas are tennis, UFC, boxing, network-wide ratings (by month/quarter/year), and corporate communications documents, including fact sheets, chronologies, lists and nearly 35 of the Year in Review press releases. UPDATE EXACTLY ONE YEAR LATER: Today, November 11, 2022, I am retiring from ESPN -- 36 years to the day I began. As I ride off into the sunset – top down and E Street Radio blaring – I do so with so many wonderful memories, proud of my contributions and a heart full of gratitude for the opportunity. 
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